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Postby Klimt » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:24 pm

1. neglecting to provide for future needs; thriftless
2. Rash; incautious.

Besides, if your father saved money, and the others were improvident, he deserved to make a fortune.

Some of them retained a little of the thrift and forethought of the civilized man, and became wealthy among their improvident neighbors; their wealth being chiefly displayed in large bands of horses, which covered the prairies in the vicinity of their abodes.

They had a large family, and they were very improvident and cheerful.
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Re: improvident

Postby Slava » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:50 pm

Klimt wrote:They had a large family, and they were very improvident and cheerful.
Sounds like the Cratchets.

An improvident, profligate wastrel. I like this phrase.
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