said Ralph, scowling round, and shaking his clenched hand as the faces of the two profligates
rose up before his mind; 'you shall pay for this.
Yes, I never thought of it, but I have led a contemptible and profligate
life, though I did not like it and did not want to," thought Pierre.
I would not be understood to suppose that the proceedings of the unhappy scapegrace, with his few profligate
companions I have here introduced, are a specimen of the common practices of society - the case is an extreme one, as I trusted none would fail to perceive; but I know that such characters do exist, and if I have warned one rash youth from following in their steps, or prevented one thoughtless girl from falling into the very natural error of my heroine, the book has not been written in vain.
He was known to us all as being a most cruel wretch,--a common drunk- ard, who had, by his reckless mismanagement and profligate
dissipation, already wasted a large por- tion of his father's property.
His own character being light, profligate
, and perfidious, John easily attached to his person and faction, not only all who had reason to dread the resentment of Richard for criminal proceedings during his absence, but also the numerous class of ``lawless resolutes,'' whom the crusades had turned back on their country, accomplished in the vices of the East, impoverished in substance, and hardened in character, and who placed their hopes of harvest in civil commotion.
She was a sensible woman and so she could not help looking upon me as a dissolute profligate
incapable of real love.
My youth has not been wasted in a profligate
life; I can be truer to you and fonder of you than many a younger man.