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sumptuous
used in Of Human Bondage

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Definition
of superior quality — often indicating extravagance or expensiveness
  • The red shades to the candles on the tables, the gold of the decorations, the looking-glasses, lent the room a sumptuous air.
    57-58 — Chapters 57-58 (6% in)
  • The dark panelling, the massive, tarnished gold of the cornice, the mahogany tables, gave the room an air of sumptuous comfort, and the leather-covered seats along the wall were soft and easy.
    67-68 — Chapters 67-68 (28% in)
  • With large gestures and in the emphatic tone which made what he said so striking, Athelny described to Philip the Spanish cathedrals with their vast dark spaces, the massive gold of the altar-pieces, and the sumptuous iron-work, gilt and faded, the air laden with incense, the silence: Philip almost saw the Canons in their short surplices of lawn, the acolytes in red, passing from the sacristy to the choir; he almost heard the monotonous chanting of vespers.
    87-88 — Chapters 87-88 (62% in)
  • "You'll find it large enough to cook our sumptuous repasts,' he retorted lightly.
    91-92 — Chapters 91-92 (16% in)

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