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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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This may be even more true of older people who have experienced fluctuating prices and are wary of profligate spending, especially with a forthcoming election.
They added that the petition against the corrupt and profligate politicians would get the support of the public alongside their ongoing long march against the restoration of NATO supplies.
Which might seem profligate, though I think Bercow is entitled to the white goods.
Wales conceded 15 penalties to Italy's five, but the Azzurri also missed four shots at goal, and Roberts fears Ireland will not be so profligate.
The Franco-German pact - in which Merkel ditched her insistence on automatic sanctions for debt and deficit offenders, a concession to French President Nicolas Sarkozy for his backing on treaty change - has been lambasted by MEPs and the European Central Bank, who support immediate penalties for profligate countries and see little appetite for more institutional navel-gazing.
I am amazed that in this time when huge amounts of national debt have been accumulated by a profligate government that a local authority continues to spend money as if we, the council taxpayers, are all rich people.
No wonder people question the licence fee when the Beeb are so profligate with their cash - or rather, OUR cash.
ITNEVERceases to amazemewhen I hear Tories and their chums the Lib-Demswhingeing about the profligate Labour Government.
The Welsh government needs immediately to review every line of its spending to make sure Welsh taxpayers are getting value for money - if Plaid's leader wants more money to spend on public services he should begin by scrapping waste in his own department - by getting rid of his air service, reforming International Business Wales and cutting profligate spending on roads.
Certainly, voter frustration with the partisan, headstrong push for health care reform, profligate spending, and other perceived examples of the District of Columbia's disconnect with the electorate played into the balloting in towns and cities throughout our state.
Other profligate VOC emitters were Ford minus 3,140; Fiat minus 2,380; Peugeot minus 1,693; Renault minus 1,421; Suzuki minus 921; Hyundai minus 299; and Mitsubishi minus 248.
But the project came in on budget (a lesson for profligate governments on both sides of the Atlantic), employed brilliant scientific ingenuity, the fruits of which we are only beginning to understand, and its ultimate success in such a very short period of time was due to the heroism and almost superhuman skill of its crews.