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  • n  someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures

  • When he declares that we should all "surely, slowly, fully and without excess enjoy the pleasures of the senses," he is heir to the hedonist philosophers of ancient Greece.
  • It bills itself as "a hedonist's and sportsman's dream," and that's truth in advertising.
  • According to Italian authorities and their partisans in the blogosphere, where her case has been strenuously debated, behind her beatific smile lies a psycho hedonist capable of .

  • Alan Keyes in NBC5.com
    It is based simply on the premise of selfish hedonism,Keyes said of homosexuality. "So Mary Cheney is a selfish hedonist, is that it?"
  • William Lindsay Gresham in Los Angeles Times
    Baptized an Episcopalian, raised an agnostic, in turns a Unitarian, a hedonist, a stoic, a Communist, a self-made mystic, and an eclectic grabber after truth, I had at last come home,wrote William Lindsay Gresham after his reconversion to the...
  • Thomas de Quincey in Irish Times
    I am a Hedonist;De Quincey wrote, "and, if you must know why I take opium, that's the reason why."

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