creature comforts


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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).

creature comforts

pl n
material things or luxuries that help to provide for one's bodily comfort

crea′ture com′forts


n.pl.
things that contribute to bodily comfort and ease of mind, as food, warmth, or sleeping facilities.
[1650–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.creature comforts - things that make you comfortable and at easecreature comforts - things that make you comfortable and at ease; "all the comforts of home"
bread and butter, keep, livelihood, sustenance, living, support - the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
Translations

creature comforts

plleibliches Wohl

creature comforts

nplcomodità fpl
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Paddy likes his creature comforts - 'Not now Paddy, you're in Ethiopia!' It was a shock for him but it was nice to see someone seeing all these things for the first time, like he's literally just opened his eyes.
Paddy likes his creature comforts - 'Not now Paddy, you're in Ethiopia!' It was a shock for him, but it was nice to see someone seeing all these things for the first time, like he's literally just opened his eyes.
Guest rooms at Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo are outfitted with creature comforts like single or double beds, high-speed internet, tea service and wide-screen TV.
The ability to combine the immensely fishable deck layout of a center console with the visual helm perspective of a large express sportfish boat, and the creature comforts of a sportfish salon make this model impossible to ignore when you cross paths with her.
But it's not all cutesy creature comforts; some of the wildlife illustrations and animal motifs gracing homeware collections right now are far more sophisticated than kitsch, and come in peaceful hues and tranquil tones that can easily be mixed and matched.