riotous living

riotous living

An extravagant, dissolute lifestyle, as in Two years of riotous living, and they'd squandered the entire inheritance. This term was first recorded in 1389.
See also: living
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Here he generally stayed a week; and was reputed to spend much of that time in riotous living, greatly countenanced by Mr.
There was McMann, who ran up a single bar-room bill of thirty-eight thousand dollars; and Jimmie the Rough, who spent one hundred thousand a month for four months in riotous living, and then fell down drunk in the snow one March night and was frozen to death; and Swiftwater Bill, who, after spending three valuable claims in an extravagance of debauchery, borrowed three thousand dollars with which to leave the country, and who, out of this sum, because the lady-love that had jilted him liked eggs, cornered the one hundred and ten dozen eggs on the Dawson market, paying twenty-four dollars a dozen for them and promptly feeding them to the wolf-dogs.
The school was empty; nearly all the masters had gone away; Colonel Creighton 's railway pass lay in his hand, and Kim puffed himself that he had not spent Colonel Creighton 's or Mahbub's money in riotous living.
said I, 'I spent the thirty dollars in riotous living.
should be a time of endless parties, riotous living, fun and flings.
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But after a few years of riotous living Noel began suffering druginduced panic attacks, depression and paranoia.
The younger son took his share of the inheritance early and blew it on prostitutes and riotous living.
His riotous living brought on seizures and he was paralysed for a time, eventually dying on October 29, 1804.
Roger says visitors to Seaton Delaval Hall complained that, after a visit from 'Frank' and his cronies, the rooms were "scarred to ruin by the riotous living of that scoundrel Francis and the lust-mongers he entertains".
That difference may be far larger than five years ago, but you will be lucky if there is much left over for riotous living.
Gout's connection with riotous living was identified early, and most treatments concentrated on moderation coupled with analgesic care.
Like the Prodigal whose riotous living leads him into "necessitie" (Luke xv.
The goliards described themselves as followers of the legendary Bishop Golias; they were renegade clerics of no fixed abode who were chiefly interested in riotous living.
In 1585 King Philip II banned profanity, gambling and other riotous living.