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Luxury

A good or service not considered essential. Examples of luxuries include massages, gold watches and sail boats. Luxuries are often, but not always, fairly expensive. Luxury industries tend to be fairly prone to hard downturns during a recession. For example, if one is concerned for one's own job security, one is less likely to splurge on a massage. However, some luxury products, such as custom yachts, are considered recession-proof because they only appeal to the ultra-wealthy, who remain wealthy even in hard times.
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This time round for the 19 year old show, Lothar Koenigs conducted and he did maintain the challenging balance between pit and stage while bringing luxuriousness to this most sublime of scores.
Incorporating affective customer needs for luxuriousness into product design attributes.
The buffet is perfectly described, as having the freshest ingredients the market has to offer, prepared with luxuriousness, sophistication and attractiveness.
Its author, artist Frank Millet, tells of the luxuriousness of the ship enthusing, 'she has everything but taxicabs and theatres.
Although the luxuriousness of the manuscript might suggest an equally extravagant dramatic production, unfortunately there is no record of an actual staging of the play.
There is a luxuriousness to it," said Anne Schewe, owner and president.
The colours and luxuriousness of the ad may be beautiful but the message certainly is not.
For me, the fun's in the cooking of the crab meat, and these crunchy little cakes, flecked with herbs and a wee spike of cayenne heat, show off the iodine-rich luxuriousness of the flavour really well.
The 98-year-old document offers a compelling insight into the doomed ship and details the luxuriousness onboard as well as some rather unflattering opinions of fellow passengers.
Each of its three successive buildings was more fully transformed by club members to emphasize German Sachlichkeit in opposition to the luxuriousness of the British model.
Of course, working-class courtship, marriage, and households would never attain the celebrity or luxuriousness of upper-class equivalents.
White marble floors are accented by black wood furnishings which just scream luxuriousness.