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Jeffersonian simplicity is preached; extravagance is practised.

Burlesque, farce and extravagance of situation and dialogue.

There are worse faults to be laid to his account than lechery and extravagance.

She was plain; she was simple; but it was the costly simplicity of extravagance.

The extravagance of some of the early Quakers has been grossly exaggerated.

I will not submit to be ruined by the extravagance and profligacy of any man.

But he had gone from extravagance to extravagance, from outrage to outrage.

Play and horses, and general recklessness and extravagance, but no wine and no women.

In fact, John was a little depressed by this extravagance of light hearts.

There is no extravagance which has not been resorted to by the authors of those biographies.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from French extravagance, from Late Latin extravagantem (see extravagant). Specifically of wasteful spending from 1727. Extravagancy is attested from c.1600.

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