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- Very wealthy and comfortable surroundings.
- Something desirable but expensive.
- 1910, Emerson Hough, “A Lady in Company”, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314, page 12:
- “ […] We are engaged in a great work, a treatise on our river fortifications, perhaps? But since when did army officers afford the luxury of amanuenses in this simple republic? […] ”
- Something that is pleasant but not necessary in life.
- 2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, page 68:
- As the 1857 to Manchester Piccadilly rolls in, I scan the windows and realise there are plenty of spare seats, so I hop aboard. The train is a '221'+'220' combo to allow for social distancing - a luxury on an XC train as normally you're playing sardines, so I make the most of it.
- (dispensable thing): necessity
very wealthy and comfortable surroundings
something desirable but expensive
something pleasant but not necessary in life
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- very expensive
- not essential but desirable and enjoyable and indulgent.
- (automotive) Pertaining to the top-end market segment for mass production mass market vehicles, above the premium market segment.
- luxury in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
- luxury at OneLook Dictionary Search
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