The opulence of the gifts is legendary, and it used to be that the presenters and performers at the ceremony also received them.
He claims the cooperation came from people who are fed up with the corruption and opulence displayed by many Afghan officials.
We see it at several different periods, from the height of its opulence in the 1930s to the shabby Communist look of the 1960s.
It is an earnest belief in a 1980s opulence that translates into an aesthetic of social isolationism.
For all the opulence, its natural beauty and the little touches are what make it magical.
There have been (and still the skeletons remain) princes once of great dignity, authority, and opulence.
The Admiral had in one hour been reduced from opulence to penury.
She liked the useless size of the house—it ministered to her love of opulence.
The Duke of Orleans had his numerous partisans, men of opulence and rank.
It is yet but half developed, but no far-seeing mind can form any estimate of its future growth and opulence.
c.1510, from Middle French opulence (16c.), from Latin opulentia, from opulentus "wealthy," dissimilated from *op-en-ent-, related to ops "wealth, power, resources," opus "work, labor, exertion," from PIE root *op- "to work, produce in abundance" (see opus).