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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXTRAVAGANT

As to this, extravagant pretensions have sometimes been advanced.

Manifestations of extravagant thirst, which water could not satisfy.

The Inca indulges in extravagant expressions of love for his daughter.

It is foolish and extravagant of me to want a second story when there are just the two of us.

The vegetation was extravagant in its luxuriance and splendor.

He hastened to disclaim the extravagant generosity of which she accused him.

I have just received the most extravagant letter imaginable from your Olivia.

I have not the better opinion of Mr. Lovelace for his extravagant volubility.

Under the feathers and silks of a foolish, extravagant woman.

Badman continues a loose blackguard, extravagant, idle and dissolute.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Medieval Latin extravagantem, originally a word in Canon Law for uncodified papal decrees, present participle of extravagari "wander outside or beyond," from Latin extra "outside of" (see extra-) + vagari "wander, roam" (see vague). Extended sense of "excessive, extreme" first recorded 1590s; that of "wasteful, lavish" 1711. Related: Extravagantly.

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