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An epicure in Paris will eventually find her way to this restaurant.
  a person who loves fine food and drink
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The term is thought to have originated due to a misunderstanding of Epicureanism (the philosophy of  Epicurus). Epicurus actually encouraged a simple life.
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  • An epicure in Paris will eventually find her way to this restaurant.
  • It may be in a city of temples and shrines, but to epicures the centuries-old Nishiki Ichiba market is Kyoto’s most blessed place.
    Time Magazine, 2008  --,28804,1642444_1726285_1726239,00.html(retrieved 09/16/09)
  • ...up would come her dinner in perfect order, and in a style of preparation with which an epicure could find no fault.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • ...every delicacy of eating and drinking that the most singular epicure could possibly require.
    Charles Dickens  --  The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

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  • ...a more humane, gentlemanly and amiable set of epicures do not probably exist in the Pacific.
    Herman Melville  --  Typee
  • Ogre that he was, he spoke like an epicure.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • —Then fly, false thanes,
    And mingle with the English epicures:
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • Dr. Flint was an epicure.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Tie up the libertine in a field of feasts,
    Keep his brain fuming; Epicurean cooks
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • The amount and variety of foods would have found approval on the menu of a Roman epicure.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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  • But, as yet, Stubb heeded not the mumblings of the banquet that was going on so nigh him, no more than the sharks heeded the smacking of his own epicurean lips.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • This he unpacked with the help of a youth whom he had brought with him, and presently, to my very great astonishment, a quite epicurean little cold supper began to be laid out upon our humble lodging-house mahogany.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • ’Leave the fat, whatever you do!’ exclaimed I. ’Why, my dear, that is the very best part, and the delight of the epicures.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • So I sampled away, more as a curiosity seeker than an epicure, while Captain Nemo delighted me with his incredible anecdotes.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Well preserved fat corpse, gentleman, epicure, invaluable for fruit garden.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I was an intellectual epicure, and wished to prolong the gratification of making this novel and piquant acquaintance: besides, I was for a while troubled with a haunting fear that if I handled the flower freely its bloom would fade — the sweet charm of freshness would leave it.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The Epicureans As we have seen, Socrates was concerned with finding out how man could live a good life.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Recollection of the best ordained banquets will scarcely cheer sick epicures.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • His features might have been called good, had there not lurked under the pent-house of his eye, that sly epicurean twinkle which indicates the cautious voluptuary.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Peppino was decidedly an epicure.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "I like to do things like this," she said in the delicate voice of an epicure in emotions, which left no doubt that she spoke the truth.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • …mode of doing everything was peculiarly meandering and circuitous, and without any sort of calculation as to time and place,—though her kitchen generally looked as if it had been arranged by a hurricane blowing through it, and she had about as many places for each cooking utensil as there were days in the year,—yet, if one would have patience to wait her own good time, up would come her dinner in perfect order, and in a style of preparation with which an epicure could find no fault.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Because at some more flexible period he had advanced from oranges to grape-fruit he considered himself an epicure.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • As far as social ethics were concerned Eustacia approached the savage state, though in emotion she was all the while an epicure.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • When they walked down the aisle of the theatre, greeted by the nervous twanging and discord of untuned violins and the sensuous, heavy fragrance of paint and powder, he moved in a sphere of epicurean delight.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • As we entered the city proper, that great dove-colored epicurean city, he murmured something about how much could be done in Haiti if only he could get his hands on the money that the first world spent on pet grooming.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • She seemed not so much to be issuing an invitation as to be asking favour, and to want the Princess’s opinion of the Mozart quintet just though it had been a dish invented by a new cook, whose talent it was most important that an epicure should come to judge.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Many exquisite viands might be rejected by the epicure, if it was a sufficient cause for his contemning of them as common and vulgar, that something was to be found in the most paltry alleys under the same name.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • There was one family in particular, that used to live about a mile from us—not straight down the road, but turning sharp off to the left by the turnpike where the Plymouth mail ran over the donkey—that were quite extraordinary people for giving the most extravagant parties, with artificial flowers and champagne, and variegated lamps, and, in short, every delicacy of eating and drinking that the most singular epicure could possibly require.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Oswego was particularly well placed to keep the larder of an epicure amply supplied.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • But he thought it was very bad indeed, and his quarrel with Newman was that this unregulated epicure had a sadly insufficient perception of the bad.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • The owner of the birds was a free black, who had prepared for the occasion a collection of game that was admirably qualified to inflame the appetite of an epicure, and was well adapted to the means and skill of the different competitors, who were of all ages.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Here do you keep a hundred knights and squires; Men so disorder’d, so debosh’d, and bold That this our court, infected with their manners, Shows like a riotous inn: epicurism and lust Make it more like a tavern or a brothel Than a grac’d palace.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • She was nice only from natural delicacy, but he had been brought up in a school of luxury and epicurism.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Well, I can’t splurge like Guy the Epicure.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • You’re an Epicurean like myself, I see: you don’t want to see all those goddesses gobbling terrapin.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • It required all his delicate Epicurean education to prevent his doing something about it; he had to repeat over to himself his favorite notions: that the injustice and unhappiness in the world is a constant; that the theory of progress is a delusion; that the poor, never having known happiness, are insensible to misfortune.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Captain Call, a Stoic, says nothing about this mishap but Augustus, an Epicurean, makes several comments, none of them welcomed by Captain Call.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Jarndyce would readily do it again, but I have the epicure-like feeling that I would prefer a novelty in help, that I would rather," and he looked at Richard and me, "develop generosity in a new soil and in a new form of flower."
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Mr. Jefferson said that the Epicurean philosophy came nearest to the truth, in his opinion, of any ancient system of philosophy.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • He was the founder of the Epicurean school of philosophy which taught that pleasure should be man’s chief aim and that the highest pleasure is freedom.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Before the next lab hour I shall be glad if you will read Pater’s ’Marius the Epicurean,’ to derife from it the calmness which iss the secret of laboratory skill.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • It is said that the deserts of the Thebaid were peopled by the persecutions of the emperors and the massacres of the Circus; I should rather say that it was by the luxuries of Rome and the Epicurean philosophy of Greece.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • He had read somewhere that every man was born a Platonist, an Aristotelian, a Stoic, or an Epicurean; and the history of George Henry Lewes (besides telling you that philosophy was all moonshine) was there to show that the thought of each philospher was inseparably connected with the man he was.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • And perhaps he was the only person in the world who did not think his sisters uninteresting and superfluous; for his was one of those large-hearted, sweet-blooded natures that never know a narrow or a grudging thought; Epicurean, if you will, with no enthusiasm, no self-scourging sense of duty; but yet, as you have seen, of a sufficiently subtle moral fibre to have an unwearying tenderness for obscure and monotonous suffering.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • …eating in vast halls upon an immense creamy table from vessels of old silver—eating strange fabulous foods— swelling unctuous paps of a fat pregnant sow, oiled mushrooms, calvered salmon, jugged hare, the beards of barbels dressed with an exquisite and poignant sauce, carps’ tongues, dormice and camels’ heels, with spoons of amber headed with diamond and carbuncle, and cups of agate, studded with emeralds, hyacinths, and rubies— everything, in fact, for which Epicure Mammon wished.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • She liked him, however, upon the whole, much better than she had expected, and in her heart was not sorry that she could like him no more;— not sorry to be driven by the observation of his Epicurism, his selfishness, and his conceit, to rest with complacency on the remembrance of Edward’s generous temper, simple taste, and diffident feelings.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • The word "epicurean" is used in a negative sense nowadays to describe someone who lives only for pleasure.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • His followers were called Epicureans.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • He visited the Jewish synagogue in Athens and conversed with Epicurean and Stoic philosophers.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
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