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Definition: extravagant, wasteful

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The Money Captain - By Will Payne
...You see this will bring in six hundred a year, fifty dollars a month--and we can just lavish that on all sorts of luxuries . "...
Babbitt - By Sinclair Lewis, Jean Hersholt Collection of Sinclair Lewis (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress)
...Tanis seemed not to notice her admirers; she smiled at Babbitt with a lavish `` Oh, is n't this nice !...
Essays - By Ralph Waldo Emerson
...Page 225, note I. In his Ode the hold which Beauty has upon him is less for what she has shown him than as a Lavish, lavish Promiser ....
Dangerous Days - By Mary Roberts Rinehart, Roberts Mary Rinehart
...She was lavish with flowers to the sick--although Clayton paid her florist bills ....
The War Romance of the Salvation Army - By Evangeline Booth, Grace Livingston Hill
...This foreword would be incomplete were I to fail in acknowledging in a very definite way the lavish expressions of gratitude that have abounded on the part of `` The Boys " themselves ....
Sevenoaks - By J. G. Holland
...She had found a lad who admired, loved, and trusted her, upon whom she could lavish her hungry affections--one, indeed, upon whom she had a right to lavish them ....
The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume III - By John Payne
...Were he a man of nought, his heart would not suffer him to lavish gold thus; and were he a man of wealth, his good faith had been made manifest to us by the coming of his baggage; but we see none of his baggage, albeit he avoucheth that he hath a baggage-train and hath foregone it; and whenever we name this or that kind of stuff to him, he answereth, " I have great plenty of it \* Now some time hath past, but there appeareth no sign of his baggage-train, and he oweth us threescore thousand dinars, all ....
Debts of Honor - By Maurus Jokai, M
...Yours is life, joy, hope; the meadows lavish flowers upon you; the earth 's fair halo of love surrounds you with glory : a nation, a fatherland, mankind entrusts to you its future; old men are proud of you; women love you : every brightening day of heaven is yours ....
Tales of a Traveler - By Washington Irving
...And the Muses, those capricious dames, who, forsooth, so often refuse to visit palaces, and deny a single smile to votaries in splendid studies, and gilded drawing-rooms,--what holes and burrows will they frequent to lavish their favors on some ragged disciple !...
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - By Mark Twain, American Publishing Company
...Douglass, fair, smart and forty, a generous, good-hearted soul and well-to-do, her hill mansion the only palace in the town, and the most hospitable and much the most lavish in the matter of festivities that St. Petersburg could boast; the bent and venerable Major and Mrs. Ward; lawyer Riverson, the new notable from a distance; next the belle of the village, followed by a troop of lawn-clad and ribbon-decked young heart-breakers; then all the young clerks in town in a body--for they had stood in the vestibule sucking their cane-heads, a circling wall of oiled and simpering admirers, till the last girl had run their gauntlet; and last of all came the Model Boy, Willie Mufferson, taking as heedful care of his mother as if she were cut glass ....
The Scarlet Letter - By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Joseph Hatton
...And, once, Hester was seen embroidering a baby-garment, with such a lavish richness of golden fancy as would have raised a public tumult, had any infant, thus apparelled, been shown to our sober-hued community ....
Wuthering Heights - By Emily Bront
...exclaimed Catherine, flying t -LRB- attack me next with her lavish caresses . "...
The count of Monte-Cristo - By Alexandre Dumas
...Oh, it can not be expected that one of so stern a character as M. Villefort could lavish the tenderness some fathers do on their daughters ....
Jungle Tales of Tarzan - By Edgar Rice Burroughs
...He had sought to find something upon which to lavish such an affection as Teeka lavished upon her balu, but a short experience of the little black boy had made it quite plain to the ape-man that no such sentiment could exist between them ....
Northanger Abbey and Persuasion - By Jane Austen
...Half the sum of attraction, on either side, might have been enough, for he had nothing to do, and she had hardly anybody to love; but the encounter of such lavish recommendations could not fail ....
The Last of the Mohicans - By James Fenimore Cooper
...Such an extraordinary sign of confidence was received by the orator as a highly favorable omen; and though the animal retreated a little precipitately, he was lavish of his thanks and commendations ....