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praw fli gayt

  • n  a dissolute man in fashionable society
  • n  a recklessly extravagant consumer
  • s  recklessly wasteful
  • s  unrestrained by convention or morality

  • Price spurts once associated with profligate banana republics are now common to North America and Western Europe.
  • The elder Gulbenkian, as miserly as his son was profligate, employed Nubar for a time without salary.
  • Thirteen years ago, when tubby, profligate Sultan Ahmad, Shah of Persia, was debauching along the French Riviera French newsorgans came out with the old French proverb: La mdt .
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  • Government Celebrates Austerity With Fourth Largest Spending Month Ever
    When in April the US government reported a surplus of $112.9 billion (thanks to tax collections, Fed and GSE remittances) - the largest surplus since April 2008, many wondered if DC's profligate ways were over, and if maybe the so-called US austerity was staring to kick in. It wasn't. Because as the just released May data showed , not only did the US go right back to its deficit ways, posting a ...
    June 12, 2013 - Zero Hedge
  • ECB will not buy bonds to save profligate states: Draghi
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Monday the organization would not use its yet-to-be-activated bond-buying program to save profligate countries from insolvency, but only to preserve the euro. The central bank's program has helped calm markets over the past couple of months, but it has raised particular concern in Germany, which is most exposed to ...
    June 10, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • John McCain in The Nelson Mail
    McCain, a Republican senator from Arizona who has been a harsh critic of government spending, said in a statement the growing budget deficit was "a striking reminder of the need to reverse the profligate spending that has characterized this...
  • Barack Obama in
    What is absolutely true is that, once we get through this economic crisis and some of the specific proposals to get us out of this slump, that we're not going to be able to go back to our profligate ways,Obama said.
  • Jane Austen in Sydney Morning Herald
    Imagine to yourself every thing most profligate and shocking in the way of dancing and sitting down together,Austen wrote perkily to her sister Cassandra of their behaviour then and in the weeks that followed.

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