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spendthrift
used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

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someone who wastes money
  • There lives within the very flame of love A kind of wick or snuff that will abate it; And nothing is at a like goodness still; For goodness, growing to a plurisy, Dies in his own too much: that we would do, We should do when we would; for this 'would' changes, And hath abatements and delays as many As there are tongues, are hands, are accidents; And then this 'should' is like a spendthrift sigh, That hurts by easing.
    4.7 — Act 4 Scene 7 — Another room in the Castle (63% in)

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