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  • n. Plural form of wastrel.


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  • 'wastrels' by the unemployed workmen but all the same, whenever Dauber and Botchit wanted some extra hands they never had any difficulty in obtaining them, and it often happened that those who had been loudest and bitterest in their denunciations were amongst the first to rush off eagerly to apply there for a job whenever there was a chance of getting one.

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

  • Meanwhile, the couple's sons have grown up to become wastrels, and their married daughters repeatedly miscarry.

    'The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy,' reviewed by Michael Dirda

  • At the top of the new society will tower the magnate, the new feudal baron; at the bottom will be found the wastrels and the inefficients.


  • The tramps, the occasionally employed, the unemployed -- the wastrels of the city and country.


  • Soon all wastrels will be concocting even more byzantine capers, still, beats “lost me giro”

    The Revolving Door System. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • And for the sake of balance, we should all think that benefit recipients are scroungers and wastrels too.

    Too many of us treat young white women as trash | Barbara Ellen

  • Having never read any Moomin books as a kid, my only experience being with the animated cartoons (which everyone I talked to there roundly dismissed,) I was unaware of the anarchistic awesomeness that is the Moomin philosophy -- the open door for visitors, a warm welcome for wastrels like meself.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Obvious common-sense, so none of the six hundred or so wastrels in the Palace of Westminster would dream of supporting the idea. on January 25, 2010 at 3: 57 pm Furor Teutonicus

    Police Complaints – The Shocking Truth! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • We added Jim Barbush, an ex-Californian who has become a go-to guy in Laos for adventure-seeking millionaires, U.S. politicians, and other wastrels.

    Off the Beaten Track

  • The men are the wastrels, the adventure-lovers and gamblers, and in the end it is by their women that they are saved.

    Chapter 38


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