Spendthrift sentence example

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  • During his absence she married the profligate spendthrift, P. Cornelius Dolabella.

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  • Throughout his life he was a profligate and a spendthrift.

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  • That might be true, but there was no point in working at becoming a spendthrift simply because he had money.

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  • In other situations, a "spendthrift clause" may be added.

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  • My home was simply a middle-class affair ruined by spendthrift habits which I have inherited.

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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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  • He had in his favour the mass of the inhabitants, who were worn out by the oppressive taxation imposed by their spendthrift rulers.

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  • Salt is a luxury; "he eats salt" being said of a spendthrift.

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  • Philip VI.s successor was his son John the Goodor rather, the stupid and the spendthrift.

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  • The younger Michele was a mere courtier and spendthrift, but Elena seems to have been a woman of superior stamp. She was tenderly loved by her famous son, and his letters prove that she retained his fullest confidence through all the vicissitudes of his career.

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  • In all his life nothing became him so well as his manner of leaving it; but the fortitude he then showed, even if it was not merely the courage of despair, cannot blind us to the fact that he was little better than a reckless and vicious spendthrift, who was not the less dangerous because his fiercer passions were concealed beneath an affectation of effeminate dandyism.

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  • In a warning shot to spendthrift local councils Mr Prescott said some recent increases were unsustainable.

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  • Louis was patient when people criticized Eleanor's spendthrift ways, her passion for fashion, her large entourage of followers and hangers-on.

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  • Under the terms of a "spendthrift clause," those people benefiting from a trust do not receive gifts, as such.

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  • Among the public edifices are the capitol, which occupies a whole square, the university, of nearly equal size, the cathedral, pantheon, masonic temple (built by the state in the spendthrift days of Guzman Blanco), national library, opera-house, and a number of large churches.

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  • Both princes were unpopular, and in 1462 Frederick was attacked by the inhabitants of Vienna, and was forced to surrender lower Austria to Albert, whose spendthrift habits soon made his rule disliked.

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