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English citations of sybaritic

Adjective quotations

1619 1777 1961 1985
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  • 1619 — H. Hutton, Follie's Anat.
    His belly is a Cesterne of receit,..A Sabariticke Sea, a depthlesse Gulfe.
  • 1777Richard Bentley and Samuel Salter, A dissertation upon the Epistles of Phalaris: with an answer to the objections of the Hon. Charles Boyle p. 49
    This last passage of Jamblichuns, where he intimates that Cyclon's conspiracy came quickly after the Sybaritic war, being not only corrupted in original, but most miserably handled in the Latin translation;
  • 1961Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land, p. 501
    Mike looked again at his glass, took a slow sybaritic sip.
  • 1985Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked
    His is a manly trade; sybaritic Rome, that is becoming effeminate, needs to see muscle at work, recalling more primitive glories.
  • 2011, Chrystia Freeland, “The Rise of the New Global Elite”, The Atlantic:
    Yet for all its luxury, the mood of the Zeitgeist conference is hardly sybaritic.