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]
References in classic literature ?
We were somewhat disordered by these extravagances among our new guests for the first day; but after they had retired to lodgings provided for them as well as our ship would allow, and had slept heartily--as most of them did, being fatigued and frightened--they were quite another sort of people the next day.
The Controller of Budget should tighten county spending to limit extravagance.
The decision comes a few months after the Ministry of the Royal Household called on institutions across Morocco to commemorate the Throne Day without undue extravagance on July 30.July 30 marked 20 years since the start of King Mohammed VI's reign.The King was born on August 21, 1963 and will celebrate his 56th birthday this month.
Alas and alack, if that is not wild extravagance in using people's money, I do not know what is.
The Duchess of Sussex's financial extravagance and her public displays of affection have damaged her image in the royal family.
Where there was endless speculation about important political figures and celebrities visiting Pakistan to commemorate the PM's initiation, from cricketers to Bollywood superstars, Imran Khan, keeping faith with his assertion of dispensing with extravagance, dispelled the idea of an opulent ceremony.
'Chairman PTI has directed to arrange the oath-taking event in a simple ceremony at the Presidency without any show of extravagance', he went on to add.
Simplicity seems to be an alien concept in Pakistani society as far as extravagance is concerned at wedding ceremonies and preparations.
Stretched out over rich sections of land of land, this improvement is Phase-4 of The Tree by Godrej Properties that offers premium extravagance and solace with an exquisite touch of Mother Nature that takes you back to your foundations.
In the process leading up to the purchase of the two vehicles, care was taken to ensure that there was no extravagance associated with the purchase of the official vehicles for Minister Davies.
From animals to extravagance, the mossy deer head has the potential to become a much-loved family favourite (would you give him a pet name?