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  • Still today, the lies of the Martyred Queen's "extravagence" are perpetrated.

    The Queens Necklace to be auctioned

  • I am thinking about getting a large fries this time around and you know what that kind of extravagence can do to the waistline.

    Burger King Lakeside? Maybe

  • Others include accusations that aides to King Mswati III abducted a teenage girl to become his 10th wife and the monarch's purchase of a 45-million-dolla executive jet criticized by aid agencies as an extravagence when 25 percent of the population is facing food shortages.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The 31-year-old former secretary gives little obvious sign of extravagence, preferring for official occasions conservative pale blue suits with broadbrimmed hats in a style more suited to middle-aged matrons.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Model C demonstrates, once again, that the National Party is not prepared to take this logical step and prefers, rather than admit the monstrous extravagence of running 19 education departments, to cut corners and scimp on costs in individual departments.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • She may have been an unlikely Rockefeller, but she was still a Rockefeller, and the opulence, extravagence, and sheer size (four thousand people were asked and two thousand accepted) of the event offended her.

    The Rockefeller and the Ballet Boys

  • It was hot and thundery when she got on the bus at Heathrow and as she got out at the terminal great drops of rain began to fall so that once in London she gave way to the extravagence of a taxi to St. Bride's.

    A Girl Named Rose

  • I called, wearing shoes a little too yellow -- unblackened leather had just become fashionable -- I understood their extravagence when

    Four Years

  • That was a horrible extravagence; for this Governor was inferior to me, & I was not under any obligation to recognize his favor; besides, I had never made any presents but to the chiefs of the nations.

    Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson

  • A small minority governed over the majority and lived lives of extravagence and luxury at their expense.

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

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