01. For many people in the world, owning a fridge and stove is an unbelievable [luxury], but here in the U.S., we think nothing of it.
02. They spent their honeymoon in a [luxurious] motel at Long Beach.
03. She was raised in a life of [luxury] and wealth, and simply can't understand the problems of the working class.
04. Skiing is a [luxury] that we can afford only once a year or so.
05. He drives a [luxury] car, but lives in a cheap little apartment.
06. My wife and I are going to enjoy the [luxury] of a weekend without kids for the first time in years.
07. Computers are a real [luxury] in some parts of the world, though they seem very commonplace in Japan now.
08. Police forces and court systems are made necessary by the unequal distribution of [luxury] goods.
09. In its day, the Titanic was the largest and most [luxurious] ocean liner afloat.
10. If the bulk of one's income is spent on food, there is very little left for other essentials, not to mention [luxuries].
11. Charlie Chaplin once said, "The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to [luxury]."
12. George Eliot once observed that one must be poor to know the [luxury] of giving.
13. It is such a [luxury] for me to be able to sleep in on Saturdays now that my children are a little older and don't wake me up to play with them.
14. Someone once suggested that a necessity is almost any [luxury] you see in the home of a neighbor.
15. Volcanic soil in Uganda supports a varied and [luxuriant] plant life.
16. [Luxury] river boats dock along the banks of Baugin, the capital city of the Central African Republic.
17. The [luxuriant] forests of eastern Paraguay contrast with the dry grasses of the western part of the country.
18. Trains in Portugal provide fast [luxury] travel between the major towns.
19. In 1829, the Tremont Hotel opened in Boston; the cost of an overnight stay in one of the hotel's [luxurious] rooms was $2 a day, and included four meals.
20. Studies show that despite higher standards of living and the accumulation of more material [luxuries] than any generation before, we are more depressed and stressed than ever.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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