PROFLIGATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PROFLIGATE
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 a.  inclined to waste resources or behave extravagantly; wildly immoral
Classic Sentence:
1  The rest of Prince John's retinue consisted of the favourite leaders of his mercenary troops, some marauding barons and profligate attendants upon the court, with several Knights Templars and Knights of St John.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
2  He had also a wish to establish himself in the good graces of the lady; for John was at least as licentious in his pleasures as profligate in his ambition.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
3  "Yes, I never thought of it, but I have led a contemptible and profligate life, though I did not like it and did not want to," thought Pierre.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II
Example Sentence:
1  Although surrounded by wild and profligate companions, she nevertheless managed to retain some sense of decency.
2  She is well-known for her profligate spending habits.