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English citations of sybaritic


1619 1777 1961 1985
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  1. Of or having the qualities of a sybarite; self-indulgent or decadent.
    • 1619, H. Hutton, Follie's Anat.:
      His belly is a Cesterne of receit, [] A Sabariticke Sea, a depthlesse Gulfe.
    • 1777, Richard Bentley; Samuel Salter, A Dissertation upon the Epistles of Phalaris: With an Answer to the Objections of the Hon. Charles Boyle, page 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; []
    • 1961, Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land, page 501:
      Mike looked again at his glass, took a slow sybaritic sip.
    • 2011, Chrystia Freeland, “The rise of the new global elite”, in The Atlantic:
      Yet for all its luxury, the mood of the Zeitgeist conference is hardly sybaritic.
  2. Having the character of or dedicated to excessive luxury.