man of means


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man of means

A wealthy man. His extravagant spending habits led everyone to believe that he was a man of means.
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Walsh, the 43 -year-old former Wheel of Fortune host, said:``Danny is a man of means and flashy suits.
Joseph William Sheppard, an inventor and man of means, has starved himself to death in the belief that he could so spiritualise his life that he could exist without eating.
You as a man of means owed it to your community and relatives not to vanish without a trace for ten years," his heirs argued.
It seems that Harry--now a man of means who doesn't need to work--has been obsessed with Michel all those years, remembering every word of the sexually charged poems and surreal sci-fi stories Michel wrote for their high school paper.
On the death of his father, first laird of Hawthornden, in 1610, he settled down on his Hawthornden estate, leaving law for literature and devoting himself to the life of a cultured and rather detached man of means.
His transformation from gormless to man of means is one of the highlights.