When it comes to love, God is the great prodigal - extravagant, a spendthrift, and oblivious to cost.
Even the sport most apt to have a prodigal star, tennis, rarely has a 19-year-old dominate in the men's game.
Call me reckless, prodigal even, but I've been spending up big on electricity.
Poor William of Occam (whose logical razor is supposed to cut out unnecessarily prodigal assumptions) must be turning in his grave at the thought of such a multiplication of entities.
This includes not just creditors but, above all, the little man who is forced to keep his meager savings in the form of cash, i.e., paper money open to plunder by the prodigal which is the consortium of the banks and the government.
When he returned after winning the contest to his one-bedroomed home in a government building in central Dharavi, he was treated like a long-lost prodigal .
The prodigal returns home to marry his high school sweetheart and to mind the store, but the lure of rock and roll ultimately calls him away from responsibility.
Jaded by the excesses of a prodigal youth in English society at home and on the Continent, he is at first merely anxious to relieve his ennui by touring the countryside.
As Mauss perceptively noted, the gift economy enhances the authority of the most prodigal giver, not of the most aggressive hoarder.
Go hard on those sugar farmers, or should I say, go hard on that prodigal federal government.