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glutton
used in The Screwtape Letters

7 uses
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Definition
someone who consumes more than they should — especially eating and drinking too much

The expression:  "a glutton for punishment" refers to someone who persist in some activity despite negative consequences (as though loving the punishment)

The expression: "a glutton for whatever" refers to people who like whatever a lot — such that "a glutton for sunshine" loves sunshine.
  • This has largely been effected by concentrating all our efforts on gluttony of Delicacy, not gluttony of Excess.
    Chapter 17 (9% in)
gluttony = an instance or habit of doing more of something than is good
  • XVII MY DEAR WORMWOOD, The contemptuous way in which you spoke of gluttony as a means of catching souls, in your last letter, only shows your ignorance.
    Chapter 17 (1% in)
  • This has largely been effected by concentrating all our efforts on gluttony of Delicacy, not gluttony of Excess.
    Chapter 17 (9% in)
  • Because what she wants is smaller and less costly than what has been set before her, she never recognises as gluttony her determination to get what she wants, however troublesome it may be to others.
    Chapter 17 (27% in)
  • While working your hardest, quite rightly, on other fronts, you must not neglect a little quiet infiltration in respect of gluttony.
    Chapter 17 (65% in)
  • Males are best turned into gluttons with the help of their vanity.
    Chapter 17 (67% in)
  • Now just as we pick out and exaggerate the pleasure of eating to produce gluttony, so we pick out this natural pleasantness of change and twist it into a demand for absolute novelty.
    Chapter 25 (33% in)

There are no more uses of "glutton" in The Screwtape Letters.

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