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Origin of voluptuous
Examples from the Web for voluptuous
Was it Shakespeare, in mad pursuit of a lovely boy and that voluptuous Dark Lady?Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Arriving at Bordelet's ciderie, we parked along a stone wall bedecked with vibrant, voluptuous yellow and red roses.
In escort circles, there are two brunette archetypes: the prim Audrey Hepburn type, and the voluptuous Ashley Dupré type.
Voluptuous and enjoyable are two words you might select to describe a Rick Hertzberg column.
He is there to stalk Bathory, a lesbian vampire queen with “a voluptuous feminine figure” and a “masculine strength.”
Hannibal has been living like a voluptuous Carthaginian prince.The Newcomes|William Makepeace Thackeray
She had a little shiver of voluptuous horror, remembering what she had endured and escaped.Red Masquerade|Louis Joseph Vance
The humiliation of feeling herself weak was turning to rancour, tempered by their voluptuous pleasures.Madame Bovary|Gustave Flaubert
He frequented the voluptuous and the frugal, the idle and the busy, the merchants and the men of learning.Rasselas|Samuel Johnson
It was a voluptuous sensation, such as one might experience when expiring in raptures in the bosom of our God.Curiosities of Medical Experience|J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Word Origin for voluptuous
late 14c., "of desires or appetites," from Old French voluptueux, from Latin voluptuosus "full of pleasure, delightful," from voluptas "pleasure, delight," from volup "pleasurably," perhaps ultimately related to velle "to wish," from PIE *wol-/*wel- "be pleasing" (see will (v.)). Meaning "addicted to sensual pleasure" is recorded from mid-15c. Sense of "suggestive of sensual pleasure" is attested from 1816 (Byron); especially in reference to feminine beauty from 1839.