from The Century Dictionary.
- In a thriftless manner; extravagantly.
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- adverb in a thriftless manner
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One by one he passed the homely roadside landmarks, exempt from the necromancies of the moon -- the pile of old cedar posts, split heaven knows when, by heaven knows whom, and thriftlessly abandoned; the water trough, with the brook singing by; the
It had, in short, won the election by pledging itself to be thriftlessly wicked, cruel, and vindictive; and it did not find it as easy to escape from this pledge as it had from nobler ones.
India, this "most precious diamond of the British crown," is utterly exhausted, like a pile of gold in the hands of an alchemist, who thriftlessly spent it in the hope of finding the philosopher's stone.