The poorer a country’s people are, the greater the temptation to deplete the country’s forests and fisheries.
It had become, in a very real way, a wealthy home, even though Morrie’s bank account was rapidly depleting.
Mitch Albom -- Tuesdays with Morrie
The shift in his demeanor and the way my entire first name is flowing from his mouth is causing the oxygen to deplete from the room.
Colleen Hoover -- Slammed
Its purpose seemed ominous, and Thomas searched his memory-depleted mind to work out what it could possibly be but came up empty.
James Dashner -- The Death Cure
It didn’t work right on the test subjects over the last two months, but they went ahead with the plan anyway, saying what’s left of the planet’s resources is being depleted.
James Dashner -- The Kill Order
My fuel cells are depleted.
Rodman Philbrick -- Freak the Mighty
After thanking him, I headed out into the hall wiping my nose on my arm, depleted but exponentially happier.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
Coincidentally, the drastically depleted caribou herds of Keewatin * chose that year to alter their age-old migration habits, and most of them bypassed southern central Keewatin entirely.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
And yet it seemed everything fell away whenever Captain Ono addressed me, all my carefully built-up perception of things, and in the sorry depletion I could feel the searing, rising surges of what must be pure enmity.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
A race of aliens that depleted their planet’s resources in the quest for advancement, now doing the same thing here.
Pittacus Lore -- I Am Number Four
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Cinder scanned her ID as she exited so the hover could debit her nearly depleted account, then ordered it to wait for her.
Marissa Meyer -- Cinder
She reached for another dagger, but found she’d depleted her stock again.
Sarah J. Maas -- Throne of Glass
Hunger, thirst, and fear had thoroughly depleted me.
Leon Leyson -- The Boy on the Wooden Box
It was very often used in armor-piercing ammunition, particularly when the material of choice, depleted uranium, wasn’t available.
David Baldacci -- Zero Day
I’m dying to drink the rest, but I can’t deplete his supply, too.
Colleen Hoover -- Hopeless
Certainly it would not make me rich, though I suspect I might in some small way augment an income badly depleted by the needs of your poor aunts down in N.C. But I am balked by the aforementioned serious qualms and reservations.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
Stage one is when there’s a mild depletion of cells.
James Patterson -- 1st to Die
What if he was a villain whose powers were depleted as soon as the light of the world hit his eyes?
Kate DiCamillo -- Flora & Ulysses
All we’re really doing is depleting our small cache of food and waiting for…what?
Suzanne Collins -- Mockingjay
That first month ended much like it had begun, with a soaking wet, cold, tired, and depleted class.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
"Hey, Mrs. P.! I think we found the answer to our problems for the ozone layer depletion," Alex teases.
Simone Elkeles -- Perfect Chemistry
Hunger, thirst, and exposure to blistering sun by day and chill by night depleted survivors with frightening rapidity.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
Our bottles and skin are fairly full, but with two drinking and this hot sun it won’t take long to deplete them.
Suzanne Collins -- The Hunger Games
His problem was that black paint was normally used more as a mixer, to darken other colors, and it was soon depleted and hard to find.
Markus Zusak -- The Book Thief
This morning I purposely overstuffed my game bag with food, knowing my mother would see the depleted pantry and assume I was making my rounds to the hungry.
Suzanne Collins -- Catching Fire
Eragon guessed that more than a few purses would soon be depleted.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
Even for someone of her commitment and zeal, it was depleting work.
Warren St. John -- Outcasts United
You can quickly deplete your magic.
Rick Riordan -- The Red Pyramid
Though the legend may not be fact, what is true is that through the years, when Shadowhunter ranks were depleted, it was always possible to create more Shadowhunters using the Cup.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Bones
"Normally, yes," Magnus said crossly, "but last night, after everything I did, my magic was—depleted."
Cassandra Clare -- City of Ashes
He doesn’t like depleting the stockpile.
Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
After each meal Marilla carried a well-filled tray to the east gable and brought it down later on not noticeably depleted.
Lucy Maud Montgomery -- Anne Of Green Gables
My magic was depleted.
Rick Riordan -- The Throne of Fire
By the time the depleted regiment had again reached the first open space they were receiving a fast and merciless fire.
Stephen Crane -- The Red Badge of Courage
If we do manage to reach him, our troops will be battered and depleted, making it all the easier for him to destroy us.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
Cullivan, in appearance a cautious bank clerk with depleted hair and a face rather difficult to recall, agreed that outwardly he hadn’t changed much.
Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
It didn’t matter if the subject was legalization of marijuana, reinstating the death penalty, or the oil-depletion allowance.
Stephen King -- The Shining
There was problem after prob-lem to overcome, not least of which was that their store of Polyjuice Potion was greatly depleted.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The purchase of provisions fell almost to nothing throughout the district in the ensuing weeks; but as Bilbo’s catering had depleted the stocks of most stores, cellars and warehouses for miles around, that did not matter much.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Fellowship of the Ring
The electric cells you use to generate this marvelous force must be depleted very quickly.
Jules Verne -- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
To my oxygen-depleted mind, the clouds drifting up the grand valley of ice known as the Western Cum* looked innocuous, wispy, insubstantial.
Jon Krakauer -- Into Thin Air
[He holds the bottle to the light to observe its depletion,] Have a shot?
Tennessee Williams -- A Streetcar Named Desire
CHAPTER XV The army, driven back into Virginia, went into winter quarters on the Rapidan—a tired, depleted army since the defeat at Gettysburg— and as the Christmas season approached, Ashley came home on furlough.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
When the train pulled out of Hangzhou the next day, the Hsus found themselves depleted of some nine thousand dollars’ worth of goodwill.
Amy Tan -- The Joy Luck Club
And, as though to add to the daily misery which this prosperous canal inflicted on the unfortunate inn-keeper, whose utter ruin it was fast accomplishing, it was situated between the Rhone from which it had its source and the post-road it had depleted, not a hundred steps from the inn, of which we have given a brief but faithful description.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
Like Minniver Cheevy, he had been born too late — exactly thirty-six hours too late for the physical well-being of his mother, a gentle, ailing woman who, after a full day and a half’s agony in the rigors of childbirth, was depleted of all resolve to pursue further the argument over the new child’s name.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
But Mortenson, stung by the quick depletion of his stack of rupees every time he paid another deposit, insisted on economizing.
Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin -- Three Cups of Tea
She was holding a sheaf of papers and wore that stunned, recently-depleted-of-thousands look on her tired face.
Sarah Dessen -- This Lullaby
And by now he realized the depleted Japanese navy would not sail to his rescue.
James Bradley -- Flags of Our Fathers
After their one night at the Holiday Inn-Barbara’s funds now all but depleted-they pack, up the suitcases and catch a cab to Cedric’s dorm for a brief farewell.