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pleasure-seeker

n.

from pleasure (n.) + agent noun from seek.

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  • The only drawback to the pleasure-seeker is the narrowness of the streets.

    Argentina W. A. Hirst
  • Yet the pleasure-seeker will not go to such a spectacle again.

    The Night Side of London J. Ewing Ritchie
  • Equitan was King of Nantes, in Brittany, and led the life of a pleasure-seeker.

  • The current definitions he pronounced wrong because they were formulated from the standpoint of the pleasure-seeker.

    Prophets of Dissent Otto Heller
  • The one is the money-getter's Eldorado, the other the pleasure-seeker's paradise.

  • But it is never pleasure that exhausts the pleasure-seeker; for in that career, as in all others, it is failure that kills.

    Familiar Studies of Men and Books Robert Louis Stevenson
  • It is the center of a rich field of lake and mountain scenery; from Rotorua as a base the pleasure-seeker makes excursions.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • It is also good for the summer pleasure-seeker who would fain grow strong by paddling a canoe.

    The Red Man's Continent Ellsworth Huntington
  • Upon these tragic circumstances everyone, from peasant to American pleasure-seeker, gave of their best.

    War Days in Brittany Elsie Deming Jarves
  • The pleasure-seeker is silently admonished to look heavenward for a joy infinitely greater than he now possesses.

    The Marble Faun, Volume II. Nathaniel Hawthorne

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