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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Godrej Origins Mumbai is an extraordinary improvement that makes an immaculate mix of common and man-made extravagances for the high-life you have for the longest time been itching to live.
Instead of asking us to pay for green bins to be emptied why don't they look at their extravagances for savings?
Macpherson, worth an estimated 35 million pounds, has admitted that she had to give up some of her extravagances since the global recession hit.
Exotic holidays are the most popular extravagances, costing an average of pounds 1,340 a year, followed by cool gadgets (pounds 295) and beauty products (pounds 285).
But the silly extravagances aside, it does makes sense for the city to take the extra care to create a habitat to best suit its monkey investment.
However, seeing as we now have the Assembly I wish Matt Wright, Welsh Assembly Conservative candidate, the very best of luck, as it was the Conservative AMs who were constantly against these extravagances, as far as I know.
BONO splurged out on one of the dumbest rock star extravagances of all time, a poll has revealed.
Despite the extravagances, we are repeatedly assured that no significant federal reductions are possible.
Send the right message that such extravagances are nice, but not until all other things are in place and there is money to burn (literally).
Savonarola believed that gay men should be burned at the stake (his fate) and that most worldly goods and extravagances (i.
The fact that architects Lacaton & Vassal have managed to reconcile the pragmatics of the former with the spatial extravagances of the latter (within an initial budget of just under 4 million euros), is cause enough to applaud their achievement.
Some might say these artfully contrived extravagances call for psychoanalytic interpretation.