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    Default luxury of seats

    What does this "luxury of seats" mean? "comforableness of the seats"?

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    ex)Lafayette Young, who was a senator from Iowa, told of an incident that he witnessed on a street-car in Des Moines. The car was crowded, mostly by women, who were bent on shopping. When all had been seated, the three or four men who indulged in the luxury of seats looked at one another as though to say, "We are next to get up." In fact three women got on at the next stop...

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    Default Re: luxury of seats

    When all had been seated, the three or four men who indulged in the luxury of seats looked at one another as though to say, "We are next to get up."

    In this case I feel that "luxury" doesn't refer to the comfortableness of the seats so much as their desirability and rarity. The seats may well be quite basic, but just having somewhere to sit is a luxury.

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