Extravagant Sentence Examples

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  • She always sent extravagant gifts to her daughter.

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  • His extravagant pretensions only served to excite ridicule.

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  • The couple lived a very simple life with no need for extravagant purchases.

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  • Well, don't get too extravagant.

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  • His new log home was nice, but not extravagant.

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  • These can be very simple or extremely extravagant.

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  • Don't you think that's a little extravagant?

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  • Drury lost his only daughter, and in 1611 Donne published an extravagant elegy on her, entitled An Anatomy of the World, to which he added in 1612 a Progress of the Soul on the same subject; he threatened to celebrate the "blessed Maid," Elizabeth Drury, in a fresh elegy on each anniversary of her death, but he happily refrained from the third occasion onwards.

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  • He was extravagant in denunciation, and developed a Zwinglian view of the Eucharist.

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  • But he was extravagant and self-indulgent, and he wanted more money than they were willing to supply.

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  • Like his father, he was very fond of music, but he appears to have been less extravagant than John George II.

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  • Though Erasmus led a very hard-working and far from luxurious life, and had no extravagant habits, yet he could not live upon little.

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  • His whole soul was wrapped up in his only son, of whose abilities he had the most extravagant estimate and hope.

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  • At the same time, while accepting the Schellingian parallelistic identity of all things in God, Fechner was restrained by his accurate knowledge of physics from the extravagant construction of Nature, which had failed in the hands of Schelling and Hegel.

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  • A gift that's too extravagant may be greeted with embarrassment instead of appreciation.

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  • In his old age Constantine, who had once been a famous warrior, utterly neglected the defences of the empire and reduced his army by disbanding 50,000 of his best troops; on the other hand, he spent extravagant sums on luxuries and the erection of magnificent buildings.

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  • The work was bitterly attacked by Freeman, whose "extravagant Saxonism" Pearson had been unable to adopt.

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  • Sarah always asked about their daughters and sent extravagant gifts home.

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  • Extravagant expenditure on railways and public works, loose administration of finance, the cost of colonial enterprise, the growing demands for the army and navy, the impending tariff war with France, and the overspeculation in building and in industrial ventures, which had absorbed all the floating capital of the country, had combined to produce a state of affairs calling for firm and radical treatment.

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  • He was a man of extravagant and luxurious tastes, and, although he greatly improved the city of Dresden, he cannot be called a good ruler.

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  • Nine pounds for ninety pages on a film you might have trouble finding at even the most diligently cataloged video shop often seems extravagant.

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  • Add a spoonful of cream if you are feeling extravagant.

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  • After his death, Hadrian caused the most extravagant respect to be paid to his memory.

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  • It may well be doubted, however, whether his own extravagant desire for military glory was not equally injurious to his W country.

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  • He presents himself as an altogether human person, brave enough in the field, and, at least when young, capable of extravagant devotion to an ideal, provided the ideal was fashionable, but having at bottom a sufficient respect for his own skin and a full consciousness of the side on which his bread is buttered.

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  • In many places they have the monopoly of the wine and spirit shops, and retail trade generally; and as they are always willing to advance money on usury, and are more intelligent and better educated than the ordinary peasant, there is little doubt that in a country where the large landowners are proverbially extravagant, and the peasant proprietors needy, the soil would soon fall into the hands of the Jews were it not for the stringent laws which prevent them from owning land outside the towns.

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  • A series of extravagant entertainments given by the society during the winter of 1832 reduced its financial resources and greatly discredited it in character.

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  • Apart from this extravagant eulogy, it is absurd to regard Apollonius merely as a vulgar charlatan and miracle-monger.

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  • The political writing, too, much of it in a garish, extravagant style, exercised his deeper ambitions, and stands as witness to the working of original thought and foresight.

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  • The extortions by which he sought to raise money for his extravagant pleasures excited a rising known as that of the arme Konrad (poor Conrad), not unlike the rebellion in England led by Wat Tyler; order was soon restored, and in 1514 by the treaty of Tubingen the people undertook to pay the duke's debts in return for various political privileges, which in effect laid the foundation of the constitutional liberties of the country.

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  • For example, we find him arguing for the legitimacy of judicial punishments and military service against an over-literal interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount; and he took an important part in giving currency to the distinction between evangelical " counsels " and " commands," and so defending the life of marriage and temperate enjoyment of natural good against the attacks of the more extravagant advocate of celibacy and self-abnegation; although he fully admitted the superiority of the latter method of avoiding the contamination of sin.

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  • Moreover, the split in the Unionist party brought the united Liberal party in full force into the field, and at last the country began to think that the danger of Irish Home Rule was practically over, and that a Liberal majority might be returned to power in safety, with the prospect of providing an alternative government which would assure commercial repose (Lord Rosebery's phrase), relief from extravagant expenditure, and - as the working-classes were led to believe - a certain amount of labour legislation which the Tory leaders would never propose.

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  • A major source of this picture of Venice was the extravagant behavior of Venetian courtesans, as well as their extravagant cost.

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  • In typically extravagant yet classical Italian style, the 17th century cupola is formed by green and yellow majolica roof tiles.

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  • Having worked out that we had barely a handful of sous between us, we didn't do anything extravagant.

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  • Let me now justify these perhaps seemingly extravagant claims.

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  • Will Mary and Peter manage this somewhat extravagant but chilling mission or is the world as we know be plunged into a living hell!

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  • Built in 1872, Nutfield Priory was designed to reflect the rather extravagant architecture of the Palace of Westminster.

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  • Younger children loved the surprise element as each page turned and the pop-ups grew increasingly extravagant.

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  • Who says a seven course meal is too extravagant?

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  • The forecasts for the growth of e-learning are becoming more extravagant by the month.

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  • The general advancement of Australia, to the era of the goldmining, had been satisfactory, in spite of a severe commercial crisis, from 1841 to 1843, caused by extravagant land speculations and inflated prices.

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  • They have, moreover, thrown off from time to time a number of extravagant offshoots.

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  • Dissidence of all kinds has made a considerable advance since the emancipation of the serfs in 1861, the increase - as might be expected in a wholly illiterate population - being greatest in the more extravagant sects.

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  • He made his first public appearance in Vienna in 1887, in Paris in 1889, and in London in 1890, his brilliant playing created a furore which went to almost extravagant lengths of admiration; and his triumphs were repeated in America in 1891.

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  • Of the many paradoxes in the Divine Legation, few are more extravagant than the theory that Virgil, in the sixth book of his Aeneid, intended to allegorize, in the visit of his hero and the Sibyl to the shades, the initiation of Aeneas, as a lawgiver, into the Eleusinian mysteries.

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  • The privileges conferred by the Organic Statute were confirmed; the cumbersome and extravagant judicial and administrative systems were maintained; the judges were declared independent of the executive, and an Assembly composed of forty-nine Christian and thirty-one Mussulman deputies took the place of the former general council.

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  • The fate of the town had excited the liveliest sympathy in England, and the exuberant rejoicings in London on the news of its relief led to the coining of the word magicking to describe the behaviour of crowds on occasions of extravagant demonstrations of a national kind.

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  • On the death of Drusus, Agrippa, who had been recklessly extravagant, was obliged to leave Rome, overwhelmed with debt.

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  • On the 1st of February 1713 he was attacked by the Turks in his camp at Bender, and made prisoner after a contest which reads more like an extravagant episode from some heroic folk-tale than an incident of sober 18th-century history.

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  • It is well known that the earlier editions of this work, especially if they be upon large paper, command extravagant prices; but in reality the copies on smaller paper are now the rarer, for the stock of them has been consumed in nurseries and schoolrooms, where they have been torn up or worn out with incessant use.

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  • He advanced into Italy at the head of a licentious and ruffianly soldiery, and Rome became the scene of riot and massacre, gladiatorial shows and extravagant feasting.

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  • In these last the ballad-mongers, not to let their native hero be outdone by the Amadises, the Esplandians, and the Felixmartes, engage him in the most extravagant adventures - making war upon the king of France and upon the emperor, receiving embassies from the soldan of Persia, bearding the pope at Rome, and performing other feats not mentioned even in the Poem or the Chronicle.

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  • The public baths were kept under strict supervision; the toga was ordered to be worn in public by senators and equites on solemn occasions; extravagant banquets were prohibited; rules were made to prevent the congestion of traffic in the streets.

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  • Becket's opposition rested upon a casuistic interpretation of the canon law, and an extravagant conception of the dignity attaching to the priesthood; he showed, moreover, a disposition to quibble, to equivocate, and to make promises which he had no intention of fulfilling.

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  • The men of her own time exalted her to the skies, and the most extravagant estimates of her (as "the greatest woman in literary history," as the "foundress of the romantic movement," as representing "ideas," while her contemporary Chateaubriand only represented words, colours, and images, and so forth) are to be found in minor histories of literature.

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  • Selected as minister of public works by Depretis in 1887, and by Crispi in 1893, he contrived to mitigate the worst consequences of Depretis's corruptly extravagant policy, and introduced a sounder system of government participation in public works.

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  • He travelled through Flanders and Picardy, denouncing the vices of the clergy and the extravagant dress of the women, especially their lofty head-dresses, or hennins.

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  • Yet, although, as Andral and other French physicians proved, it was extravagant to say that all fevers take their origin from some local inflammation, it was true and most useful to insist, as Broussais vehemently insisted, that "fever" is no substance, but a generalization drawn from symptoms common to many and various diseases springing from many various and often local causes; from causes agreeing perhaps only in the factor of elevation of the temperature of the body.

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  • The highest perfection with regard both to form and decoration was reached in the 16th century; subsequently the Venetian workmen somewhat abused their skill by giving extravagant forms to vessels, making drinking glasses in the forms of ships, lions, birds, whales and the like.

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  • Internal strife at first prevented the development of her resources, and then when the export of guano and nitrates supplied her treasury with an abundance of funds the money was squandered on extravagant enterprises and in corrupt practices.

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  • But the theory has been carried to extravagant lengths by Kiinstle, who thinks that the creed was written in Spain in the 5th century, and soon taken to the monastery of Lerins.

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  • To ascertain the truth, he had also put to the torture two maid-servants described as deaconesses, but had discovered nothing beyond a perverse and extravagant superstition.

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  • Pliny's eulogy of Trajan and his denunciation of Domitian are alike couched in extravagant phrases, but the former perhaps rests more uniformly on a basis of truth and justice than the latter.

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  • But he indulges in extravagant eulogies of Elizabeth.

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  • In the French drama an unimaginative imitation of ancient models had long prevailed; even in art Poussin and Le Sueur were successful by expressing a bias in the same direction; and in the first years of the revolutionary movement the fashion of imitating the ancients even in dress and manners went to the most extravagant length.

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  • The moderate Loyalists joined in the election of delegates to the first Continental Congress; but the great body of Loyalists in New York strongly disapproved of the " dangerous and extravagant " measures adopted by that body, and the assembly, in January 1 775, refused to approve its acts or choose delegates to the second Continental Congress.

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  • The innovation was at first received with some disfavour; critics accustomed to polite formalism censured it as extravagant and undignified; but the freshness and beauty of its melody soon silenced all opposition, and did more than anything else throughout the 18th century to establish the principle of nationalism in musical art.

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  • Marcion's reaction, too, against the Judaic temper in the Church as a whole, in the interests of an extravagant Paulinism, while it suggests that Paul's doctrines of grace generally were inadequately realized in the sub-apostolic age, points also to the prevalence of such moralism in particular.

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  • She conceived herself to be specially favoured by Christ, who appeared to her in the most extravagant forms. At last, by dint of fasting and lacerating her flesh, she succeeded in reducing herself to such a state of ecstatic suffering that she believed herself to be undergoing in her own person the Passion of the Lord.

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  • She was far too masculine in mind and temperament, and her extravagant addiction to the outward trappings of femininity was probably due to the absence or atrophy of deeper feminine instincts.

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  • Some of them retained their original character; others fell completely under the dominion of the friars, and were ultimately converted into houses of Dominican, Franciscan or Augustinian tertiaries; others again fell under the influence of the mystic movements of the 13th century, turned in increasing numbers from work to mendicancy (as being nearer the Christ-life), practised the most cruel self-tortures, and lapsed into extravagant heresies that called down upon them the condemnation of popes and councils.'

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  • In 1903 Count Billow declared in the Reichstag that the government was endeavouring to pursue a middle course between the extravagant aspirations of the Pan-Germans and the parochial policy of the Social Democrats, which forgets that in a struggle for life and death Germanys means of communication might be cut off.

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  • But the fact that the apparent rapidity of motion of this phantom may exceed in any ratio that of the spectator is of importance - enabling us to see how velocities, apparently of impossible magnitude, may be accounted for by the mere running along of the condition of visibility among a group of objects no one of which is moving at an extravagant rate.

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  • At these times she is wanton and extravagant in her cruelty, killing apparently for the gratification of her ferocious and bloodthirsty nature, and perhaps to excite and instruct the young ones, and it is not until they are thoroughly capable of killing their own food that she separates from them.

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  • Henry VIII 's pleasure palace Henry VIII (r. 1509-47) made Westminster even more important by building an extravagant royal residence there.

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  • Such extravagant tales about the early celtic saints were very common.

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  • Grilled, peeled peppers can be added to this and if you are feeling extravagant grilled scallops !

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  • When the talkies arrived in the early 30s, the extravagant beads and jewelry of the 20s disappeared as they interfered with the sound.

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  • Wool is the most expensive and extravagant, but doesn't resist stains and dirt as well as other types of materials.

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  • Divorce lawyers with good reputations are usually busy enough they do not have to take out extravagant ads in order to get clients.

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  • Next to your bed, a dining table is one of the largest pieces of furniture you're likely to bring into your home, and it can be an extravagant purchase, depending on the style and materials you choose.

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  • A series of events can explain this boom in dramatic and extravagant interior design.

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  • They often showed off their wealth by opting for extravagant interior design.

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  • There are many options available for a kitchen island, ranging from extravagant custom islands, to modest islands that provide additional counter space and storage.

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  • Not feeling up to the extravagant shadow placement?

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  • Imagine fruit ripened to perfection, imported cheeses, vintage wines, extravagant desserts, maybe even fresh seafood, artfully arranged in a basket and given to you.

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  • A vacation doesn't have to be expensive or extravagant; you can get away from your stress by visiting a local day spa, enjoying a favorite activity, or just finding a way to spend time relaxing right at home.

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  • Keep in mind that when you buy a designer dress, it should be flattering on you and not just be about a fancy label or extravagant price tag.

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  • It's not unusual for close family and friends to pick up something a little more extravagant, or for groups to go in on a gift together.

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  • Heavy beading and extravagant embellishments may not be comfortable, and heavily sequined attire will take away from your natural beauty and the beauty of your surroundings.

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  • It doesn't have to be extravagant, just a token of appreciation.

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  • Extravagant cakes can cost upwards of twelve dollars.

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  • You can be as extravagant as the town itself, or go for a more affordable favor that still holds meaning.

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  • Fresh cut flowers definitely have their place in romantic settings, but they're not necessarily the best choice for something as extravagant and showy as a wedding ceremony.

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  • Thirdly, keep in mind that while invitations do reflect the overall tone of the wedding, spending extravagant amounts on supplies defeats the money saving aspect of doing it yourself.

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  • Having your wedding set against a crashing ocean or a beautiful castle for your backdrop is one way to set the mood for the rest of your partnership and create extravagant memories.

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  • With the rise of specialty bakeries and more extravagant requests, many couples need to figure out how much to spend on the cake alone.

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  • In some cases, like with work or a close-knit group of friends, lots of people will chip in to give the happy couple one extravagant gift.

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  • The reception centerpieces can be as simple or extravagant as what you have time and money to do.

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  • Decorations for outdoor weddings can be as simple or extravagant as you choose.

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  • Embellishments need not be extravagant or over-the-top.

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  • Rather than worrying about complicated or extravagant dishes, you can focus on what really matters about the day and the new life you and your beloved are beginning.

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  • Depending on your location and the outdoor space, the cost of renting the area may end up cheaper than an extravagant hotel ballroom.

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  • If you wish to have a formal wedding outdoors, you can still choose the extravagant dress of your dreams.

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  • Many of the same items used in more extravagant centerpieces are perfect for creating a simple, clean look at your wedding reception.

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  • No matter how extravagant or simple the Christmas themed wedding is, it is not complete unless it includes at least one Christmas tree.

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  • Chicago wedding and event planners have the insider knowledge of the city to find that reasonably priced location downtown or the extravagant suburban location that offers you everything you dreamed about and more.

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  • Egyptian cotton is coveted as a extravagant fiber because of its extremely long fibers and the properties this gives to a towel.

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  • There's also a fun "Bling Rating" for each property, suggesting how extravagant these houses actually are.

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  • Thompson. Depp has contributed a forward to one of Thompson's books, narrated his biography, and, when the author died in 2005, Depp paid for his extravagant funeral.

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  • Ke$ha - While her name has added value with the dollar sign, her clothing choices don't seem extravagant at all.

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  • The most common events that require a more extravagant toddler dress are Christmas, Easter, weddings and birthday parties.

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  • Stifling your child's imaginative processes can quench her fledgling spirit, so it's time to brush aside any adult cynicism and explore the world of extravagant girls' princess dresses!

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  • The detailing of these costumes is less extravagant than their items-sold-separately counterparts, but if you are purchasing a princess dress merely for a Halloween party, then the costume is the more financially vigilant option.

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  • Buying toddler holiday dresses years in advance is the way many parents can afford extravagant designs without destroying their bank accounts.

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  • The Millennium class ships are the most extravagant of all, with extraordinary inner-lit onyx atrium staircases serving as a spectacular focal point and favorite photo location.

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  • Whether it's an extravagant luxury cruise or an excitement-packed, one-day getaway, you will find a Costa Rican cruise that will deliver what you want.

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  • Hornblower hosts extravagant Mother's Day sightseeing cruises in the San Francisco area.

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  • You have the option of making these ceremonies as low-key or extravagant as you desire.

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  • If you crave big dinners, extravagant shows, and large casinos, then a small ship cruise may not be for you.

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  • Do you want something a bit less extravagant than a weeklong or even 15-day cruise?

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  • In addition to extravagant menus, elegant dining facilities, and luxurious cabins, Uniworld offers unique entertainment and activities, including guided shore excursions.

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  • You can look for cruise line reviews and find out which river cruises earn high marks within the gay community for their extravagant shows, luxurious rooms and exquisite dining options.

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  • The historic vessel is a replica of the extravagant Victorian steamboats which dotted the Mississippi more than a century ago.

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  • Pendant lights-Pendant lighting is a sleek alternative to the more extravagant chandelier.

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  • The result was buoyant, extravagant, jewelry that women hungered for and cost less than comparable gem-bedecked pieces.

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  • In fact, tailors of the time were very adept at creating very bright and extravagant cuts of clothing, using padding and even wires and laces to evoke all sorts of moods.

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  • While many brides dream of an extravagant church wedding, the traditional rules of yesteryear have relaxed.

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  • The majority of wool coats are free of extravagant details.

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  • You probably won't need anything this extravagant just for fishing, but it's available if you do (or if you plan to take your fishing glasses and use them for other activities for which trifocals work best).

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  • The frames on these glasses are known for their intricate, and some might even say, extravagant, details.

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  • If round lenses aren't your best look, you could opt for extravagant aviators with deep, dark lenses.

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  • Plan ahead if you have an extravagant pair of lenses planned out for your costume or creative endeavor; having them hand-painted could take up to two months.

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  • For a more extravagant experience, guests can consider the personalized V.I.P. tours for $250 that include priority ride access, reserved show seating, and other benefits.

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  • PvP, which stands for player vs. player, can feature characters in extravagant costumes and more.

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  • Depending on the company providing the box and the type of customization you select, you may be able to choose either simple or extravagant designs.

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  • As you can imagine, these were expensive toys and only the children in well off families played with such extravagant toys.

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  • It's not extravagant, but it covers the basics.

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  • Whether your tastes run simple or extravagant, or you're looking for a contract or pay-as-you-go plan, Bluegrass Cellular is worth a look.

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  • These are accessorized by a metal glove and extravagant hairstyles, but the really difficult part to replicate is the stiletto heels the women wear.

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  • A sparkling tiara can easily define a style by transforming even the simplest look into something much more extravagant.

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  • Known for its over-the-top, fearless fashions, the '80s embraced vibrant colors and a generally overdone, exaggerated spirit that made itself known on everything from big hairstyles to extravagant color combinations.

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  • For especially extravagant dresses, the price may be higher.

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  • Wear them when you want to look stunning-something better than your standby little black dress but not as extravagant as a floor-length beaded gown.

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  • If this is your goal, steer clear of extravagant styles and look to simple sheaths with minimal detailing.

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  • There's a reason so many evening pantsuits are so extraordinarily extravagant and eye0catching - they're simply meant to show off on those extra-important evenings.

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  • Themes can range from hosting an extravagant costume night (elves, reindeer, Christmas movie characters) to the simple idea of decorating in all one color.

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  • Your mom and grandma probably do not expect extravagant gifts.

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  • However, for long-term girlfriends and wives, something more extravagant is often expected.

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  • If your mom, sister, or significant other is extremely practical, you can bet she would not be happy with extravagant spending, knick-knacks, or other "excessive" items.

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  • You'll want to skip the nose wart for this costume, and you get extra points for extravagant cleavage.

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  • They don't have to be expensive, elaborate or extravagant.

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  • Often, to make up for it in their own minds, they will purchase some extravagant gift - such as an expensive diamond ring, or a motorcycle, or a sudden vacation - and "surprise" their partner.

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  • Unlike other holidays, however, Valentine's Day gifts don't have to be extravagant or cost a lot of money.

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  • This is an extravagant setting that will attract attention and stand out when worn.

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  • Take into consideration your lifestyle, the color of metal you prefer and whether you are looking for something simple or extravagant.

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  • Now in its third generation, the House continues to redefine American jewelry design and create extravagant pieces not only for celebrities but for any discerning couple.

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  • Diamond earrings can also be worn for any number of special occasions, though they are typically an evening gem and even studs are usually considered too extravagant for regular daytime wear.

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  • Many Daniel K designs clearly illustrate an art deco influence with their extravagant use of accent stones.

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  • Because the individual stones are so small, they blend together more smoothly and present a truly extravagant image.

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  • A diamond solitaire scalloped setting can be a delicate, elegant way to embellish an engagement ring without adding extravagant gemstones or bulk to the ring.

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  • Giving an extravagant engagement gift to the bride-to-be such as a house or car?

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  • However, take caution not to by an overly extravagant gift because you should save those types for wedding presents.

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  • Oilily is frilly, extravagant, and completely distinct.

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  • The flowers can be small and diminutive or extravagant and ostentatious.

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  • The company's beach bags run the gamut from efficiently no-fuss to brightly extravagant.

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  • The checkbook covers offered by Amazon range from the utilitarian to the extravagant.

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  • Styles run the gamut from simple to extravagant.

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  • You love to travel and shy away from extravagant living.

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  • One of the most confident of all signs, this element bestows a love for the extreme and even extravagant.

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  • The television should have a clean picture with good clarity and color, but extravagant features aren't necessary.

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  • Just like with the television, however, extravagant sound mixing features aren't necessary and only serve to increase the cost.

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  • The player should be a well-known, quality brand, but it does not need extravagant extras in order to perform suitably.

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  • Not only will you enjoy and appreciate your "extravagant" evening more than you would have before, but you will have grown closer to your partner through your money saving efforts.

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  • His styles are regularly featured on the red carpet, and some of his most famous evening shoes for women are often glowing with extravagant crystal embellishments.

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  • If you're sporting a relatively staid dress, slip into a pair of more extravagant shoes.

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  • If you visit Free Tattoo Designs, you should be able to find several Egyptian design tattoos, from simple to extravagant, that feature all types of Egyptian symbols.

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  • Beautiful De Ville watches are some of the most extravagant Omega watches for women, with quality materials and attractive styles.

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  • Once the company became very successful, in 1912, Ford completely revised its entire logo from the extravagant design to a very simple stylized "Ford" in the center of an oval.

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  • The upper class had extravagant chemises made.

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  • Sleek N Chic has everything from simple bras to extravagant one-for-alls to shape your whole body.

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  • If you're not feeling frivolous or extravagant, white lingerie does make a good choice.

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  • Some of the most extravagant costumes come from a subculture that enjoys taking great care in re-inventing themselves in the vein of certain types of characters, anime characters included.

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  • However, this type of costume or something less extravagant can be used behind closed doors as intimate apparel.

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  • Remember that the party doesn't have to be extravagant or cost more than the wedding itself.

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  • You'll find ready made party favors from simple to extravagant at your local party supply store or online at sites like the Oriental Trading Company.

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  • The body of the work, however, is fruitful in seminal ideas, though some statements may be rash and some conclusions extravagant.

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  • This administrative " double track," as it was called, led, it is true, in many cases to lively emulation, but was on the whole highly extravagant.

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  • From that date till 1864 the Radicals ruled the state, their head, Fazy, being an able man, though extravagant and inclined to absolutism.

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  • Chmielnicki's conditions of peace were so extravagant that the Polish commissioners durst not accept them, and in 1649 he again invaded Poland with a countless host of Cossacks and Tatars.

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  • The extravagant powers of the grand hetmans and the grand marshals were reduced.

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  • On its fall (1785) the throne was seized by the Manghit family in the person of Mir Ma'sum, who pretended to the most extravagant sanctity, and proved by his military career that he had no small amount of ability.

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  • He appears first as one of the most reckless and extravagant of the young nobles who surrounded Nero.

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  • The ease with which money was acquired in the war period, the acquiescence of the people, and the influences of extravagance and corruption engendered by the war, opened, at the return of peace, a period of extravagant expenditure that has continued with progressive increase down to the present.

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  • It is possible that Hodson was careless and extravagant in money matters rather than actually dishonest; but there were several similar charges against him.

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  • Extravagant as this noumenalism is, it was a healthy fantidote to the phenomenalism of the day.

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  • The ambitions which Henry cherished, if extravagant, were never sordid; his patriotism, though seldom attested by practical measures, was thoroughly sincere.

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  • Chivalry again in its military aspect not only encourages the love of war for its own sake without regard to the cause for which war is waged, it encourages also an extravagant regard for a fantastic show of personal daring which cannot in any way advance the objects of the siege or campaign which is going on.

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  • Its nominal subject is freemasonry, but its real aim is to plead for a humane and charitable spirit in opposition to a narrow patriotism, an extravagant respect for rank, and exclusive devotion to any particular church.

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  • In 1544 Maurice secured the appointment of his brother as administrator of the bishopric of Merseburg; but Augustus was very extravagant and was soon compelled to return to the Saxon court at Dresden.

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  • Though not personally extravagant, his salary, and the small income from his large estates, never sufficed to meet his generous maintenance of his representative position; and after his retirement from public life the numerous visitors to Monticello consumed the remnants of his property.

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  • But they require an extravagant supply of charcoal; and even with the cheapness of native labour the product cannot compete in price with imported iron from England.

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  • The British, deluded by their avarice, still cherished extravagant ideas of Indian wealth; nor would they listen to the unwelcome truth.

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  • The most extravagant theory is naturally that which was expressed by the Portuguese advocates in connexion with the dispute as to the ownership of Delagoa Bay.

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  • He was an ardent champion of the orthodox faith, repudiating all the extravagant doctrine preached by the Abbasid missionaries and formerly professed by his father.

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  • The most shameless bribery and the robbery of the well-to-do went together with the most extravagant luxury.

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  • Impelled by serious charges against Fremont, the president sent Montgomery Blair, the postmaster-general, and Montgomery C. Meigs, the quartermaster-general, to investigate the department; they reported that Fremont's management was extravagant and inefficient; and in November he was removed.

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  • That we have here a perfectly real and intelligible interpretation of the ordinary algebraic imaginary is easily seen by an illustration, even if it be a somewhat extravagant one.

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  • While they were struggling to enforce their claims to universal sovereignty, the royal power, less extravagant but more real, was welding together the feudal states of France and moulding the England of to-day.

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  • Its extravagant praise of all that savoured of the middle ages was still blind to their real progress and work.

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  • By the followers of this sect, also, an extravagant degree of reverence is habitually paid to their gurus or spiritual heads.

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  • These ideas, in a very modified form, were introduced into France by the great devotional writer, St Francis of Sales; in the latter half of the 17th century they were pushed to the extravagant length known as Quietism by Fenelon, and especially by Madame Guyon and Michel de Molinos.

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  • Deputy-governor of Italy during Caesar's absence in Spain (49), second in command in the decisive battle of Pharsalus (48), and again deputy-governor of Italy while Caesar was in Africa (47), Antony was second only to the dictator, and seized the opportunity of indulging in the most extravagant excesses, depicted by Cicero in the Philippics.

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  • In 3 9 he visited Athens, where he behaved in a most extravagant manner, assuming the attributes of the god Dionysus.

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  • Of Griffith's three sons, Owen, Llewelyn and David, the most popular and influential was undoubtedly Llewelyn, whose deeds and qualities were celebrated in extravagant terms by the bards of his own day, and whose evil fate has ever been a favourite theme of Welsh poets.

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  • It may strike one as characteristically Jewish that extravagant and truly oriental encomiums were passed upon such legalists and Talmudists as Isaac Alfazi, Rashi or Maimonides; none the less the medieval Jews were able to produce and appreciate excellent literature of the most varied description.

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  • This piece, written in the extravagant SpanishItalian manner, which was fashionable in the interval between the Pleiade model and the innovations of Corneille, was ridiculed by Boileau (Preface to his Ouvres, 1701).

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  • Lister put forth similar ideas about the same time; and Billroth came forward in 1874 with the extravagant view that the various bacteria are only different states of one and the same organism which he called Cocco-bacteria septica.

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  • At the ensuing peace congress at Pereyaslavl he demanded terms so extravagant that the Polish commissioners dared not listen to them.

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  • During the war the supplying of the army in the field had caused an artificial inflation of trade, and the Sprigg ministry had pursued a policy of extravagant expenditure not warranted by the finances of the colony.

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  • Where, therefore, there is animal pollution of any kind, more especially where there is human pollution, generally indicated by the presence of bacillus coli communis, purification is of supreme importance, and no process has yet been devised which, except at extravagant cost, supersedes for public supplies that of properly-conducted sand filtration.

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  • The most extravagant estimate of all was that of Whiston, who calls them "the most sacred standard of Christianity, equal in authority to the Gospels themselves, and superior in authority to the epistles of single apostles, some parts of them being our Saviour's own original laws delivered to the apostles, and the other parts the public acts of the apostles" (Historical preface to Primitive Christianity Revived, pp. 85-86).

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  • To prevent such extravagant expenditures for internal improvements as had brought disaster to Michigan and other states, the framers of the constitution of Wisconsin inserted a clause limiting its aggregate indebtedness to $100,000 for all purposes other than to repel an invasion, to suppress an insurrection or for defence in time of war, and the state is free from debt with the exception of that contracted on account of the Civil War.

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  • During the World War, although he had at first put forward in letters to leading military authorities, since published, extravagant plans for the German annexations, he soon became a most active agent in attempts to draw the Allies into negotiations for peace.

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  • Add to this that Louis XIII., like Richelieu himself, had wretched health, aggravated by the extravagant medicines of the day; and it is easy to understand how this pliable disposition which offered itself to the yoke caused Richelieu always to fear that his king might change his master, and to declare that the four square feet of the kings cabinet had been more difficult for him to conquer than all the battlefields of Europe.

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  • Next came the crowd of stockholders and creditors of the state, who, in face of the governments extravagant anarchy, no longer felt safe from partial or total bankruptcy.

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  • The marriage was not a happy one, and after the birth of a son incompatibility of temper led to a separation, the count retiring to his estate on the Indre, where by an extravagant course of living he became hopelessly involved in debt.

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  • The self-love theory of Hobbes, with its subtle perversions of the motives of ordinary humanity, led to a reaction which culminated in the utilitarianism of Bentham and the two Mills; but their theory, though superior to the extravagant egoism of Hobbes, had this main defect, according to Herbert Spencer, that it conceived the world as an aggregate of units, and was so far individualistic. Sir Leslie Stephen in his Science of Ethics insisted that the unit is the social organism, and therefore that the aim of moralists is not the "greatest happiness of the greatest number," but rather the "health of the organism."

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  • Persecution usually begets hysteria in its victims; and the more extravagant members of the party were far advanced on the road which leads to apocalyptic prophecy and "speaking with tongues."

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  • As regards foreign affairs, Mr Chamberlain more than once (and particularly at Leicester on 30th November 18 9 9) indicated his leanings towards a closer understanding between the British empire, the United States and Germany, - a suggestion which did not save him from an extravagant outburst of German hostility during the Boer War.

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  • He was elected to Congress in 1852, where, first as a Whig and afterwards as a Republican, he represented his district continuously until 1869, taking a prominent part in debate, and earning the name "watch-dog of the Treasury" by his consistent and vigorous opposition to extravagant and unwise appropriations.

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  • It was unlike him to buy something so extravagant when she would probably never have occasion to wear it again.

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  • Local authorities, not noted for being either wantonly extravagant or wildly adventurous, have become Irvine's most enthusiastic partners.

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  • Some wildly extravagant claims have been made about what ID cards would achieve.

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  • Unless sin is to be awfully punished, the language of Scripture appears extravagant.

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  • Time savings sound extravagant at 10 days work compressed into two hours in some cases, but VW stands by its figure.

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  • Simply lie back and indulge in the pampering of our extravagant treatments, from massages and body wraps to rejuvenating facials.

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  • But here she took the fancy of the dashing, handsome and extravagant Prince of Wales - then only 21 years old.

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  • Both are declamatory, extravagant in character, highly lyrical and immediately establish the soloist as a romantic protagonist.

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  • Among the 8 tomb pagodas of the Dalai Lamas, the 5th tomb is the most extravagant.

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  • With expectations raised by Yeltsin's extravagant election pledges, the situation is very volatile.

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  • Henry VIII's pleasure palace Henry VIII (r. 1509-47) made Westminster even more important by building an extravagant royal residence there.

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  • However, for something a little more extravagant, try with white truffle risotto.

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  • Such extravagant tales about the early Celtic saints were very common.

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  • An epic, extravagant - and perhaps vaguely sinister - turning point in the genre.

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  • The extravagant rhetoric of Lord Horror is replaced here by the crude vulgarity of the Volk.

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  • Socialism was a more lasting phase, but her natural good sense revolted at the extravagant mummeries of Pere Enfantin and she declined the office of high priestess.

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  • During the years 1880-1889, when the country enjoyed exceptional prosperity, the arrivals numbered 1,020,907 and the departures only 175,038, but in 1890-1899, a period of financial depression following the extravagant Celman administration, the arrivals were 928,865 and the departures 552,175.

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  • Enslavement befell the extravagant wife and unfilial children.

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  • These notes from deeds, evidently collected by an honest inquirer, make no extravagant claims of ancient ancestry or illustrious origin for the Howards, although the facts contained in them were recklessly manipulated by subservient genealogists.

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  • The revolutionary terrorists took advantage of the situation to multiply outrages; popular agitation was fomented by a multitude of new journals preaching every kind of extravagant doctrine, now that the censor no The longer dared to act; in December the trouble "union culminated in a formidable rising in Moscow.

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  • He seems to have been much indulged, and to have led a very pleasant life of it; he pleased himself in moderate excursions, frequented the theatre, mingled, though not very often, in society; was sometimes a little extravagant, and sometimes a little dissipated, but never lost the benefits of his Lausanne exile; and easily settled into a sober, discreet, calculating Epicurean philosopher, who sought the summum bonum of man in temperate, regulated and elevated pleasure.

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  • With his defects of temper, his violent antipathies, his extravagant notion of papal prerogative, his pontificate was filled with strife.

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  • So extravagant are the deeds ascribed to him, and so marvellous the attributes with which he has been clothed by the fond idolatry of his countrymen, that by some he has been classed with the Amadises and the Orlandos whose exploits he emulated.

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  • Although the extravagant prices paid at first almost ruined the planters, the traffic continued to flourish in hands of foreign concessionaires until 1820, when through English influence it was abandoned.

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  • The prince and princess entered Heidelberg on the 17th of June, and Elizabeth, by means of her English annuity, enjoyed five years of pleasure and of extravagant gaiety to which the small German court was totally unaccustomed.

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  • Pratinas was also the introducer of satyric dramas as a species of entertainment distinct from tragedy, in which the rustic merry-makings and the extravagant dances of the satyrs were retained.

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  • Her extravagant expenditure, returned by Salisbury in 1605 at more than L50,000 and by Chamberlain at her death at more than 84,000, was unfavourably contrasted with the economy of Queen Elizabeth; in spite of large allowances and grants of estates which included Oatlands, Greenwich House and Nonsuch, it greatly exceeded her income, her debts in 1616 being reckoned at nearly fio,000, while her jewelry and her plate were valued at her death at nearly half a million.

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  • That Revelation has retained its place in the canon is due not to its extravagant claims to inspiration or its apocalyptical disclosures, but to its splendid faith and unconquerable hope, that have never failed to awake the corresponding graces in every age of the Church's history.

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  • While choosing these rings as wedding bands is a popular option, many couples cannot afford such extravagant rings on top of the engagement ring cost and wedding expenses.

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  • However, by 1947, economies and outlooks were starting to improve, and designer Christian Dior introduced his famous New Look, which brought back the hourglass figure and an extravagant amount of fabric.

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  • Coupled with a nylon or satin robe, extravagant nylon nightgowns became airy and romantic ensembles.

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  • Priced at $102, it's an extravagant purchase that will be worn for years.

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  • The favors don't need to be extravagant or expensive.

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  • He is absolutely devoted to living a green life and believes in making sacrifices for the cause, especially in terms of living a less extravagant, no frills life.

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  • Soon after he was dismissed from all his offices on the following charges, - the concealment, as attorney-general, of a bond belonging to the king, a charge which could not be proved, illegal interference with the court of chancery and disrespect to the king in the case of commendams. He was also ordered by the council to revise his book of reports, which was said to contain many extravagant opinions (June 1616).

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  • He displayed the heroic, epic value of American history, its unity with the great central stream, and dispelled for ever the extravagant conceptions of a sentimental world just emerging from the visionary philosophy of the 18th century.

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  • The government, under the direction of such enlightened ministers as Bernstorff, Reventlow and others, held the mean between Struensee's extravagant cosmopolitanism and Guldberg's stiff conservatism.

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  • It has sometimes been supposed that Pascal, from 1651 or earlier to the famous accident of 1654, lived a dissipated, extravagant, worldly, luxurious (though admittedly not vicious) life with his friend the duc de Roannez and others.

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  • Tacitus describes him as brave in action, ready of speech, clever at bringing others into odium, powerful in times of civil war and rebellion, greedy, extravagant, in peace a bad citizen, in war an ally not to be despised.

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  • Imbued by his mother with the extravagant ideas of the East Roman emperors he introduced into his court an amount of splendour and ceremonial hitherto unknown in western Europe.

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  • In his financial administration of the empire, Justinian is represented to us as being at once rapacious and extravagant.

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  • He justified the most arbitrary and extravagant measures by the authority of visions from heaven, as others have done in similar circumstances.

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  • Later the Portiuncula church at Assisi displaced all other religious resorts, with the exception of Rome; but in the 15th century it was overshadowed in turn by the "Holy House" at Loretto on the Adriatic. According to an extravagant legend, the house of Joseph and Mary in Nazareth was transported by angels, on the night of the 9th - 10th of May 1291 to Dalmatia, then brought to the Italian coast opposite (Dec. 10, 1294), till, on the 7th of September 1295 it found rest on its present site.

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  • Decorations can be as simple or as extravagant as you wish.

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  • Gift exchanges can be simple or extravagant and can turn an otherwise plain celebration into something unforgettable!

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  • Hagman has a very large, extravagant home, but he also has a football field size area of his property covered with solar panels.

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  • Extravagant as this sentiment sounds, it paved the way to better things.

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  • After the arrest, by Philip's orders, of Bernard Saisset (q.v.), bishop of Pamiers, in that year, the quarrel flamed up again; other causes of difference existed, and in 1302 the pope issued the bull Unam sanctam, one of the most extravagant of all statements of papal claims. To ensure the support of his people the king had called an assembly of the three estates of his kingdom at Paris in April 1302; then in the following year Guillaume de Nogaret seized the person of the pope at Anagni, an event immortalized by Dante.

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  • For years before his death we hear only of acts of charity and of, as it seems to modern ideas, extravagant asceticism.

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  • At the time of his death, and for some time after it, the enthusiastic recognition of the genius of Tennyson was too extravagant to be permanent.

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  • War and extravagant expenditure had come, and he believed both to be fatal to the prosperity and progress of America.

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  • The Haggadah gives the most extravagant descriptions of the glory of Adam before his fall.

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  • The young girl gazed in awe at the women in extravagant clothing during the fashion show.

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  • I appreciate the kind things Mr. Anagnos has said about Helen and me; but his extravagant way of saying them rubs me the wrong way.

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  • In spite of his somewhat extravagant living, he left an ample fortune to his spendthrift son, who did his best to squander it as soon as possible.

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  • All wars were bad, but if they could not be evaded it was less extravagant to be ready than to rush to arms unprepared.

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  • The care and expense lavished upon these highly ornate structures would have been deemed extravagant even in medieval Europe.

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  • The woman was very flattered by the extravagant anniversary gift that her husband surprised her with.

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  • The swampy regions of the Nile and of the Eastern province are characterized by an extravagant growth of papyrus and other rushes, of reeds and coarse grass.

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