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
What prodigal portion have I spent that I should come to such penury?
(editor’s note: Penury is a synonym for poverty.)
William Shakespeare -- As You Like It
Two thousand pounds sacrificed! He’s as prodigal as a thief!
Jules Verne -- Around the World in 80 Days
a bankrupt, a prodigal, who dare scarce show his head on the Rialto;
William Shakespeare -- The Merchant of Venice
Laughter is easier minute by minute, spilled with prodigality, tipped out at a cheerful word.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The Great Gatsby
I do know, When the blood burns, how prodigal the soul Lends the tongue vows:
William Shakespeare -- Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Myself a prodigal I’ll prove,
Miguel de Cervantes -- Don Quixote
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"You understand the nature of an Indian’s wishes," he concluded, as he led her toward the place where she was expected, "and must be prodigal of your offers of powder and blankets."
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
...and in the valley the azaleas would be prodigal of scent,
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
They were bobbing to and fro roaring directions and encouragements. The dimensions of their howls were extraordinary. They expended their lungs with prodigal wills.
Stephen Crane -- The Red Badge of Courage
I began to leave more rice in my bowl. And then I extended my prodigal ways beyond Chinese food. I did not finish my creamed corn, broccoli, Rice Krispies, or...
Amy Tan -- The Joy Luck Club
They were prodigal as kings, full of ideal, ambitious, fantastic frenzy.
Gustave Flaubert -- Madame Bovary
In the afternoon the returning prodigal made constant deflections from his course to see if by ascending some hillock he might not pierce the distance and catch a glimpse of his home.
Mark Twain -- The Prince and The Pauper
Ay, but he’ll have but a year in all these ducats; he’s a very fool, and a prodigal.
William Shakespeare -- Twelfth Night
could such people engender a prodigal aunt?
Maxine Hong Kingston -- The Woman Warrior
For my own part, I regretted your alliance with my brother-in-law’s family, which has always been of prodigal habits,
George Eliot -- Middlemarch
I trust you will be a good husband of your money; but in the affair of a friend like Mr. Thompson, I would be even prodigal.
Robert Louis Stevenson -- Kidnapped
My noble gossips, ye have been too prodigal.
William Shakespeare -- Henry VIII
Casy suggested elaborately, "Maybe Tom’ll kill the fatted calf like for the prodigal in Scripture."
John Steinbeck -- The Grapes of Wrath
swine were the companions of the prodigal.
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
The prodigal student returns home.
Sarah Dessen -- Lock and Key
Have you found the prodigal?
Alan Paton -- Cry, the Beloved Country
It had been five months since he returned to Ayemenem. He never talked about where he had been, or what he had done. ...It caused a great deal of resentment among the other Touchable factory workers because, according to them, Paravans were not meant to be carpenters. And certainly, prodigal Paravans were not meant to be rehired.
Arundhati Roy -- The God of Small Things
...he that goes in the calf’s skin that was killed for the Prodigal;
William Shakespeare -- The Comedy of Errors
Stephen looked at the English convert with the same eyes as the elder brother in the parable may have turned on the prodigal.
James Joyce -- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
I’ll pay him now; you’ll be too prodigal.
Ben Jonson -- Volpone
its prodigal, annual, sumptuous crops,
Walt Whitman -- Leaves of Grass
And spend his prodigal wits in bootless rimes,
William Shakespeare -- Love’s Labour’s Lost
My garden is prodigal.
Zane Grey -- The Heritage of the Desert
A sweeter and a lovelier gentleman, Framed in the prodigality of nature, Young, valiant, wise, and, no doubt, right royal,
William Shakespeare -- The Life and Death of King Richard III
’tis painted about with the story of the Prodigal,
William Shakespeare -- The Merry Wives of Windsor
He was the father embracing his prodigal child.
Ted Dekker -- BoneMan’s Daughters
the story of the Prodigal
William Shakespeare -- Henry IV, Part 2
I’ll find a way back to the company of my family. They have to forgive me, fold me in. Prodigal daughter, kill the fatted lamb. The image comforts me.
Ellen Hopkins -- Glass
He played the prodigal trump card.
Ellen Hopkins -- Crank
He can afford to be witty ... prodigally, without saving, because he knows there is more wit where that came from.
Voltaire -- Candide
There was the prodigal scene at the door.
Julia Alvarez -- How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
...you would think that I had a hundred and fifty tattered Prodigals lately come from swine-keeping, from eating draff and husks.
William Shakespeare -- Henry IV, Part 1
When she got tired of living on pickled herring and pasta, she might have compromised her principles, might have let Mr. Corrigan stage a "prodigal daughter" reunion with her father.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Uprising
Stoop-shouldered, unshaven, hollow-eyed inventor of the wheel, inheritor, caretaker, prodigal.
Rick Yancey -- The Infinite Sea
I am the prodigal who hates the foreigner.
Michael Ondaatje -- Running in the Family
As they consulted urgently in German, more noise and movement behind the Amiens, which billowed out suddenly: faded blossoms, a fete champetre, prodigal nymphs disporting themselves amidst fountain and vine.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
An exceptional talent was burned prodigally to achieve perfection in the unexceptional.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
The prodigal returns?
Cassandra Clare -- City of Ashes
The metal came rising to the top of the ladle and went running over with arrogant prodigality.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
Monsieur shall see that upon occasion I have some left; only I beg Monsieur not to be too prodigal of it if he wishes it to last long.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Three Musketeers
How careless they had been of food then, what prodigal waste!