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synonyms for conspicuous consumption

  • acquisitiveness
  • conspicuous waste
  • opulence
  • waste
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How to use conspicuous consumption in a sentence

The doctrine of international free trade, albeit the most conspicuous of its applications, was but one case under the general law.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
To-day men of science are trying to conquer the horrors of cancer and smallpox, and rabies and consumption.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Here was none of the old-time stiffness of Capheaton, and there was a conspicuous absence of dead masters and their pupils.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
The movements which its active motion causes among the corpuscles render it conspicuous.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
The cost of erection and the consumption of coal are not above one-third of a Boulton and Watt's, to perform the same work.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
The more conspicuous characteristics of the blood in various diseases have been mentioned in previous sections.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
But speaking broadly, consumption goods, present or future, are the end in sight of the industrial struggle.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Please remember that under socialism the scramble for wealth is limited; no man can own capital, but only consumption goods.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Although all varieties are increased, the characteristic and conspicuous cell is the myelocyte.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
That was "back in the Sixties," when his lapses were as far apart as they were unrivalled in consumption, span, and pyrotechny.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
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