Thesaurus / prodigal
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
I doubt if the State itself has ever known the meaning of hospitality since the old ranch days, when, of course, it was prodigal.
Here is Christianity with its marvellous parable of the Prodigal Son to teach us indulgence and pardon.
CAMILLE (LA DAME AUX CAMILIAS)ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS
Sterile, dissipated and prodigal, she made her husband very unhappy, thus avenging the first Mme. Brunner.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
The rooks were awake in Randolph Crescent; but the windows looked down, discreetly blinded, on the return of the prodigal.
TALES AND FANTASIESROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
In a pew on the left-hand side a little old man was holding forth as to the “prodigal son.”
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
In the intervals of his serious labors Napoleon gave way to a life of sensuality, and the women were prodigal of their charms.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
The prodigal was a backslider: when furthest from home he could yet think and speak of the privileges of his father's house.
SEPARATION AND SERVICEJAMES HUDSON TAYLOR
Nowhere in any mountain land does Nature offer the good things of the wilds with more prodigal hand than in the Himalaya.
MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
I may be the prodigal son, but you're the devil of a moral lecturer, you are!
THE VARMINTOWEN JOHNSON
Heidi soon came running out with her book under her arm and in a sympathetic voice began to read the story of the Prodigal Son.
WORDS RELATED TO PRODIGAL
- can't hack it
- not cut out for
- shooting blanks
- beside the point
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