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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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Mrs May told Cabinet that the Government had "a clear belief in conserving what is good and standing up against the profligate use of resources, whether that is public money or natural resources", said her official spokesman.
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan sharply criticised Bharatiya Janata Party state president Kummanam Rajasekharan's allegation that Keralites were finding it difficult to deal with demonetisation because they were "profligate".
There are a lot of genuinely applicable facts in this debate and every single one of them tells us that we would be much better off outside that profligate organisation.
Are you concerned that these factors might make us more profligate in our use of fossil fuels?
The Prime Minister, who is imposing austerity on ordinary people, is shamefully profligate when it comes to his friends.
Of course they don't, but that does not alter the fact that it is only our profligate, self-serving, corrupt public sector which finds it possible to hand so much of the taxpayers' money to an employee who has given only 19 years' service.
In contrast, the Clarets were profligate with their finishing, Danny Ings, Charlie Austin and Sam Vokes all wasteful as they failed to find the net for a third successive outing and extended their winless streak to six games.
bounty on his head, has made his informal entry in the political arena by moving the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the Pakistan's corruption-riddled and profligate ruling elite through his first ever 'political-focused' petition.
Cruz stood by his portrayal of Dewhurst as a profligate spender and early proponent of a payroll tax as part of a massive school finance overhaul nearly a decade ago.
Vaclav Pilar gave the Czechs hope by pulling one back shortly after the break, but Dzagoev and substitute Roman Pavlyuchenko, on for the profligate Aleksandr Kerzhakov, sealed the win.
He made the comments during a seminar on eurobonds organised by the ALDE group, on 10 January, where he explained Bruegel's idea for government debt to be divided into a senior blue tranche', which would be low-yield and backed by all eurozone countries, and a subordinate red tranche', which would be purely national, risky and would absorb any losses incurred by profligate governments.