Word usage examples
Whenever she heard news of him it would invariably involve some highly coloured account of his amatory adventures, for he appeared to have become a thorough-going rake and wastrel.
Louis scourged to exile the remnant of wastrels and gallants that had demoralized his court and settled down to a monastic quiet in which the trivium and the quadrivium resumed their proper ascendancy over romance and gasconnade.
And, she reminded herself, he had much to lose if authority over treymoor was transferred, either to the devil Scotsman or to that wastrel Nicholas Vallance, should he return from his refuge in France and assuming he was still alive.
A good man was in command, however--the same Colonel Bullock of the Devons who had distinguished himself at Colenso--and every tattered, half-starved wastrel was nerved by a recollection of the humiliations which he had already endured.
Which was exactly what Simon was thinking, agreeing for once with his wastrel heir.
The only route out of there for him would have been an indentureship, for all knew his own family had had their fill of his wastrel ways.
Or would have been comfortable were he not, in the words of his own interior monologue, such a wastrel.
Viewed as comic wastrels by the 'sophisticated' West, they were merely the newest entry in a long line of nouveau riche nations of which America had been a recent part.
That was surely enough to prove his ability, to prove he wasn't just a spoiled wastrel who got into quarrels over opera singers (his father's words).
The wastrel poured a mug of mead, sprinkled in chopped eggs, added a dollop of pepper sauce and brandy, then chugged it while Byron and Veronica gagged.