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prodigal
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The Winter`s Tale
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prodigal
Used in
The Winter`s Tale
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  • I know this man well: he hath been since an ape-bearer; then a process-server, a bailiff; then he compassed a motion of the Prodigal Son, and married a tinker's wife within a mile where my land and living lies; and, having flown over many knavish professions, he settled only in rogue: some call him Autolycus.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • The rainforest is filled with a prodigal variety of vegetation.

  • prodigal in their expenditures

  • She suggested, it seemed to Mr Pickering, the prodigal daughter revisiting the old homestead.
    Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville  --  Uneasy Money

  • They were immersed in a sea of wanton, prodigal vegetation.
    London, Jack  --  Adventure

  • He was the father embracing his prodigal child.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan`s Daughters

  • The prodigal student returns home.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key

  • "I see you let the prodigal son in, sir," Coleman said.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
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