Profligacy


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Profligacy

Arrowsmith, Martin
simultaneously engaged to Madeline and Leona. [Am. Lit.: Arrowsmith]
Bellaston, Lady
wealthy profligate; keeps Tom as gigolo. [Br. Lit.: Tom Jones]
Booth, Captain
pleasure-loving prodigal; lacks discipline. [Br. Lit.: Amelia]
Casanova, Giovanni Jacopo
(1725–1798) myriad amours made his name synonymous with philanderer. [Ital. Hist.: Benét, 172]
Don Juan
internationally active profligate and seducer. [Span. Lit.: Benét, 279; Ger. Opera: Mozart, Don Giovanni, Wester-man, 93–95]
Flashman, Harry
British soldier wenches his way around world. [Br. Lit.: Flashman]
Genji, Prince
Emperor’s dashing and talented bastard woos many. [Jap. Lit.: The Tale of Genii]
Iachimo
scorns and craftily tests feminine virtue. [Br. Lit.: Cymbeline]
Jones, Tom
manly but all too human young man; has numerous amorous adventures. [Br. Lit.: Tom Jones]
Karamazov, Dmitri
lusty and violent in most of his actions. [Russ. Lit.: Dostoevsky The Brothers Karamazov]
Lothario
young rake and seducer. [Br. Lit.: The Fair Penitent]
Lyndon, Barry
from bully to dissipative rake and cruel husband. [Br. Lit.: Barry Lyndon]
Macheath, Captain
gambler and robber; has scores of illegitimate offspring. [Br. Opera: The Beggar’s Opera]
Rake’s Progress, A
Hogarth prints illustrating the headlong career and sorry end of a libertine. [Br. Art: EB (1963) XI, 625]
Santa Cruz, Juanito
loses his wife, lover, and esteem by philandering. [Span. Lit.: Fortunata and Jacinta]
Scales, Gerald
sales representative known for lavish living, gambling, amorality. [Br. Lit.: The Old Wives’ Tale, Magill I, 684–686]
Venusberg
magic land of illicit pleasure where Venus keeps court. [Ger. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 932]
Zeus
supreme of Greek gods; extramarital affairs were count-less. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 292]
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Sir Alex Ferguson was clearly not impressed though and his side were nearly made to pay the ultimate price for their profligacy when Michael Carrick bundled Danny Murphy over in the box a minute from time but 27-year-old referee Michael Oliver waved away the penalty claims.
Too much dilly-dallying cost Beck in another promising position, then the Silkmen almost paid for their profligacy in the 84th minute when Graham Evans' header looked a goal all the way but Adam McGee pulled off a fantastic save to secure a deserved away success.
Last night, he must have been in despair as Norwich took a leaf out of United's book by making the Merseysiders pay for their profligacy in front of goal.
Emma Boon of the Taxpayers Alliance said: "This is yet another example of BBC profligacy. Instead of pleading poverty, they should cut out spending like this."