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luscious


a bowl of luscious-looking peaches
  very desirable in various senses — such as:
  • delicious — especially sweet and juicy
  • sexually appealing
  • pleasing or delightful
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  • a bowl of luscious-looking peaches
  • a luscious girl with luscious lips
  • The book is filled with luscious landscape photographs.
  • For who could hate or bear a grudge
    Against a luscious bit of fudge?
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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  • Chocolate is ... brown and luscious!
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • When a chicken was slaughtered for dinner, the girls would get the wings and the neck while the luscious breast meat was enjoyed by my father, his brother and my grandfather.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • My mouth was watering as she prepared our floats in plastic coffee mugs, the foam a luscious rich brown.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Nothing had ever tasted so good as those pieces of honeycomb dripping with rich, luscious gold sweetness.
    Linda Sue Park  --  A Long Walk to Water
  • Her hair is thick and brown, the color of a rotten branch teeming with luscious ants.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • They freeze and hang, beautifully red and luscious-looking, for the whole winter—the color truly is wonderful against the snow.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong

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  • So very delicately I slip my hand up in a way that will allow it to begin to cup the underpart of her luscious left breast, or right one, I forget which.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The cheeses hardening at the edges, the sulfur-drenched grapes, luscious and shiny as wax, plumped with blood from the dying field workers of California.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The hills and the red earth and everything so green and luscious looking.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • I stood mesmerized by the heat and the luscious scent until the rain interfered, running its icy fingers down my back, forcing me back to life.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • —These Moors are changeable in their wills:—fill thy purse with money: the food that to him now is as luscious as locusts shall be to him shortly as acerb as the coloquintida.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • See you tonight, luscious.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Others begin to die off and it becomes clear that almost everything in this pretty place—the luscious fruit dangling from the bushes, the water in the crystalline streams, even the scent of the flowers when inhaled too directly—is deadly poisonous.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • She seemed infatuated with Aarfy, but he prayed intensely for her luscious aunt as he ran, or for a luscious girl friend, sister, cousin, or mother who was just as libidinous and depraved.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • It had been like luscious food to this woman, and, as he listened to her tell him about her cats and her brother, who had three children, whom she loved, he pictured her sitting on the chair in his basement, dead.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • ’Here,’ said Fritz, ’let me show you the trick of it,’ and he speedily set all the youngsters to work extracting the luscious juice.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • When Anne went to her seat after dinner hour—she had been told by Mr. Phillips to sit with the model Minnie Andrews—she found on her desk a big luscious "strawberry apple."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • The first drive was forgotten, the black, herded woods, the glaring rhododendrons, luscious and overproud.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Only from the yellow barrels of the microscopes did it borrow a certain rich and living substance, lying along the polished tubes like butter, streak after luscious streak in long recession down the work tables.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • It was filled with friandises, with luscious and toothsome bits—the finest of fruits, pates, a rare bottle or two, delicious syrups, and bonbons in abundance.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • The elders of the flocks continually led stealthy advances into the front yard, lured on by the green of the grass and the luscious promise of the cape jessamine buds and the zinnia beds.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • To left and right, outside, he saw an orchard closed by a pale-four spacious acres planted with trees in bloom or weighted down for picking: pear trees, pomegranates, brilliant apples, luscious figs, and olives ripe and dark.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • I remember a certain luscious roll he gave to such phrases as ’The people’s representatives in Parliament assembled,’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • At once there was an enormous mulberry growing in the middle of the courtyard, with its luscious blue fruits ready to patter down.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The voice is quite luscious.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Yes, buy them, by all means; and may the peaches be luscious in your mouth, Judge Pyncheon!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows, Where ox-lips and the nodding violet grows; Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine: There sleeps Titania sometime of the night, Lulled in these flowers with dances and delight; And there the snake throws her enamell’d skin, Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in: And with the juice of this I’ll streak her eyes, And make her full of hateful fantasies.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • In the early days when I looked on Lois as merely the luscious machine, I had allowed certain scarcely perceptible changes to be made in my appearance.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • If you didn’t smell so appallingly luscious, he might not have bothered.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • I imagined greenwheat and cornfields spreading over the mountainsides, luscious fruits hanging down from the branches of the trees.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Heaped up on the floor, to form a kind of throne, were turkeys, geese, game, poultry, brawn, great joints of meat, sucking-pigs, long wreaths of sausages, mince-pies, plum-puddings, barrels of oysters, red-hot chestnuts, cherry-cheeked apples, juicy oranges, luscious pears, immense twelfth-cakes, and seething bowls of punch, that made the chamber dim with their delicious steam.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • Anyway, between The Vigils and worrying about his marks, he didn’t seem to have any time to himself anymore, not even time for girls, no time to hang around Miss Jerome’s, the girls’ high school across town where, when school let out for the day, you could let your eyes devour some luscious sights and usually talk one of them into the car, for a ride home.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • —As ’twere, in the peerless panorama of Ireland’s portfolio, unmatched, despite their wellpraised prototypes in other vaunted prize regions, for very beauty, of bosky grove and undulating plain and luscious pastureland of vernal green, steeped in the transcendent translucent glow of our mild mysterious Irish twilight….
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Her cheeks were hollow and her mouth small, not luscious, more like a slit drawn hastily with a marker or a child’s crayon.
    Sarah Dessen  --  That Summer
  • It was so good to open up one’s lungs and take in whole luscious barrels-ful of the blessed God’s untainted, dew-fashioned, woodland-scented air once more, after suffocating body and mind for two days and nights in the moral and physical stenches of that intolerable old buzzard-roost!
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • But she’s really luscious.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Forth from the frigid mews come easily swinging carriages guided by short-legged coachmen in flaxen wigs, deep sunk into downy hammercloths, and up behind mount luscious Mercuries bearing sticks of state and wearing cocked hats broadwise, a spectacle for the angels.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • All this was clear and not worth struggling against—she would not be abandoning herself to a luscious summer’s night, there would be no long session with Leon, she would not be walking barefoot across the lawns under the midnight stars.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Prithee, Jack, answer me honestly; to what have tended all those elegant and luscious descriptions of happiness arising from violent and mutual fondness? all those warm professions of tenderness, and generous disinterested love?
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • She took the prescription and gave him one last, luscious smile.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • And he thought lusciously of mysterious and succulent food.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Grapes, plums, pears, melons were ripe and luscious.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • It was a clear little stream which ran quite merrily along on its narrow way through the luscious damp greenness.
    Frances Hodgson Burnett  --  The Secret Garden
  • Bright the carriage looked, sleek the horses looked, gleaming the harness looked, luscious and lasting the liveries looked.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • He spotted a harp in one corner, a loom in another, and a big cooking pot where the stew was bubbling, filling the cavern with luscious smells.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • I want to be stunned by passion so intense it knocks me right off my feet, down to my knees, where I know I’ll surrender to this luscious insanity.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
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