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 Meanings and Examples of PRODIGAL
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 a.  wasteful; reckless with money
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Now, these parents groan, these old folks implore us, these good men and these good women call us prodigal sons; they desire our return, and offer to kill calves for us.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
2  All these young, maniacal, puny, merry incoherences lived in harmony together, and the result was an eccentric and agreeable being whom his comrades, who were prodigal of winged consonants, called Jolllly.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
3  One sometimes sees people, who, poor and mean, seem to wake up, pass suddenly from indigence to luxury, indulge in expenditures of all sorts, and become dazzling, prodigal, magnificent, all of a sudden.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—LUX FACTA EST
4  and too prodigal or too protecting for others.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
5  Man, in a state of revery, is generally prodigal and slack; the unstrung mind cannot hold life within close bounds.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE LARK'S MEADOW
6  There is no more violent prodigal than the avaricious man who takes the bit in his teeth; there is no man more terrible in action than a dreamer.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXI—THE HEROES
7  You understand the nature of an Indian's wishes," he concluded, as he led her toward the place where she was expected, "and must be prodigal of your offers of powder and blankets.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11
8  They expended their lungs with prodigal wills.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
9  I have not seen my mother this long time, and it lies upon my conscience, for it's something to be loved as she loves her prodigal son.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
10  The absolute solitude in which they lived intensified their reciprocal thoughts; yet some might have said that it had the disadvantage of consuming their mutual affections at a fearfully prodigal rate.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 1 The Rencounter by the Pool
11  His courtesy of manner rang a little false and Stephen looked at the English convert with the same eyes as the elder brother in the parable may have turned on the prodigal.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
12  "Perhaps so, but he is a hopeless prodigal," replied the other.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
13  Spreading trees spring from a prodigal luxuriance of undergrowth; great dark green shadows fade into the black background, until all is one mass of tangled semi-tropical foliage, marvellous in its weird savage splendor.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In VII
14  Laughter is easier, minute by minute, spilled with prodigality, tipped out at a cheerful word.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
15  Nevertheless, such a phenomenon is rare in Russia, where the tendency is rather to prodigality than to parsimony.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI
Example Sentence:
1  A miserly father makes a prodigal son.
2  Nature is prodigal of her gifts.
3  In his Christmas feasts Richard outdid his predecessors in prodigal hospitality.
4  If time be of all things the most precious, wasting of time must be the greatest prodigality.