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 Meanings and Examples of WANTON
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wanton
 a.  unrestrained; willfully malicious; immoral or unchaste
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  Meanwhile, the drinkers, all three-quarters intoxicated, were repeating their unclean refrain with redoubled gayety; it was a highly spiced and wanton song, in which the Virgin and the infant Jesus were introduced.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF RECEIVING INTO ONE'S H...
2  It seemed that this garden, created in olden days to conceal wanton mysteries, had been transformed and become fitted to shelter chaste mysteries.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—CHANGE OF GATE
3  The wanton and vigorous vegetation quivered, full of strength and intoxication, around these two innocents, and they uttered words of love which set the trees to trembling.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—FULL LIGHT
4  Do not think yourself excused by any weakness, any natural defect of understanding on her side, in the wanton cruelty so evident on yours.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44
5  To have imposed any derogatory work upon him, would have been to inflict a wanton insult on the feelings of a most respectable man.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21. LITTLE EM'LY
6  For it was set apart and sanctified to one awe-striking end; and however wanton in their sailor ways, one and all, the mariners revered it as the white whale's talisman.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 99. The Doubloon.
7  They felt it might be a being partially benighted in the vale of ignorance, but it could not be one who would willingly devote his rich natural gifts to the purposes of wanton treachery.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
8  In this manner did Prince John endeavour to lay the foundation of a popularity, which he was perpetually throwing down by some inconsiderate act of wanton aggression upon the feelings and prejudices of the people.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
9  There was a cold-bloodedness in the act which wrung a groan from Arthur; when she advanced to him with outstretched arms and a wanton smile he fell back and hid his face in his hands.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
10  I have seen a land right merry with the sun, where children sing, and rolling hills lie like passioned women wanton with harvest.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
11  On this, as he passed, he gave Ulysses a kick on the hip out of pure wantonness, but Ulysses stood firm, and did not budge from the path.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVII
12  The picture I present to you is peaceful and human, and you must feel that you could deny it only in the wantonness of power and cruelty.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 17
13  Contrary to the usages of the natives in the wantonness of their success they had respected, not only the persons of the trembling sisters, but his own.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
14  The sweetness was turned to adamantine, heartless cruelty, and the purity to voluptuous wantonness.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
15  I believe that I have no enemy on earth, and none surely would have been so wicked as to destroy me wantonly.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
Example Sentence:
1  Pointing to the stack of bills, Sheldon criticized Sarah for her wanton expenditures.
2  Rampant spread of those wanton in the night.
3  Archbishop Tutu said scared car owners handed over the keys but were then shot dead in cold blood for the sheer hell of it -- utterly, gratuitously, and wantonly.