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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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President Duterte, who dislikes extravagance, will look into the alleged lavish Christmas party of the government-run charity agency, according to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.
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.
Extravagance is the opposite of moderation and results in crossing the proper limits of consumption of resources.
Extravagance goes against this principle of equality.
The Qur'an warns believers against extravagance in eating and drinking.
He added that in these times of austerity, we need to smell the joy and life of abundance, generosity and extravagance.
This year's theme is Austerity/ Extravagance and is in response to recent Government decisions regarding welfare reforms surrounding benefits, disability living allowance and housing issues such as the bedrooms tax.
We are not rich enough to afford such extravagance.
79m is plenty for a perfectly decent sports hall so why Kirklees chose to build such a palatial facility at twice the price only those councillors who approved such an extravagance know.
A Tale of Monstrous Extravagance comes from a playwright, pianist and storyteller who considers the various cultural communities that have influenced his works, from Latin and French to Cree and Spanish, and draws intriguing connections between music and literature.
There is extravagance in war as in peace in every big centre, and it is unnecessary to travel out of London in order to verify this fact.