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As a fact, this remark about her sybaritism was only a jest.

It was a complete reaction against the Sybaritism we had enjoyed in the warm and flowery plain of Bathang.

We have lived for so long a life of sybaritism that we have forgotten the sentiments of our fathers.

He was somewhat inclined to sybaritism; not quite emancipated from the tendencies of his bourgeois youth.

Then yielding to an involuntary fit of sybaritism, I unhooked the bellows and tried to get the fire to burn.

WORD ORIGIN

"person devoted to pleasure," 1610s (implied in Sybaritical), literally "inhabitant of Sybaris," ancient Greek town in southern Italy, whose people were noted for their love of luxury. From Latin Sybarita, from Greek Sybarites.

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