Definitions

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  • n. An extravagant lifestyle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. life among the aristocracy or the rich.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. excessive spending
  • n. excessive spending

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Examples

  • Jewess, Fanny Lewald, whose writings display a decided anti-Christian spirit, and Countess Ida von Hahn-Hahn, who began her literary career with novels of high life in which matrimony is treated with levity, and ended by becoming a devout Catholic.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • But his immoderate taste for the high life which he shared with General Howe curled a question mark over his capacities, and even in a farewell and affectionate letter to his wife before he sailed for Boston in 1775, he felt obliged, as a self-confessed libertine, to couple his declarations of everlasting love with apologies for “the levities, the inattentions, and dissipations of my common course of life.”

    Angel in the Whirlwind

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