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prodigal child

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  • As that father in that parable felt to his prodigal child, so God feels to every one of His prodigals.

  • How dare you waste the gifts of Providence, you prodigal child?

    Phoebe, Junior Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • He is like the prodigal child, still packing away and still returning again.

    Microcosmography John Earle
  • Hence his sorrows had nothing penal in them, any more than the tears of a devout parent over a prodigal child are penal.

    Studies of Christianity James Martineau
  • Man was no longer the child of God, not even the prodigal child.

  • And in turn the mountain wildness coursed in his blood; these had been his emotions, before he became its prodigal child.

    Mountain Clement Wood
  • And the Medium, Shakib tells us, is delighted to welcome back her prodigal child.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • Like a prodigal child, I had run away from my macrocosmic home and imprisoned myself in a narrow microcosm.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • The love of many a parent for a prodigal child is quenched when son or daughter brings shame upon the family.

  • In these few pages everything is compressed, “the prodigal child with the gestures of a satyr.”

    Paul Verlaine Stefan Zweig

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