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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Maggie actually forgot that she had any special cause of sadness this morning, as she stood on a chair to look at a remarkable series of pictures representing the Prodigal Son in the costume of Sir Charles Grandison, except that, as might have been expected from his defective moral character, he had not, like that accomplished hero, the taste and strength of mind to dispense with a wig.  (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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