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epicure

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Definition a person who loves fine food and drink

More rarely, epicure can refer to a person devoted to sensual enjoyment in general (including the arts).
  • An epicure in Paris will eventually find her way to this restaurant.
epicure = a person devoted to a refined taste for food
  • 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  --  http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1642444_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
  • ...a more humane, gentlemanly and amiable set of epicures do not probably exist in the Pacific.
    Herman Melville  --  Typee
  • ...every delicacy of eating and drinking that the most singular epicure could possibly require.
    Charles Dickens  --  The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
  • Ogre that he was, he spoke like an epicure.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • epicure = a person devoted to a refined taste for food
  • —Then fly, false thanes,
    And mingle with the English epicures:
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • epicures = weak and decadent  (people devoted to sensual pleasures)
  • Tie up the libertine in a field of feasts,
    Keep his brain fuming; Epicurean cooks
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • epicurean = devoted to a refined taste for food
  • Dr. Flint was an epicure.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • epicure = a person devoted to a refined taste for food
  • Peppino was decidedly an epicure.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • 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
  • She was nice only from natural delicacy, but he had been brought up in a school of luxury and epicurism.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Because at some more flexible period he had advanced from oranges to grape-fruit he considered himself an epicure.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • 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
  • 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
  • "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
  • '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
  • 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

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