Thus, with the selfishness of an epicure and the tastes of a savant, he surrounded himself with the most luxurious elegance.
Across the top of its door were painted in gold letters, the words: "The epicure."
In the bottom of the boat a string of fish lay, fine speckled fellows, to delight the palate of an epicure.
I was always an epicure in the matter of love, and knew the best when I found it.
Suppose that conjugal misfortune has fallen upon an epicure.
Certainly, he mused to himself, his brother was an epicure in love.
If the recipe is closely followed, any family may enjoy it at a trifling expense, and it is really worthy the table of an epicure.
The oyster is now a dish for the epicure and the lobster for the millionaire.
The Emperor gave orders that special attention should be paid to the dinner, knowing that the king was somewhat of an epicure.
The epicure always commands the respect of those who serve him.
late 14c., "follower of Epicurus," from Latin Epicurus, from Greek Epicouros (341-270 B.C.E.), Athenian philosopher who taught that pleasure is the highest good and identified virtue as the greatest pleasure; the first lesson recalled, the second forgotten, and the name used pejoratively for "one who gives himself up to sensual pleasure" (1560s), especially "glutton, sybarite" (1774). Epicurus' school opposed by stoics, who first gave his name a reproachful sense. Non-pejorative meaning "one who cultivates refined taste in food and drink" is from 1580s.