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  • She squandered the money she inherited from her grandmother.
  • She squandered the opportunity to get a good education.
  • She squanders her paychecks buying shoes.
  • Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.
    Benjamin Franklin

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  • Each man swore that for once he would be sensible and not squander his money.
    London, Jack  --  John Barleycorn
  • She was extravagant, of course, but he hoped she wouldn’t squander everything, and have nothing left when she was old.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • it was possible that the officials had enough money but that they squandered it on themselves rather than use it for the court’s purposes.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • This is not an opportunity you want to squander.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • If you didn’t squander the money in the pubs I wouldn’t have to follow you the way I did in Brooklyn.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • the Germans couldn’t be so stupid as to squander the huge potential labour force represented by the Jews.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist

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  • But these men spend their days around our house killing our beeves, our fat goats and our sheep, carousing, drinking up our good dark wine; sparing nothing, squandering everything.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He would have remembered his father’s need, and would not have squandered what fortune gave.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • her brother had squandered everything.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • Imagining how to spend freedom: squander it, invest it, use it like Monopoly money.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • he wanted to continue gambling, he wanted to continue squandering, continue demonstrating his disdain of wealth.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • They had soon squandered their three thousand piastres,
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • He listened to it splash dismally below, bidding a wistful farewell to the squandered buck and a quarter.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • I even squandered a dime of my hard-earned cash to buy the book, which I hid with my other treasures in the underwear drawer.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • sheepflocks butchered, wine swilled, food squandered
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • All of his life he had squandered his choices, wallowing in revenge and self-pity, keeping himself down.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • the brain squanders its few precious memories and, puzzled, dies.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • the squandering glances of the fool
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • it does not take away your reputation if you squander that of others, but adds to it;
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • squandered inside himself
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • they butcher our cattle, our sheep, our fat goats,
    feasting themselves sick, swilling our glowing wine
    as if there’s no tomorrow—all of it, squandered.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • This morning I went to chat with Dorothy, as always holding a handkerchief so as not to leave fingerprints (I told her it was my grandmother’s—I try to give her a vague impression of Southern wealth gone to squander, very Blanche DuBois).
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Do not squander this one.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • That’s one talent I don’t mind squandering.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Occasionally, some ragamuffin troupe would mum a play on a street corner or I’d hear a fiddler in a pub. But most real entertainment cost money, and my hard-won pennies were too precious to squander.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It is a great honor to be made Messenger, and I hope you will not squander it.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • "Our country cannot afford to squander the talents of these kids," says Peter Gaskins, one of the businessmen.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • It would have been unthinkable to squander two activities on the same bit of time!
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • He had no one else to really squander his money on, and so, instead of voicing the standard husband’s complaint, he actually encouraged her frequent buying sprees to Manhattan.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • They thought that somehow it must have all been squandered by a bunch of imbeciles running the brand, imbeciles like him.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • A gift should never be squandered on what you can do with your wit and your hands or your back.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Pari, who was maybe supposed to bring an end to all the drinking, the men, the years squandered making desperate lunges at happiness.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The talent of essentially half of the Czech athletic population has been squandered.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • We can’t afford to squander time here.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • How could he help listening with wonder while the other told of midnight ventures and perilous escapes, of feastings and orgies, of fortunes squandered in a night?
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • We’d lucked into this cache, but it made no sense to squander it.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • How long does all that take? A brilliant man can’t squander precious time with forms and committees.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • You squandered it.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • We squandered our first nickels on the House of Horrors, which scared us not at all; we entered the black seventh-grade room and were led around by the temporary ghoul in residence and were made to touch several objects alleged to be component parts of a human being.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • She felt as indignant as if her own money had been squandered.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He learned to play heavily at cards and to squander money on the turf, until he had again and again to come to me and implore me to give him an advance upon his allowance, that he might settle his debts of honour.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • He had left her, when only eighteen; robbed her of jewels and money; gambled, squandered, forged, and fled to London: where for two years he had associated with the lowest outcasts.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Every moment we spend together is precious, and I have no desire to squander what time we have when a whim of fate could tear us apart.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • It is something to squander and throw to the four winds, for the fun of seeing the golden specks fly.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • I wish I could justify the love and the pride you squandered on me.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • She’s jealous that Peter confides in me and not in her, offended that Dussel doesn’t respond sufficiently to her flirtations and afraid her husband’s going to squander all the fur-coat money on to— bacco.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
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