definition of prodigal by The Free Dictionary

This must be some prodigal who hath sold his father’s land, and would fain live merrily while the money lasts.” And these latter being the greater number, the others came round, one by one to their way of thinking.

When Robin and those that were with him came in, all laughing at some merry jest he had been telling them, those that were near the Sheriff whispered to him, “Yon is a right mad blade, for he hath sold more meat for one penny this day than we could sell for three, and to whatsoever merry lass gave him a kiss he gave meat for nought.” And others said, “He is some prodigal that hath sold his land for silver and gold, and meaneth to spend all right merrily.”

One said, “He is a prodigal and has sold his father’s land, and this is his first venture in trading.”
“Once it was the Puritan Fathers who left our coasts,” he is recorded to have said; “nowadays it is our Prodigal Sons.”
“The prodigal has returned,” she said, holding out her hand.
The uninvited guest Free and easy manners Salutary jokes A prodigal son Exit of the glutton A sudden change in fortune Danger of a visit to poor relations Plucking of a prosperous man A vagabond toilet A substitute for the very fine horse Hard travelling The uninvited guest and the patriarchal colt A beggar on horseback A catastrophe Exit of the merry vagabond
“When wealth comes to a man late in life or all at once, that man, in order not to change, must most likely become a miser — that is to say, not spend much more money than he had done before; or else become a prodigal, and contract so many debts as to become poor again.”
She is all energy, and spirit, and sunshine, and interest in everybody and everything, and pours out her prodigal love upon every creature that will take it, high or low, Christian or pagan, feathered or furred; and none has declined it to date, and none ever will, I think.
For Tahiti is smiling and friendly; it is like a lovely woman graciously prodigal of her charm and beauty; and nothing can be more conciliatory than the entrance into the harbour at Papeete.
And Nature, ever prodigal to her lovers, repays their favours in full measure.
Thompson, I would be even prodigal. Then for his kinsman, there is no better way than that you should seek the Advocate, tell him your tale, and offer testimony; whether he may take it or not, is quite another matter, and will turn on the D.
The rooks were awake in Randolph Crescent; but the windows looked down, discreetly blinded, on the return of the prodigal. John’s pass-key was a recent privilege; this was the first time it had been used; and, oh!

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