So here you have this man, this father who reproaches his profligate son!
All this was a complete surprise to the old profligate, who had dropped all family ties.
It is true, alas, it is true, that there are many sluggards, gluttons, profligates and insolent beggars among monks.
But he had not reckoned on a dowry; what allured him was the remarkable beauty of the innocent girl, above all her innocent appearance, which had a peculiar attraction for a vicious profligate, who had hitherto admired only the coarser types of feminine beauty.
These were the very words of the old profligate, who felt already that his death was not far off and who actually died five months later.
Look at our vice, at our profligates.
The figure of the young officer, frivolous and profligate, doing homage to true nobility and a lofty ideal, was shown in a very sympathetic light before us.
It was the same impetuous Katya who had thrown herself on the mercy of a young profligate to save her father; the same Katya who had just before, in her pride and chastity, sacrificed herself and her maidenly modesty before all these people, telling of Mitya’s generous conduct, in the hope of softening his fate a little.
I thought," he said, in a soft and, as it were, controlled voice, "that I was coming to my native place with the angel of my heart, my betrothed, to cherish his old age, and I find nothing but a depraved profligate, a despicable clown!"
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Years of falling revenues and profligate spending have left the state in a fiscal crisis.