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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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Examples from the Web for creature comfort
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  • Night life in a city means the intoxication of many lights, the creature comfort of good restaurants.

  • They tell me (of course) I must renounce every creature comfort, as my friend Jedediah calls it.

  • Once in the car, we find the creature comfort which reconciles one to life, and we vote the day a red-letter one.

    Pony Tracks Frederic Remington
  • No one could have said that there was any creature comfort lacking in Mrs. Thorntons reception at Compton Dally.

    Christmas Roses and Other Stories Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • He had been forced, in the last days of his law-practice, to stint himself even in this creature comfort.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • The Puritans would have thought it a glaring iniquity to pay such heed to creature comfort in the house of God.

    The Colonial Cavalier Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • Dona sat up in bed, and arrested her tears sufficiently to accept the creature comfort offered her.

    A Patriotic Schoolgirl Angela Brazil
  • 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
  • Beyond this, a simple lean-to kitchen provided all they needed for their creature comfort.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for creature comfort

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 comfort 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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Idioms and Phrases with creature comfort

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.
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