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satiety

[suh-tahy-i-tee] /səˈtaɪ ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the state of being satiated; surfeit.
Origin of satiety
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin satietās; replacing earlier sacietie < Middle French sacieté < Latin
Related forms
oversatiety, noun
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  • Those to whom I describe my feelings tell me that satiety with living is not normal at my age.

  • He recalled all the past to mind, but could not recollect a single hour of satiety.

  • What failures follow them, what weariness, what satiety and heart-sickness!

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • But the soul's attachment, owing to its purity, knows no satiety.

    The Symposium Xenophon
  • I have watched the weariness that comes from security even more than from satiety.

  • Of the great game of life, as played by fine people, he had seen it to satiety.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • satiety follows quickly upon the heels of possession; and to be happy, we must always have something in view.

  • We have fed them to satiety from the flesh of ourselves and our enemies!

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
British Dictionary definitions for satiety

satiety

/səˈtaɪɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the state of being satiated
Word Origin
C16: from Latin satietās, from satis enough
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Word Origin and History for satiety
n.

1530s, from Middle French satiété, from Latin satietatem (nominative satietas) "abundance, sufficiency, fullness," from satis "enough," from PIE root *sa- "to satisfy" (see sad).

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