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prodigal son
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  • D'Courtney stepped toward Reich, smiling, his arms outstretched as though welcoming a prodigal son.†   (source)
  • A fine example was the Prodigal Son--when he started back home.   (source)
    prodigal son = Christian parable of a son who is forgiven when he returns home after long absence and squandering of his inheritance
  • Don't be afraid, you prodigal son, I won't make a scandal.†   (source)
  • Well, mama, since I last wrote you things have been coming my way and it now looks as if the "Prodigal Son" will come home some day in his own private car.†   (source)
  • "Have you never thought of marrying your prodigal son Anatole?" she asked.†   (source)
  • It is not glad within; last month the prodigal son of the struggling father wrote home from the city for money.†   (source)
  • The wicked wolf that for a half a day had paralyzed London and set all the children in town shivering in their shoes, was there in a sort of penitent mood, and was received and petted like a sort of vulpine prodigal son.†   (source)
  • The Prodigal Son.†   (source)
  • Richard himself describes how in those years, like the Prodigal Son in the Gospel, he longed to eat of the mash given to the pigs, which were fattened for sale.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I have not seen my mother this long time, and it lies upon my conscience, for it's something to be loved as she loves her prodigal son.†   (source)
  • No poor, simple, virtuous body was ever cajoled by the attentions of an electioneering politician with more ease than Aunt Chloe was won over by Master Sam's suavities; and if he had been the prodigal son himself, he could not have been overwhelmed with more maternal bountifulness; and he soon found himself seated, happy and glorious, over a large tin pan, containing a sort of olla podrida of all that had appeared on the table for two or three days past.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Strange, after all this, like the prodigal son, I did not return to my father; who hearing of the ship's calamity, for a long time thought me entombed in the deep.†   (source)
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