an extravagant love


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.


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  • When Jinny complained that the scrub caught her brand new pipe and had broken it short off, Mickie with an extravagant grimace softly urged her to go along Townsville and buy another.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Once she asked me for an extravagant black dress to wear to her mother's funeral, and of course I refused such a profligacy because it was unfitting for a novice needing to learn to put others first, but other than that one time, l never knew Nicci to once ask for anything for herself.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • St.C. My dear Vermont, you natives up by the North Pole set an extravagant value on time!

    The Christian Slave: A Drama

  • She was so ashamed of herself she felt like jabbing the big darning needle into her leg, but she was too happy to contemplate self-infliction of pain for very long, and anyway, it was just an extravagant way of expressing her remorse.

    The Thorn Birds

  • The severity of the game-laws certainly indicates an extravagant sympathy of the nation with horses and hunters.

    English Traits (1856)

  • JOB's Fears were now over, with respect to his being sold again as a Slave; yet he could not be persuaded but that he must pay an extravagant Ramson, when he got home.

    Some memoirs of the life of Job : the son of Solomon, the high priest of Boonda in Africa,

  • Lyme Regis he was sent to Leyden to study law, where he remained until his father, who had entered into a second marriage, and who was an extravagant man, ceased to send his allowance.

    A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

  • Little bitch, I thought, because in fact Lea had gone to Bonpoint and purchased, in both our names, an extravagant layette.

    Dreaming in French

  • There is some pathos in a letter written by Mrs. Flinders to a friend in England (August, 1806) “The Navy Board have thought proper to curtail my husband's pay, so it behoves me to be as careful as I can; and I mean to be very economical, being determined to do with as little as possible, that he may not deem me an extravagant wife.”

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

  • "Baldus", is a burlesque epic written in an extravagant but subtile blend of Latin and Italian, the poesia maccheronica, of which he was the perfecter but not the inventor.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent


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