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  • n  lewd or lascivious woman
  • v  waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
  • v  indulge in a carefree or voluptuous way of life
  • v  spend wastefully
    wanton one's money away
  • v  become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously
  • v  engage in amorous play
  • v  behave extremely cruelly and brutally
  • s  occurring without motivation or provocation
  • s  casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
    wanton behavior

  • Contrary to the popular belief, lives under the arc-light are not wanton and self-indulgent.
  • The building of the ornate gate outside the Prime Minister's residence, the report alleged, was a wanton waste of taxpayer's money.
  • Before we can sit down for negotiations, these wanton killings have to end.
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  • Man arrested for firing shots in downtown Charleston
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston police have arrested a man on wanton endangerment charges in connection with an incident on the East End. Kevin Maurice Watson, 27, of Charleston got into an argument with two people in the 1300 block of Quarrier Stre...
    June 12, 2013 - Charleston Daily Mail
  • Police arrest man in shots fired on East End
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Charleston man fired a handgun during an argument on Charlestons East End on Tuesday, police said. Kevin Watson Maurice, 27, of Charleston, was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment Wednesday morning. Police believe Watson...
    June 12, 2013 - The Charleston Gazette
  • UPDATE: Suspect Caught in Shots Fired Case in Charleston
    Kevin Maurice Watson, 27, of Charleston, was caught early Wednesday morning and charged with wanton endangerment.
    June 12, 2013 - WSAZ NewsChannel 3 West Virginia

  • Bill Blair in Salon
    We have never seen that level of wanton criminality and vandalism and destruction on our streets,Blair said.
  • President Bush in TIME
    You cannot be a president of the United States who's wanton in his expression of violence,Kucinich said. "There's a lot of people who need care. He might be one of them. If there isn't something wrong with him, then there's something wrong...
  • Hu Jintao in People's Daily Online
    I feel ever so strongly that the American GI was not trained, not sent over - certainly not by resolution of this institution - to be placed in the middle of a fight between the Sunni and the Shiite and the wanton, incomprehensible killing that's... John Warner http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Warner&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHtoo43x1VuejB3e6RnwMaYm-xD4A Forbes http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/01/23/ap3351467.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGjImiD9vaRI_B7aauj69qA7KVZeA Jan 23, 2007 108849 142742 wantonly Hu said, we oppose any words and deeds that wantonly bespatter the people on the mainland and provoke and aggravate confrontation between the two sides of the Straits. We'll take practical measures to promote exchanges and cooperation between the...

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