epicure

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Synonyms for epicure

Synonyms for epicure

a person devoted to pleasure and luxury

Synonyms for epicure

a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)

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The hump meat afforded them a repast fit for an epicure.
But he thought it was very bad indeed, and his quarrel with Newman was that this unregulated epicure had a sadly insufficient perception of the bad.
He would have been seven times more Epicure, and atheist, than he was.
His daily living being very plain, he had a peculiar taste for sudden and isolated luxuries; he was an abstemious epicure.
They took with them the sumpter mules, which carried in panniers the wardrobe and table furniture of Sir Nigel; for the knight, though neither fop nor epicure, was very dainty in small matters, and loved, however bare the board or hard the life, that his napery should still be white and his spoon of silver.
There was one family in particular, that used to live about a mile from us--not straight down the road, but turning sharp off to the left by the turnpike where the Plymouth mail ran over the donkey--that were quite extraordinary people for giving the most extravagant parties, with artificial flowers and champagne, and variegated lamps, and, in short, every delicacy of eating and drinking that the most singular epicure could possibly require.
As an epicure snatches a taste of every dish which is successively brought to table, he not having allowed himself time to enjoy the one before, so have I gone from one subject to another without having discovered what I sought at first, the nature of justice.
Many exquisite viands might be rejected by the epicure, if it was a sufficient cause for his contemning of them as common and vulgar, that something was to be found in the most paltry alleys under the same name.
1A 1sh very strong black coffee from my local shop Epicures in Hyndland, Glasgow.
The Scottish Early Potato Growers Association had gathered in Turnberry's plush Malin Court Hotel for their annual meal to celebrate the early crop of Ayrshire epicures.
English Epicures and Stoics: Ancient Legacies in Early Stuart Culture.
Both men were expecting more than 100,000 people to attend Slow Food's Salone del Gusto, a five-day food fair that ends tonight, drawing epicures dedicated to the languorous enjoyment of slowly prepared regional delicacies.
Like any collector hobby, cigar "nonconformists" have their holy grail - in this case, it's the forbidden fruit of banned Cohibas and Hoyo Epicures from Cuba.
But many of the painters and sculptors who came to prominence, most of whom had been able to work freely during the last years of the dictatorship, were epicures and formalists, and for all purposes again almost French.
Beyond these wholesome benefits of research, he adds, the flavor industry--and epicures everywhere--stand to benefit from knowledge about the chemistry of taste enhancement.