Usage examples for lavish

  1. Though the Germans had been defeated, they still continued to indulge in a lavish expenditure of ammunition. – The Story of the "9th King's" in France by Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts
  2. The king, too, was lavish in his promises of help for a new expedition. – The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada by Stephen Leacock
  3. He, too, began to scatter golden arguments with a lavish hand among the great lords and statesmen of Britain, but found that the financier of France had, on the whole; got before him in the business, and was skilfully maintaining his precedence from the other side of the channel. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  4. One long table was set out on the flags, in the shade of the house wall, close to the kitchen and the hot dishes; and the meal, which was substantial and lavish, lasted from about half- past three till five o'clock. – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  5. " The gods cast envious glances at the happiness of mortals; they measure our portion of evil with lavish hands, and give us but a scanty allowance of good. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  6. He sent her a lavish congratulations card. – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau
  7. His mouth was large, but his teeth were fine, and not one was missing; so that his smile was not unattractive, especially as he was not over lavish of it. – Monsieur Cherami by Charles Paul de Kock
  8. Well, no doubt my poor old friend made plenty in his time; but he was very lavish, charitable, and open- handed. – The Intriguers by William Le Queux
  9. I have never noticed, in the multitude of printed sketches of Mr. Barnum's doings, any general mention of his lavish hospitality poured out for years, but there will be hundreds who can testify to and will remember it. – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  10. He's done been consortin' with ther kind of folks thet don't think no lavish good of us. – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  11. See how she had received his lavish gift of money, his offer of an increased allowance to her mother! –  by
  12. They could afford to be lavish in their expenditure, as they had a wealthy corporation to back them in their iniquity. – From Wealth to Poverty by Austin Potter
  13. The initial enriching of the bed should be generous, but not lavish. – The Home Acre by E. P. Roe
  14. The alternative, she knew, would be to live on Ursula Gillow, Violet Melrose, or some other of her rich friends, any one of whom would be ready to lavish the largest hospitality on the prospective Lady Altringham. – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  15. " Well, I shan't- if I did you'd make fun of me, because it would seem so small to you, and I want to be just as lavish and extravagant as I like with it all the time I'm in New York- you'll have to let me 'treat' now! – The Old Gray Homestead by Frances Parkinson Keyes
  16. He had now something to live for, something on which to lavish his energy. – The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  17. Both parties were lavish of their mutual assurances of friendship, while they cordially hated each other. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  18. It seemed during this time as if she had forgotten the faithful nurse who for years had willingly sacrificed the pleasures of her days and the sleep of her nights, to lavish upon the child of her anxiety all that her mother- heart still contained, which was naught save love. – In The Fire Of The Forge, Volume 5. by Georg Ebers
  19. And before this expedition into the Silent Places should be finished the journeying might require the speed of a course after quarry, the packing would come finally to the men's back, the winter would have to be met in the open, and the North, lavish during these summer months, sold her sustenance dear when the snows fell. – The Silent Places by Steward Edward White