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creature comforts

plural noun
things that contribute to bodily comfort and ease, as food, warmth, a comfortable bed, hot water for bathing, etc.
Origin of creature comforts
1650-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "Winter saw to our creature comforts," the young lady continued.

  • The creature comforts of life were his main ideals and he wanted to get settled.

    The Wind Before the Dawn Dell H. Munger
  • Utamur creatura, dum possumus—that means "a moderate use of creature comforts," Miss Louisa.

    Jack Hinton Charles James Lever
  • He indulged me in all possible ways as to creature comforts and luxuries.

  • All men like creature comforts, and are more keenly sensible perhaps than women to the advantages of a well-ordered home.

    Courtship and Marriage Annie S. Swan
  • Grafton was not a man to whom creature comforts were all in all.

    The Graftons Archibald Marshall
  • It was his custom to attend his master on his first arrival, to see to his creature comforts, to watch his moods.

    A Life For a Love L. T. Meade
  • creature comforts, in the shape of eatables and lots of beer, were not wanting.

    Wrestling and Wrestlers: Jacob Robinson
British Dictionary definitions for creature comforts

creature comforts

plural noun
material things or luxuries that help to provide for one's bodily comfort
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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creature comforts in Culture

creature comforts definition

The basic physical things that make life pleasant — good food, warm clothing, etc.: “The poor frequently lack the creature comforts the rest of us take for granted.”

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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