The sobriety, self-devotion, and piety of our predecessors, made us powerful friends our presumption, our wealth, our luxury
, have raised up against us mighty enemies.
She is conscience-stricken because she is only indulging in the luxury
of being adored 'by far the cleverest man she has ever met,' and is as heart-whole as I am
Thirty francs; but I pay that out of my 150 francs, -- that is understood, -- and as I require only eighty francs for my journey, you see I am overwhelmed with luxury
Adrienne sent for the porter's daughter, and she went forth to dispose of this, almost the only article of luxury
that remained to her.
Then he brought the world-renowned Turkish coffee that poets have sung so rapturously for many generations, and I seized upon it as the last hope that was left of my old dreams of Eastern luxury
Now, however, all was to be changed, and Dorothy was really more delighted to know that her dear relatives were to share in her good fortune and enjoy the delights of the Land of Oz, than she was to possess such luxury
However, the decision reached, the Arab and his lieutenant discussed the details of their forthcoming ventures for a short time further, when Werper made his excuses and returned to his own tent for the comforts and luxury
of a long-desired bath and shave.
For a time the shaggy man gazed upon all this luxury
with silent amazement.
make things pleasant, and the bracing air that forced me to feel the luxury
of breathing whether I liked it or not.
He had never known his father; his mother, a woman to whom luxury
was everything, always elegantly dressed, always on pleasure bent, whose beauty seemed to him miraculous and whom he very seldom saw, left him little at her death; but she had given him that too common and incomplete education which produces so much ambition and so little ability.
The furniture consisted of a few straw-bottomed chairs, a sideboard, some cupboards, a stove, and the late owner's celebrated clock; there were white curtains in the window, and a white cloth on the table, about which there was no sign of luxury
Man has invented, not only houses, but clothes and cooked food; and possibly from the accidental discovery of the warmth of fire, and the consequent use of it, at first a luxury
, arose the present necessity to sit by it.