What does the word epicurean mean?

Usage examples for epicurean

  1. M. Cotin read them: they were versions of two passages from Lucretius: the one in which he attacks a Providence, and the other, where he gives the origin of the world according to the Epicurean system: to these he added twenty lines of his own, in which he maintained the existence of a Providence. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  2. You are an anarchist, you are, and an epicurean into the bargain! – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  3. In later years this formulary was changed, and in its stead the herald proclaimed: " If any atheist, or Christian, or Epicurean, is come to spy on the orgies, let him instantly retire, but let those who believe remain and be initiated, with good future." – The Eleusinian Mysteries and Rites by Dudley Wright