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.

Words Nearby riotous living

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How to use riotous living in a sentence

  • Mrs. Mussel gets five of it and the rest I may waste in riotous living.

    Jane Journeys On | Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • But he had wasted his substance in riotous living, and was reduced to a small pension from the Government.

  • The capitalist wastes part in riotous living; the rest must find a foreign market.

    Communism and Christianism | William Montgomery Brown
  • Would he go on to greater days of beauty or would he stumble, idling his time, wasting his substance in riotous living?

    The "Genius" | Theodore Dreiser
  • The men camped out, and spent their time in riotous living I fear.