creature comfort


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creature comfort

n. often creature comforts
Something, such as food and warmth, that contributes to physical comfort: "In World War I, creature comforts were cherished even more than comradeship and unit loyalties" (Stanley Weintraub).
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He was very angry; but as only direct necessity had ever led him to close in mortal combat with a lion, knowing as he did that he had only luck and agility to pit against the frightful odds of muscle, weight, fangs, and talons, he did not now even consider descending and engaging in so unequal and useless a duel for the mere reward of a little added creature comfort. And so he sat perched in the tree while the rain fell steadily and the lion padded round and round beneath, casting a baleful eye upward after every few steps.
No enjoyments have greater zest than these, snatched in the very midst of difficulty and danger; and it is probable the poor wayworn and weather- beaten travellers relished these creature comforts the more highly from the surrounding desolation, and the dangerous proximity of the Crows.
He was too philosophic and simple to be vindictive, and he lived too much in the world of mind to miss the creature comforts we were giving up.
Fraulein Wundermacher, so big and masterful, such an enemy of day-dreams, such a friend of das Praktische, such a lover of creature comforts, had died long ago, had been succeeded long ago by others, German sometimes, and sometimes English, and sometimes at intervals French, and they too had all in their turn vanished, and I was here a solitary ghost.
An empty glass stood on a table before him, which, with his somnolent condition and a very strong smell of brandy and water, forewarned the visitor that Mr Squeers had been seeking, in creature comforts, a temporary forgetfulness of his unpleasant situation.
It is an excellent house, and the proprietors have most bountiful notions of providing the creature comforts. Dining alone with my wife in our own room, one day, I counted fourteen dishes on the table at once.
The store of creature comforts was not the chief part of the visitor's reception.
Shortly after announcing their upcoming album Everything Now (releasing July 28), the band played the title song and another, entitled "Creature Comfort," at Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival earlier in the month.
NICK Park's much-loved Creature Comfort characters, created by Aardman Animations, are being brought into classrooms across Wales.
Layard asserts that many people are on a "hedonistic treadmill," where they feel increasing pressure to make and spend ever-more money on a bigger house, a nicer car, a better vacation, or another enhanced creature comfort. In a heavily documented text, Layard uses psychology, neuroscience, sociology, and applied economics to search for things that actually do bring happiness: security, community, and moral affirmation.
Automotive interiors are becoming the new living rooms, with entire environments decked out with every creature comfort.
From a shop in Clarkston called Creature Comfort. I knew I wanted to keep a lizard and found out that the Leopard Gecko is a good one for beginners.