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  • n  the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the senses

  • There was no fat on it and no luxuriance anywhere; it was Africa distilled up through six thousand feet, like the strong and refined essence of a continent.
  • These are the bones of the story, but it is fleshed with verbal luxuriance and approached by a dozen roads as twisted and surprising as the narrow alleyways in the dense Attarine .
  • Before the War most typical of the gay luxuriance of Moscow was Yar's famed restaurant where gypsies sang and danced.

  • Walter Scott in Boston Globe
    The panorama appears little changed since Sir Walter Scott wrote in 1818, "The equipage stopped on a commanding eminence, where beauty of the English countryside was displayed in the utmost luxuriance. . . . The Thames, here turreted with villas and...
  • Henry Louis Gates in San Francisco Chronicle
    His work was characterized, Henry Louis Gates Jr. wrote, by "an unruly luxuriance of language" and "an ability to ease between trash talk and near-choral transport."

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