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31 May 2018

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creature comforts ***

Definition: things that make us feel warm and comfortable

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GERMAN TRANSLATION:
creature comforts= leibliches Wohl, Annehmlichkeiten, Komfort, Behaglichkeit

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EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

So throw away the notion that certain CREATURE COMFORTS have no place in your office. Lowell says that a space that's uncomfortable or doesn't reflect your personality will inhibit productivity and creativity.

(Entrepreneur magazine)

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Pray to God that your attachment to such transitory things as wealth, name, and CREATURE COMFORTS may become less and less every day.

- Ramakrishna, 19th century Hindu religious teacher


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DID YOU KNOW?

creature comforts
plural noun phrase

- things that make life more pleasant, such as good food and a comfortable place to live

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary)

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WORD ORIGIN

The exact origin of the expression "creature comforts" is unclear. Brewer’s 1894 Dictionary of Phrase and Fable defines it as "food and other things necessary for the comfort of the body." Man being supposed to consist of body and soul, the body is the creature, but the soul is the "vital spark of heavenly flame." The phrase is used in 19th century literary works from such authors as Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and Jack London.

Creature Comforts is also the name of a 1989 animated short film conceived and directed by Nick Park, and produced by Aardman Animations featuring the voice acting of the great British public. It was produced as part of a series called Lip Synch for Channel 4. The film shows various animals in a zoo being interviewed about their living conditions. The dialogue was created by interviewing residents of a housing development, an old folks home and a family that lived in a local shop. Clay animation was then created that attributed the answers to zoo animals.

The original movie was followed by a series of Creature Comforts films made for the British television network ITV by Aardman Animations in 2003. The American television network CBS produced its own version of the show, which began airing in early June 2007.

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SYNONYMS for comfort

abundance, amenity, cheer, contentment, convenience, cosiness, enjoyment, gratification, happiness, luxury, opulence, peacefulness, pleasure, plenty, poise, quiet, relaxation, restfulness, satisfaction, snugness, succor, warmth, well-being

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ANTONYMS

agony, discomfort, displeasure, disquiet, pain, trouble, uneasiness



Is the English here correct? Please I need help of people with native English level. Thank you.

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