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  • GAMONT: third planet of Niushe; noted for its hedonistic culture and exotic sexual practices.†   (source)
  • Most of the students had already departed, eager to begin the routine hedonism of another bare-limbed summer.†   (source)
  • The old man watched him with victorious merriment, sitting in his musty blue armchair like some satanic and hedonistic deity on a throne, a stolen U.S. Army blanket wrapped around his spindly legs to ward off a chill.†   (source)
  • Hedonist.†   (source)
  • The beach culture had developed long before the Beach Boys released their first Top 40 hit, "Surfin' Safari," in 1962, and Jan and Dean their "Surf City" in 1963, with their utterly hedonistic message: Yeah, and there's two swingin' honeys for every guy And all you gotta do is just wink your eye These and other songs the Beach Boys Web site now calls "eternal anthems of American youth," and the millions of records they sold helped spread what had been to aficionados not just a sport but a whole way of life, lived on the beach, salt-caked and suntanned, with their own insider vocabulary.†   (source)
  • A hedonist for the times.†   (source)
  • In the household of her early youth, in Cracow, Sophie had grown up with wine, her father having possessed a strain of hedonism which caused him to insist (in a country as barren of vineyards as Montana) that her mother's ample and often elegant Viennese meals be accompanied with some regularity by the fine wines of Austria and the Hungarian plains.†   (source)
  • Some even dared claim that Heaven was comprised of an immortal aristocracy of wilful hedonists who played games with the world.†   (source)
  • Medicine is a half-Greek, half-Judeo-Christian product, that is, half result of pagan hedonism, half result of the Judeo-Christian notion of a reasonable God.†   (source)
  • the kind of hedonist utopia that undermines the long-term viability of a civilization
  • She's fun at a party, but is too much the hedonist to take seriously.
  • Everything should be in balance. The problem with hedonism is that it elevates sensual pleasure at the cost of other goals necessary to be happy. At its most extreme, hedonism sacrifices the next generation.
  • I thought you and Feeney and a few of your hedonistic friends were going out to rape and pillage.†   (source)
  • Hedonism?†   (source)
  • He couldn't find her again in the Allied officers' night club that evening or in the sweltering, burnished, hedonistic bedlam of the black-market restaurant with its vast bobbing wooden trays of elegant food and its chirping flock of bright and lovely girls.†   (source)
  • This passage, missing from the standard Assyrian edition of the legend, appears in a much earlier Babylonian fragmentary text.159 It has been frequently remarked that the advice of the sibyl is hedonistic, but it should be noted also that the passage represents an initiatory test, not the moral philosophy of the ancient Babylonians.†   (source)
  • Ultimately it is the Christian attitude which is self-interested and hedonistic, since the aim is always to get away from the painful struggle of earthly life and find eternal peace in some kind of Heaven or Nirvana.†   (source)
  • Yes: there was to be, as Lord Henry had prophesied, a new Hedonism that was to recreate life, and to save it from that harsh, uncomely puritanism that is having, in our own day, its curious revival.†   (source)
  • And since they need change, the Enemy (being a hedonist at heart) has made change pleasurable to them, just as He has made eating Pleasurable.†   (source)
  • Then you are an individualist, a materialist, and, logically, a hedonist.†   (source)
  • But what is a hedonist?†   (source)
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