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creature comforts

Things that one needs in order to feel happy and comfortable. I have a hard time abandoning my creature comforts to go hiking and camping. At a minimum, I need running water!
See also: comfort, creature

creature comforts

things that make people comfortable. The hotel room was a bit small, but all the creature comforts were there.
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creature comfort

Something that contributes to physical comfort, such as food, clothing, or housing. For example, Dean always stayed in the best hotels; he valued his creature comforts. This idiom was first recorded in 1659.
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creature comforts

Creature comforts are all the modern sleeping, eating, and washing facilities that make life easy and pleasant. Each room has its own patio or balcony and provides guests with all modern creature comforts. I'm not a camper — I like my creature comforts too much. Note: An old meaning of `creatures' is material comforts, or things that make you feel comfortable.
See also: comfort, creature

creature comforts

Life’s material amenities. The term dates from the seventeenth century; it appears in Thomas Brooks’s Collected Works (1670), and again in Matthew Henry’s 1710 Commentaries on the Psalms (“They have . . . the sweetest relish of their creature comforts”).
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The double cab will hold five adults, with good head and leg room all-round, and in Warrior trim features creature comforts such as leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, four-way electric driver's seat, heated front seats, keyless entry and ignition, touchscreen multimedia interface, reversing camera and satnav.
The smart interior has all the creature comforts you might need
creature comforts this car is ahead of the game - which are among the best I have come across - are a world away from the traditional squared-off estate cars of the past.
Park has been nominated for an Academy Award a total of six times, and won four with Creature Comforts (1989), The Wrong Trousers (1993), A Close Shave (1995), and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005).
Creature comforts include a suspension seat, cup holder, 12-volt power port, additional storage, and optional AM/FM/weather band radio.
But the bottom line is that most people should always fear prison; it should be a place that we want to avoid - uncompromising and tough and free from the creature comforts that we work hard for, to be enjoyed within the comfort of our own homes.
"Students participating in An Unsheltered Evening (spent) a night outside, without creature comforts like mobile devices," said NorQuest social work instructor Robert Marvin, in a news release.
Jim is responsible for the slugs, the dog in the fez, the donkeys and the sleepy tortoise in Creature Comforts as well as much of the Shaun the Sheep series and the new Pirates feature film.
Creature comforts: Kevin and Kate Rattray treat their pet rodents as family.
Or, you can save money and snag it inside Canon's M series camcorders, which go from $650-$800, but with fewer creature comforts.
But that said, it's funny enough and Phoenix Night's Steve Edge steals the show as dad Terry - even if every time he turns to the camera with his cartoon-like mutt I feel like I'm watching Creature Comforts.
They show up with too much baggage to carry, sometimes even with curling irons and creature comforts that need to be plugged in.
Nonetheless, popular success and creature comforts were finally within the artist's reach.
American Airlines is revamping the business-class sections on its long-haul jets, adding lie-flat seats and individual entertainment centers to better compete with carriers that already offer similar creature comforts. The makeover is complete on one plane used mostly on trans-Atlantic flights, and American plans to retrofit business cabins in its Boeing 767-300 and Boeing 777 aircraft over the next year or so.
Chapters discussed the tone of such articles as many of them were penned to an imagined British readership; the cultural values that affected how the Chinese were seen through British travel writers' eyes; complaints about creature comforts denied while traveling through China, tales of danger, the thirst to explore and learn, and much more.