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  • Seeking amusement or enjoyment: a selfish, pleasure-seeking young man
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    • For most of us life is a conciliation between our pleasure-seeking instincts and the voice of Reason.
    • He hit out at "pleasure-seeking" officials who had fallen into an "abyss of luxury and corruption".
    • Quite apart from any detrimental effect on visitor numbers to York, the assumption seems to be that there are two species of people, York residents and pleasure-seeking tourists.


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  • The action or practice of seeking amusement or enjoyment: it was the Gilded Age—a time of lavish parties and tireless pleasure-seeking
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    • "They eschew pleasure-seeking as a vice and regard temperance and mastery of the passions as a virtue," Josephus writes of the Essenes.
    • It is an utter mistake to suppose that pleasure-seeking and amusement alone can give happiness.
    • Such dedicated pleasure-seeking was always at the grudging indulgence of the adjoining land owner, and I've heard that access is now further impeded by strategic crop plantations.

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