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  • n  someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently

  • One unique wastrel against whom the new Life Movement struggled in vain was Chiang Wei-kuo.
  • The larger tale the movie tells is of a slow-witted alcoholic, the wastrel son of a powerful family who found Jesus and Karl Rove (Toby Jones) and, with these two guiding .
  • Bud Johnson (Kevin Costner) is a loser, a wastrel, a jerk--and not one of the purportedly adorable kind in the Judd Apatow movies.
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  • Value Vino: Sherry’s comeback
    In the recently concluded four-part PBS series The Hollow Crown , a collection of Shakespeare’s plays dealing with English kings, the tragi-comic character of Falstaff figures prominently—especially in relation to Hal, the wastrel Prince of Wales destined to become Henry V. In a soliloquy in Henry IV , part II, he extolls the virtues of sherry, then known as sherris, or sack, in order both to ...
    Oct. 30, 2013 - San Antonio Current

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