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Much of that cash indirectly funds the lavish lifestyles of the royal family. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their lavish lifestyles featured numerous overseas properties, wine collections and a luxury yacht. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Within weeks of taking up the position she demanded 50,000 of public money for a lavish garden party for diplomats. The Sun (2016)Their wealth has funded a lavish lifestyle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The questions come against a background of public money being lavished on green initiatives. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Lounge music played in the background as diners tucked into the lavish buffet. The Sun (2008)Is it quite strange being at a lavish party one day and then digging tomatoes the next? The Sun (2013)Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save pennies? Times, Sunday Times (2010)But he lost most of it on spread betting and a lavish lifestyle. The Sun (2009)And much praise has been lavished on the volunteers and service personnel who kept things running smoothly. The Sun (2012)It is the perfect replacement for the lavish dinner party and an ideal entertainment solution for austere times. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Are you lavish with your money? The Sun (2012)When not flashing the cash she is often abroad on glamorous holidays or enjoying lavish dinners with the players and their families. The Sun (2013)They wed nine months ago in a lavish 300,000 ceremony. The Sun (2010)We were the only grandchildren, so we were lavished with affection. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The winners were announced at a lavish ceremony at the city's arts centre yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The couple married in a lavish ceremony in May. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Indeed, his daughters have drawn ire for their apparently lavish lifestyle. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This is a work space that has had money lavished on it, but no care. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Have a lavish dinner, and your cook will cook. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I wanted something small with big eyes and a strong rasping tongue to lavish me with affection. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Coffee, juice and pastries will be waiting for you onboard and a lavish buffet lunch is followed by an afternoon tea. The Sun (2012)The two bankers and their esteemed guests shared a lavish four-course meal and fine wines at a table decked in a purple cloth. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Just like the lights, the lavish seafood buffet on board isn't to be missed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And on the day she was singled out, wealthy contributors cast generous, lavish gifts into the temple treasury. Christianity Today (2000)The wonder of the weekend is that the England rugby union team accepted the lavish and generous gifts from Wales with a full heart. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: lavish ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as lavish, you mean that it is very elaborate and impressive and a lot of money has been spent on it.
...a lavish party to celebrate her fiftieth birthday.
British English: lavish VERB
If you lavish money, affection, or praise on someone or something, you spend a lot of money on them or give them a lot of affection or praise.
The prince lavished praise on the country's contributions to world diplomacy.
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