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sumptuous
used in David Copperfield

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Definition of superior quality — often indicating extravagance or expensiveness
  • By and by, when we had dined in a sumptuous manner off boiled dabs, melted butter, and potatoes, with a chop for me, a hairy man with a very good-natured face came home.
    Chapters 1-3 (72% in)
  • He described it as an apartment of the most sumptuous nature, and said that he had drunk brown East India sherry there, of a quality so precious as to make a man wink.
    Chapters 25-27 (50% in)
  • Within the first week of my passion, I bought four sumptuous waistcoats — not for myself; I had no pride in them; for Dora — and took to wearing straw-coloured kid gloves in the streets, and laid the foundations of all the corns I have ever had.
    Chapters 25-27 (73% in)
  • For, though Julia has a stately house, and mighty company, and sumptuous dinners every day, I see no green growth near her; nothing that can ever come to fruit or flower.
    Chapters 63-64 (83% in)

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