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prodigal
used in Atlas Shrugged

4 uses
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Definition
recklessly wasteful

or more rarely:

abundant (extravagant in amount)

or more rarely still:

long absent (someone who has been away a long time)
  • The metal came rising to the top of the ladle and went running over with arrogant prodigality.
    1.2 Part 1 Chapter 2 — The Chain (12% in)
  • The homes were not lined along a street, they were spread at irregular intervals over the rises and hollows of the ground, they were small and simple, built of local materials, mostly of granite and pine, with a prodigal ingenuity of thought and a tight economy of physical effort.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (51% in)
  • Second, you're the only woman left in the outer world, to the best of our knowledge, who'd be allowed to enter Galt's Gulch, Third, you're the only woman who'd have the courage-and prodigality-still to remain a scab.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (4% in)
  • She was thinking of the years when the works he had just played for her were being written, here, in his small cottage on a ledge of the valley, when all this prodigal magnificence of sound was being shaped by him as a flowing monument to a concept which equates the sense of life with the sense of beauty-while she had walked through the streets of New York in a hopeless quest for some form of enjoyment, with the screeches of a modern symphony running after her, as if spit by the...
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (46% in)

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