In our coal-measures, the mighty dead forests of long ago, are vast stores of sunlight which we are prodigally using up.
Indeed, they were sumptuously, lavishly, prodigally provided for.
At the same time the cardinal-minister replaced the paternal manor with a chteau elaborately and prodigally royal.
He had made his money in mines, rails, ships; and now he was spending it prodigally.
Praise, in my opinion, properly and not prodigally bestowed, is one of the best resources of a nation.
None of art's works, but prodigally strownBy nature, with her negligence divine.
A valley by no means so prodigally watered as Zoraida's, but none the less an estate to put a sparkle into a man's eyes.
Here are bred the men whose blood—when the bagpipe blows—is prodigally poured forth on a thousand shores.
They led him to the fire, prodigally replenished it, and sat him down between them.
Trails Plowed Under, prodigally illustrated, is a collection of yarns and anecdotes saturated with humor and humanity.
mid-15c., a back-formation from prodigality, or else from Middle French prodigal and directly from Late Latin prodigalis, from Latin prodigus "wasteful," from prodigere "drive away, waste," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + agere "to drive" (see act (v.)). First reference is to prodigial son, from Vulgate Latin filius prodigus (Luke xv:11-32). As a noun, "prodigal person," 1590s, from the adjective (the Latin adjective also was used as a noun).