One sees the root of the French Revolution when looking at the excessive opulence of King Louis XVI’s palace at Versailles.
had the appearance of a gentleman; and the arrangements of the house, and the general air of the housekeeping, indicated easy, and even opulent circumstances.
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Her opulent throne
Shakespeare, William -- Antony and Cleopatra
Hagar believed she could spend her life there among the cut glass, shimmering in peaches and cream, in satin. In opulence.
Toni Morrison -- Song of Solomon
It was Monterrey’s oldest hotel, built before the Mexican Revolution; its opulence was reminiscent of the colonial period of great excesses.
W. William Winokur -- The Perfect Game
This display of opulence was misleading, for though he did a fairly good business it was known that his easygoing habits and the demands of his large family frequently kept him what Starkfield called "behind."
Edith Wharton -- Ethan Frome
His companion, Mr. Shelby, had the appearance of a gentleman; and the arrangements of the house, and the general air of the housekeeping, indicated easy, and even opulent circumstances.
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
The opulence of having a teacher for each grade made a deep impression on them.
John Steinbeck -- East of Eden
that opulent cathedral, a vast reservoir where the wealth of three centuries had been piled up.
Victor Hugo -- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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Then I went back to hide in the frayed opulence of the old Pontchartrain Hotel on St. Charles.
Rick Bragg -- All Over but the Shoutin’
An opulent priest is a contradiction.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
Many women who worked in their kitchens traded at our Store, and when they carried their finished laundry back to town they often set the big baskets down on our front porch to pull a singular piece from the starched collection and show either how graceful was their ironing hand or how rich and opulent was the property of their employers.
Maya Angelou -- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Describing opulent wonders, he offered the family the use of one of the shah’s former villas.
Betty Mahmoody -- Not Without My Daughter
"How grand you look, Randolph," he continued in a thin voice while studying his host and glancing around at the opulent suite.
Robert Ludlum -- The Bourne Ultimatum
Lourdes wishes Ivanito were with her so she could point out the opulence—the nine-hole golf course, the landing dock for the seaplane, the Carrara marble floors.
Christina Garcia -- Dreaming in Cuban
Teabing’s opulent drawing room
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
this suggestion of opulence.
H.G. Wells -- The Invisible Man
a last relic of the opulence of Largelady Park
George Bernard Shaw -- Pygmalion
...nowhere in all America will you find ... parks and gardens more opulent, than in New Bedford.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
Kohler was sickened by the opulence of the Hallway of the Belvedere.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
they brought a breath of opulence among the company.
James Joyce -- Dubliners
Boots which extended halfway up his calves, and which were trimmed at the tops with rich brown fur, completed the impression of barbaric opulence which was suggested by his whole appearance.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
On all sides he beheld vast store of apples; some hanging in oppressive opulence on the trees;
Washington Irving -- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
its subsequent expansion from a collection of huts and hitching posts into an opulent ranching center with razzle-dazzle saloons, an opera house, and the plushiest hotel anywhere between Kansas City and Denver
Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
A nickel-plated cash register occupied a position in the exact centre of the general effect. The elementary senses of it all seemed to be opulence and geometrical accuracy.
Stephen Crane -- Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
her opulent throne
William Shakespeare -- Antony and Cleopatra
Each of these pretty homes had a garden in front fenced with white palings and opulently stocked with hollyhocks, marigolds, touch-me-nots, prince’s-feathers, and other old-fashioned flowers;
Mark Twain -- Pudd’nhead Wilson
—the architecture a little curious, a little femininely flamboyant and therefore to Henry opulent, sensuous, sinful; the inference of great and easy wealth measured by steamboat loads in place of a tedious inching of sweating human figures across cotton fields;
William Faulkner -- Absalom, Absalom!
Demteri left us in the cheerfully opulent reception area, where the woman Gianna was still at her post behind the polished counter.
Stephenie Meyer -- New Moon
A prevalent feature in these compositions was ... a wasteful and opulent gush of "fine language";
Mark Twain -- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The poorest kitchenwench no less than the opulent lady of fashion, if so be their constructions and their tempers were warm persuaders for their petitions, would find in him their man.
James Joyce -- Ulysses
This opulent sobriety betrayed the divided nature of the school, just as in a different way the two rivers that it straddled did.
John Knowles -- A Separate Peace
It was like seeing the grimy engine beneath the car’s gleaming exterior: Suddenly she could see how all the glitter and elegance, all the excess and opulence, had been built on the backs of workers like Bella and Yetta, workers calling out for justice.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Uprising
The wine, food, everything had to be opulent.
Kiera Cass -- The Elite
Compared to the bleakness outside those windows, the opulence felt like a slap to the face.
Sarah J. Maas -- Throne of Glass
He was sitting next to Randy and had noted him looking around in wide-eyed astonishment at the opulent surroundings.
David Baldacci -- Zero Day
Even in this hideous hodgepodge, though, the phonograph somehow stood out, a fake antique itself in opulent cherrywood.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
All they had to do was abolish guilt, and add an s. I turn a corner, onto a side street, a double row of expensive boutiques: hand knits and French maternity outfits and ribbon-covered soaps, imported tobaccos, opulent restaurants where the wineglasses are thin-stemmed and they sell you location and overhead.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
The swelling opulence now revealed was a surprise, a creamy abundance almost the same shade as the dress she wore, and gave me some idea why a man like Arthur Duncan might have married a penniless girl of no family.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
But I found a solace in the massive, opulent, pre-war gloom, which was easy to retreat into if you didn’t feel like talking or being stared at.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
It was huge, opulent, with lavish decor.
James Patterson -- 1st to Die
Now that his secret was out, Milo relaxed with Yossarian and Orr and inflated opulently with a vast, shy pride.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
The world will think you abandoned and poor, for the wife of a bankrupt would never be forgiven, were she to keep up an appearance of opulence.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
Our visit to this opulent giant clam came to an end.
Jules Verne -- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
The house-or rather, mansion-was set on the west side of Teirm, close to the citadel, among scores of other opulent buildings embellished with fine scrollwork, wrought-iron gates, statues, and gushing fountains.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
The old Mentat looked down at the table between him and the Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, noting the opulence of its grain.
Frank Herbert -- Dune
The opulent mansion before her had a wrought-iron security fence, electronic cameras, and lush grounds.
Dan Brown -- The Lost Symbol
There were great, round, pot-bellied baskets of chestnuts, shaped like the waistcoats of jolly old gentlemen, lolling at the doors, and tumbling out into the street in their apoplectic opulence.
Charles Dickens -- A Christmas Carol
Fadawar’s men were garbed in the same fashion, although less opulently.