from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state or character of being voluptuous, or addicted to the pursuit of pleasure and sensual gratification; luxuriousness.
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sensuality; the quality of being sensuous
sexuality; the quality of being sensual
- noun the quality of being
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- noun the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the senses
- noun the quality of having a well-rounded body
- noun the quality of being attractive and exciting (especially sexually exciting)
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The time of hymns to voluptuousness is past; gravity and sadness are now persistent moods.
He rebukes himself for his abandonment to 'the worst voluptuousness, which is an hydroptic, immoderate desire of human learning and languages.'
"Asiatic" temperament, of that voluptuousness, which is connected perhaps with his appreciation of the intimacy, the almost mystical communion of touch, between nature and man.
I found besides, that his maxims were very good for him, but felt that I had no use for them; I needed another kind of voluptuousness, of which he had no idea, and of which I not even dared speak, as I was sure, he would only make fun of me.
Like the film, the play follows the misfortunes of the Ekdahl family—in particular siblings Fanny and Alexander, who are forced to leave the splendor and voluptuousness of their happy family home after their father dies following a stroke suffered while playing Hamlet's ghost on stage.
"It's not sort of limp, it has a voluptuousness to it."
The stranded strings and low winds arrived by Act 2 but in the meantime, conductor Peter Mark and his reduced forces offered a clarity of texture and prominence of inner voices that almost made up for the loss of voluptuousness that the full group mustered.
It is a voluptuousness only the novel knows, and the elusive grail we poor scribblers helplessly chase.
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A legend for voluptuousness almost from the time filming began on "The Outlaw," the Howard Hughes production that marked her movie debut, Ms. Russell made many other well-remembered movies, had a productive singing career and remained active in the entertainment world to the end of her life.