creature comfort


Something that contributes to physical comfort, such as food, clothing, or housing. For example, Dean always stayed in the best hotels; he valued his creature comforts. This idiom was first recorded in 1659.

Words Nearby creature comfort

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How to use creature comfort in a sentence

  • He spoke to her, asking her whether she had been out, and suggesting roast mutton or some such creature comfort.

    Orley Farm | Anthony Trollope
  • The inn at Lairg, overlooking the narrow waters of Loch Shin, was embowered in honeysuckles, and full of creature comfort.

    Little Rivers | Henry van Dyke
  • Next to light, the most important creature comfort is water and plenty of it.

    If You're Going to Live in the Country | Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  • Dona sat up in bed, and arrested her tears sufficiently to accept the creature comfort offered her.

    A Patriotic Schoolgirl | Angela Brazil
  • And thinking she might be needing some creature comfort they would go over and bend down to listen for her request.

    Quiet Talks on Service | S. D. Gordon