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a luxuriant green valley strewn with violet wildflowers
  growing well (thrive profusely or flourish extensively)
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Word Confusion:  Luxuriant (growing well) is often confused with luxurious (having luxuries).
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  • a luxuriant green valley strewn with violet wildflowers
  • hunted nearly to extinction for their luxuriant fur
  • His hair was curly and dark like mine, except not as fashionably tousled or luxuriant.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • I compared the luxuriant tresses of Hattie and her mother with Olive’s thin curls, and I remembered Hattie’s attack on my hair after she smelled the bogweed.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted

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  • It was the darkness of the womb, the prenatal darkness of embryos in that house, which was a little disconcerting but made for deep and luxuriant sleeping.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Sitting in the concert hall, she had listened to the fresh new work as in a trance, and let the casements and doors of her mind swing wide to admit the luxuriant, enlaced and fretted harmonies, and those wild dissonances, inexhaustibly inspired.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Few pumpkins, however, could boast such a luxuriant growth of beard, nor such a pair of bright blue eyes.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The yams put on luxuriant green leaves, but every farmer knew that without sunshine the tubers would not grow.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • For most of the way they were forced right down to the bare rock by the water and had to edge along between that and the dark luxuriance of the forest.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • What maharaja’s son had such vast, luxuriant grounds to play about?
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi

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  • As you may observe, Mr. Holmes, my hair is somewhat luxuriant, and of a rather peculiar tint of chestnut.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • For a time, however, the red weed grew with astonishing vigour and luxuriance.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • It cannot be expected that this system of farming would produce any very extraordinary or luxuriant crop.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Straddling her grandfather was a naked woman wearing a white mask, her luxuriant silver hair flowing out behind it.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • It was a most beautiful season; never did the fields bestow a more plentiful harvest or the vines yield a more luxuriant vintage, but my eyes were insensible to the charms of nature.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The leaves were a deep, luxuriant green on one side, ash white on the other.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Donning a luxuriant Hotel Bernini robe, he walked out of the bedroom into the suite’s foyer.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • HALLORANN ARRIVES Larry Durkin was a tall and skinny man with a morose face overtopped with a luxuriant mane of red hair.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • In a very few hours the brown earth had become ruddy, the brick had changed to granite, and red cows grazed in well-hedged fields where the lush grasses and more luxuriant vegetation spoke of a richer, if a damper, climate.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • There is a way, she’d said, and, in the morning, Mariam would tell her what needed to be done and they would do it, and maybe by tomorrow this time they would be on their way to this new life, a life luxuriant with possibility and joy and welcomed difficulties.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The country around the lake was well cultivated, for the Mormons are mostly farmers; while ranches and pens for domesticated animals, fields of wheat, corn, and other cereals, luxuriant prairies, hedges of wild rose, clumps of acacias and milk-wort, would have been seen six months later.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • The blossoms were unusually luxuriant and beautiful that summer.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • Good things lost amid a wilderness of weeds, to be sure, whose rankness far over-topped their neglected growth; yet, notwithstanding, evidence of a wealthy soil, that might yield luxuriant crops under other and favourable circumstances.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Tilted on one side of her head she had a small cap of gold-colored silk, embroidered with pearls; while on the other a purple rose mingled its glowing colors with the luxuriant masses of her hair, of which the blackness was so intense that it was tinged with blue.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The draperies and fluttering things which she wore suited her rich, luxuriant beauty as a greater severity of line could not have done.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • Soft to the foot, these densely textured lawns would have rivaled the most luxuriant carpets woven by the hand of man.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Past its base there flowed a gentle brook, all around it spread a meadow so green and luxuriant that it was a delight to the eyes to look upon it, and forest trees in abundance, and shrubs and flowers, added to the charms of the spot.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Her neck, rising from the black taffeta sheath of her basque, was creamy-skinned, rounded and slender, and it seemed always tilted slightly backward by the weight of her luxuriant hair in its net at the back of her head.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Therefore she did as she was told, and did it with such nervous hands that her hair (which was luxuriant and beautiful) fell all about her face.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Here palms, alpacas, and volcanoes; sun’s disks and stars; ecliptics, horns-of-plenty, and rich banners waving, are in luxuriant profusion stamped; so that the precious gold seems almost to derive an added preciousness and enhancing glories, by passing through those fancy mints, so Spanishly poetic.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The garden was neither especially luxuriant nor particularly well kept.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • In the middle of the valley the undergrowth was thick; luxuriant.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • His long luxuriant hair was trained to flow in quaint tresses down his richly furred cloak.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • I got out several cords of stumps in plowing, which supplied me with fuel for a long time, and left small circles of virgin mould, easily distinguishable through the summer by the greater luxuriance of the beans there.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • "Well, they are very luxuriant still," I said.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • She had cut it that very morning on account of the new moon and it nestled about her pretty head in a profusion of luxuriant clusters and pared her nails too, Thursday for wealth.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • In this corner the ground dipped a little, and the blue-grass, which the weeds had driven out in the upper part of the orchard, grew thick and luxuriant.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • Carrie laughed luxuriantly.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • In each of the sisters there was one trait of the mother — and only one; the thin and pallid elder daughter had her parent’s Cairngorm eye: the blooming and luxuriant younger girl had her contour of jaw and chin — perhaps a little softened, but still imparting an indescribable hardness to the countenance otherwise so voluptuous and buxom.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Peas, beans, wheat, barley, rye and Indian corn, seemed constantly ripe, while cucumbers, melons, and all sorts of other vegetables grew luxuriantly.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • His mother looked so small, and sallow, and done-for beside the luxuriant Clara.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Under their feet, the grass was fresh; beautiful shadows of branches flickered upon it, and speckled it; hedgerows were luxuriant; everything was at peace.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Then, of a sudden, I noticed a pale young foot luxuriant with dark hair in my fresh pan of water, and my legs went soft beneath me.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • The remainder was shut off by knolls of old trees, or luxuriant plantations, and the steep woody hills rising behind, to give it shelter, were beautiful even in the leafless month of March.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • It was a sad transformation, too, that her rich and luxuriant hair had either been cut off, or was so completely hidden by a cap, that not a shining lock of it ever once gushed into the sunshine.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • —Adam and Eve were then created by God and placed in Eden, in the plain of Damascus, that lovely garden resplendent with sunlight and colour, teeming with luxuriant vegetation.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Being a very tall one, and of luxuriant growth, it had been propped up against the side of the house, and was literally covered with a rare and very beautiful species of white rose.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • The rivulet was hidden by the luxuriant vegetation of the banks save at one point, where I caught a triangular patch of its glittering water.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • The bird’s-eye perspective before her was not so luxuriantly beautiful, perhaps, as that other one which she knew so well; yet it was more cheering.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • A yellow primrose blossomed luxuriantly in the middle of it.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
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