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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lavisher One who lavishes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lavisher One who lavishes; one who expends or bestows profusely or excessively; a prodigal.
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  • Lawrence Durrell
    Lawrence Durrell
    “The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of. You see it all the time... love lavished on absolute fools. Love's a charity ward, you know.”
  • Sir Walter Raleigh
    “Talking much is a sign of vanity, for the one who is lavish with words is cheap in deeds.”
  • Dean Briggs
    Dean Briggs
    “Do your work; not just your work and no more, but a little more for the lavishing's sake -- that little more which is worth all the rest.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    “Lavishness is not generosity.”
  • Wilfrid Heed
    Wilfrid Heed
    “God has been so lavish in his gifts that you can lose some priceless ones, the equivalent of whole kingdoms, and still be indecently rich,”
  • Thomas J. Peters
    “Train everyone lavishly, you can't overspend on training.”


In literature:

His lavish vanity seems to have been taken as proof of his and his Sovereign's amours.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
From the time that Napoleon became emperor he lavished the greatest honors on the children of Josephine.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851" by Various
He had found one in his sister Clara's bureau and had been lavishly paid for his silence.
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
The funds obtained by such oppressive means were lavished on the most extravagant follies.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
And it is whispered in my ear, that these woes might have been relieved by the expense I have so profusely lavished.
"Thoughts on Missions" by Sheldon Dibble
He projected the Charles Frohman Stock Company in his usual lavish way.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
He was gallant, dignified, charming, lavishing attention upon her to the point of prodigality.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
Nothing was too good to be lavished upon the soldier boys.
"A History of Lumsden's Battery, C.S.A." by George Little
Food and wine were provided in lavish profusion, everything was on a most sumptuous scale.
"Cornwall's Wonderland" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
Such splendid hospitality as he lavished would have touched a harder heart than Alexander's.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
A more curious note of primitive poetry is the lavish and reckless use of gold and silver.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
The son was more lavish than the father.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
Knowing the value of their silence, they will be careful not to be lavish of it.
"Émile" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
All this splendour of design was commonly lavished on poor material.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
By the aid of lavish guarantees and subsidies this last link in the transcontinental system was pushed to completion in 1915.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton
Money, gold chains, silver, articles of every description, were lavishly contributed.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
But fairy vindictiveness is not lavished upon those unwitting mortals who do them harm alone.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
Fortune gives lavishly, and then turns round and takes away.
"Arabian Wisdom" by John Wortabet
Art and wealth have been lavished in making the field worthy of the fight.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 355, May 1845" by Various
Don't lavish yourself too much on your husband.
"Her Royal Highness Woman" by Max O'Rell

In poetry:

What dainty boy with sweet perfumes bedewed
Has lavished kisses, Pyrrha, in the cave?
For whom amid the roses, many-hued,
Do you bind back your tresses' yellow wave?
"To Mistress Pyrrha" by Roswell Martin Field
"Ah! heedless Albion! too benignly prone
Thy blood to lavish, and thy wealth resign!
Shall every other virtue grace thy throne,
But quick-eyed Prudence never yet be thine?
"Elegy XVIII. He Repeats the Song of Colin, a Discerning Shepherd" by William Shenstone
Then glows the breast, as opening roses fair;
More free, more vivid, than the linnet's wing;
Honest as light, transparent e'en as air,
Tender as buds, and lavish as the Spring.
"Elegy XI. He Complains How Soon the Pleasing Novelty of Life Is Over" by William Shenstone
O thou within this tomb,
From thee, such scenes—thou stintless, lavish Giver,
Tallying the gifts of Earth—large as the Earth,
Thy name an Earth, with mountains, fields and rivers.
"Brother Of All, With Generous Hand" by Walt Whitman
Near where the crystal waters glide,
The male of birds escorts his bride,
And twitters on the spray;
He mounts upon his active wing,
To hail the bounty of the Spring,
The lavish pomp of May.
"On Spring" by George Moses Horton
And as he roamed from day to day,
Atoning thus to flower and tree,
Flinging his lavish gold around
In countless yellow flowers, he found,
By gladsome-weeping April's knee,
The modest maiden May.
"The Year-King" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

Lavish events, holiday sales benefit Bay Area nonprofits.
When Justin Timberlake's wedding guests say they can't talk about his lavish Italian nuptials, they're not being coy -- they mean they're legally forbidden from talking about it.
Akinwusi is the latest of several contractors to testify that he lavished Kilpatrick with perks in order to secure or protect contracts.
The lawsuit claims that Kilpatrick and others funneled contracts to Soave, Rachmale and Hardiman, who in turn lavished Kilpatrick with perks.
Protesters Descend on Lavish AIG Execs Homes.
For piling on coffee and library tables, not to mention fueling midnight dreaming, nothing replaces lavishly illustrated tomes plump with inspiration.
Jim Inhofe on Wednesday called it "absolutely disgraceful " that a federal agency put on a lavish training conference in 2010 at a Las Vegas resort.
The fbi shut down mega uploads and asked new zealand authorities to arrest dot com who was living lavishly in a sprawling mansion.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II became an unofficial Bond girl over the weekend after parachuting out of a helicopter with Daniel Craig during the lavish opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Eurozone finance ministers lavished praise on Greece for its austerity efforts on Monday, but were not expected to immediately approve the release of a bailout tranche that Athens need to avoid bankruptcy.
Lavish new church, meeting center to serve USC Catholics.
Witnesses in Kwame Kilpatrick trial tell of lavish gifts to keep city deals.
Nearly 8 out of ten travellers chose a budget holiday as compared to spending lavishly on a vacation, according to a survey conducted by travel portal
Lavish summer days with cooler nights produce a superlative 2012 grape harvest.
Small Illinois city's ex-bookkeeper pleads guilty to stealing $53M to fund lavish lifestyle.

In science:

Experimental Observations Extensive attention has been lavished on Fractional Quantum Hall Effects (FQHE) in multicomponent systems since the pioneering work by Halperin1 .
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
Philologically the convergence in a source space must be hiding, as the convergence in a target space could be lavishing.
United sight to an algebraic operations and convergence
The predicate (+41) notes the reversely lavishing reform F, the predicate (+32) notes the reversely pressing reform F, the predicate (−32) notes the reversely hiding reform F, the predicate (−41) notes the opposite reflecting reform F .
United sight to an algebraic operations and convergence