use profligates in a sentence.
One day, about a month after the conversation which we have just detailed between the two brothers, the following conversation took place among that class of the mechanics whom we shall term the profligates: --
Tierney quotes a study in Science that offers an incredibly practical solution: become more efficient with our fossil fuels, cap and tap C02 waste, and generally just stop behaving like profligates.
And with the finance ministers' meeting coming only two days before elections in Ms. Merkel's Baden-Wüttemberg stronghold, the chancellor wants to reassure her voters that the entire euro experiment has not become a means for profligates to tap into Germany's strong balance sheet.
Whatever the reason—voter opposition to more transfers of their wealth to beach-lolling southerners, a desire to force reforms on reluctant profligates, a desire to force several nations to surrender even more sovereignty, or mere self-interest—Ms. Merkel is earning her sobriquet as Madame Nein.
Ms Merkel knows her core voters will not defect to the opposition Social Democrats, but if she is seen as overly solicitous of the needs of nations Germans see as partying profligates, large numbers of them just might stay at home.