Extravagance

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Extravagance

Bovary, Emma
spends money recklessly on jewelry and clothes. [Fr. Lit.: Madame Bovary, Magill I, 539–541]
Cleopatra’s pearl
dissolved in acid to symbolize luxury. [Rom. Hist.: Jobes, 348]
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Why, for example, talk about enforcing the law of nature and the problems posed by "the boundless extravagancy of .
He spoke highly of the collective wedding and its role in sustaining the cooperation and synergism ties among the sons of this one nation and emphasized that this step shall be practical in fighting the phenomenon of extravagancy that related with single weddings and the high expenses encountered thereof hindering the youth from achieving their future marriage plans.
Bassus' extravagancy must have made some impression on Erasmus' mind, for he returns to it in his last major work, the manual for preachers (1535), using it there to exemplify a type of amplification: "veluti si Bassum dicas ventris onus excipere auro, vnde colligitur quanta fuerit in conuiuiis caeterisque rebus luxuries," Ecclesiastes 3, ASD, 5, 5: 60, line 176-61, line 179 (where the source reference, Martial 1.
We were well-poised to hit the government for its extravagancy in building this ostentatious edifice in the heart of the capital city until a mine accident forced us to fall to our knees in grief.
This has sparked criticism that the government failed to prevent extravagancy in such spending.