As Flies to wanton Boyes are we to th' Gods, / They kill vs for their sport.
But do not think it argues change of temper since I wrote the Frère review, or a wanton praise of one man and blame of another.
these developments in Gaza are a consequence of the state of siege that the tiny territory has been under – a society that has been fenced-in, starved, and seen its very fabric torn apart by unemployment and wanton military destruction.
I know I ought never to have dreamt of sending that valentine—forgive me, sir—it was a wanton thing which no woman with any self-respect should have done.
the market price will rise more or less above the natural price, according as either the greatness of the deficiency, or the wealth and wanton luxury of the competitors, happen to animate more or less the eagerness of the competition.
The grave simplicity of the philosopher was ill calculated to engage her wanton levity, of to fix that unbounded passion for variety, which often discovered personal merit in the meanest of mankind.
The young man wantoned away his inheritance.
The sweetness was turned to adamantine, heartless cruelty, and the purity to voluptuous wantonness.
These were simply the wantonnesses of a dishonest man.