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  • It’s August, so sumptuous that I couldn’t bear any more black squares, but no, it’s been nothing but hearts, Nick acting like my husband, sweet and loving and goofy.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Cinder cast one more look at her stepsisters’ sumptuous gowns before backing out of the room.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • So in spite of the fact that Little Arliss had caused me to make a bad shot, we had us a real sumptuous supper that night.
    Fred Gipson  --  Old Yeller
  • Cold, sumptuous silk onto which the sea has laid offerings: pebbles, shells, barnacles.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • Music, for one thing; just the availability of music alone, she said, filled her insides with a sense of delectation, as one feels just before what one knows will be a sumptuous meal.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • In the corner of a parking lot, among the sumptuous boutiques, they’ve reconstructed a forties diner.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The more sumptuous the dope, the deeper the anguish —mental and physical — when it wore off.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • And yet the pleasure was sumptuous, a banquet of exotic delicacies.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Row after row of sumptuous blooms, in lush pink, sunset orange, and even pale blue.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • She couldn’t stop looking at his wolfish eyes and his sumptuous pink mouth.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars

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  • Some Brahmins, clad in all the sumptuousness of Oriental apparel, and leading a woman who faltered at every step, followed.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Dinner was held in a sumptuous dining room.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • On their last evening, Mrs. Weasley conjured up a sumptuous dinner that included all of Harry’s favorite things, ending with a mouthwatering treacle pudding.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • A sumptuous man was the Farmer-General.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • The Dodge slowed down, and Dick gave the man a sumptuous smile.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • I decided to treat myself to a sumptuous feast, and then put up at a good hotel, and accumulate a new outfit of property.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • It was one of those sumptuous but cold apartments known to Pierre only from the front approach, but even in this room there now stood an empty bath, and water had been spilled on the carpet.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • We went into the kitchen and there found preparations for a truly sumptuous meal.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Porthos lived in an apartment, large in size and of very sumptuous appearance, in the Rue du Vieux-Colombier.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • It had occurred to me that this shadow of a garage must be a blind, and that sumptuous and romantic apartments were concealed overhead, when the proprietor himself appeared in the door of an office, wiping his hands on a piece of waste.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • They were too hungry to stop to fish, but they fared sumptuously upon cold ham, and then threw themselves down in the shade to talk.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Milo had at his disposal sumptuous quarters inside a salmon-pink palace, but Yossarian and Orr were not allowed to accompany him inside because they were Christian infidels.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The hallway was large, dimly lit, and sumptuously decorated, with a magnificent carpet covering most of the stone floor.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • "How’re we getting to King’s Cross tomorrow, Dad?" asked Fred as they dug into a sumptuous chocolate pudding.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • When I entered the house, the first thing I beheld in the middle of Assunta’s chamber was a cradle that might be called sumptuous compared with the rest of the furniture, and in it a baby seven or eight months old.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • It was the famous sunken sanctuary beneath the main altar-the sumptuous underground chamber that held the Vatican’s most sacred relics.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The pedagogue’s mouth watered as he looked upon this sumptuous promise of luxurious winter fare.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • The dark carpeting was discreetly sumptuous, exotic pot plants and tastefully engraved prints of the principal computer programmers and their families were deployed liberally about the room, and stately windows looked out upon a tree-lined public square.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Whenever I dozed I dreamt of horrible phantasms, of the death of the curate, or of sumptuous dinners; but, asleep or awake, I felt a keen pain that urged me to drink again and again.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • And he couldn’t get deep into Guitar’s talk of elegant clothes for himself and his brother, sumptuous meals for Uncle Billy, and week-long card games in which the stakes would be a yard and a half and then a deuce and a quarter.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • It certainly was agreeable to fare sumptuously, drive in a fine carriage, wear her best frock every day, and do nothing but enjoy herself.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • After they trooped into the sumptuous entryway, the butler swept past them and down a polished wood hallway to one door among many, which he opened and ushered them through.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • It was a sumptuous room, sure-a room half the kids in Sterling High would have given their right arm to enter-but it was also a room from which there really wasn’t an escape.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • She contemplated with the greatest interest this woman who gave the most sumptuous dinners in America, and who had all the men in New Orleans at her feet.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • "The queen who mended her stockings in prison," he thought, "must have looked then every inch a queen and even more a queen than at sumptuous banquets and levees."
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Here seals and otters could indulge in a sumptuous meal, mixing meat from fish with vegetables from the sea, like the English with their Irish stews.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Areithoos, the mace-wielder, so called by fighting men and by their sumptuous women for using neither bow nor spear: he swung an iron mace to break through ranks in battle.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • The island’s sumptuous cuisine lost its taste, books no longer held his interest, and even the dazzling sunsets from his villa looked dull.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • I instructed the Marcos to keep quiet about this sumptuousness, so as to give me a chance to surprise the guests and show off a little.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • 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.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Everything on board the DAY DREAM was fitted with that exquisite luxury, so dear to Sir Percy Blakeney’s heart, and by the time they all landed at Dover he had found time to get into some of the sumptuous clothes which he loved, and of which he always kept a supply on board his yacht.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Until midnight the strangers, disguised as bedouins, took part in the delirium and even enriched it with sumptuous fireworks and acrobatic skills that made one think of the art of the gypsies.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Donald excuses himself and moves to a central spot in the sumptuous living room to give a toast, holding out his crystal glass of white wine.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Besides, there were fewer to feed; the sick could eat little; our breakfast-basins were better filled; when there was no time to prepare a regular dinner, which often happened, she would give us a large piece of cold pie, or a thick slice of bread and cheese, and this we carried away with us to the wood, where we each chose the spot we liked best, and dined sumptuously.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Osborne gave a sumptuous reward to the Sergeant when he parted with him, after having visited the scenes of his son’s last exploits.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • She wanted them to be sumptuous, and when he alone could not pay the expenses, she made up the deficit liberally, which happened pretty well every time.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • The floors were of brightly colored tiles, the walls a composition of rich, dark, polished wood, which gave the place a very sumptuous appearance.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Lestat had always known how to steal from victims chosen for sumptuous dress and other promising signs of extravagance.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Then came the knock of the fishwife with her box of red snappers dying on a bed of algae, the sumptuous fruit sellers with vegetables from Maria la Baja and fruit from San Jacinto.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • "You are sumptuous, opulent, expensive," her father rejoined.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
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