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profligate
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • What is to be expected of, or by, such profligates?
  • …through a few calm hours of the horrors surrounding them; in the towers of the churches, where no prayers were said, for the popular revulsion had even travelled that length of self-destruction from years of priestly impostors, plunderers, and profligates; in the distant burial-places, reserved, as they wrote upon the gates, for Eternal Sleep; in the abounding gaols; and in the streets along which the sixties rolled to a death which had become so common and material, that no sorrowful…

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  • Years of falling revenues and profligate spending have left the state in a fiscal crisis.
  • a profligate and a drunkard

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