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  • her brother had squandered everything.   (source)
  • He listened to it splash dismally below, bidding a wistful farewell to the squandered buck and a quarter.   (source)
  • He would have remembered his father's need, and would not have squandered what fortune gave.   (source)
  • he wanted to continue gambling, he wanted to continue squandering, continue demonstrating his disdain of wealth.   (source)
    squandering = wasting money
  • A brilliant man can't squander precious time with forms and committees.†   (source)
    squander = waste
  • She was extravagant, of course, but he hoped she wouldn't squander everything, and have nothing left when she was old.   (source)
    squander = wasteful
  • 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.   (source)
    squandered = wasted
  • it does not take away your reputation if you squander that of others, but adds to it;   (source)
    squander = waste
  • Suddenly that worth felt conditional, like it could be taken or squandered.†   (source)
  • He also knew that she was old, and he had squandered some portion of their time circling in the woods, blind, confused, stopping and starting with only vague notions of what to do.†   (source)
  • But when it sounded for the frivolous man—the man who had squandered his morning in bed, or on breakfast with three papers, or on idle chatter in the sitting room—he had no choice but to ask for his Lord's forgiveness.†   (source)
  • To coast through life was to squander my God-given talent, so I had to work hard.†   (source)
  • These incarcerated men, before they'd even reached a point of basic maturity, had flagrantly—and tragically—squandered the few opportunities they'd had to contribute productively to something greater than themselves.†   (source)
  • There were rumors that Joe had squandered the money from the construction loan for the Lafayette, that he had chartered a private plane and taken a dozen friends to New Orleans to select a chandelier for the lobby and, incidentally, attend the Sugar Bowl game.†   (source)
  • It is a great honor to be made Messenger, and I hope you will not squander it.†   (source)
  • Lack of sense coupled with a great liking for grandeur meant that the family gold was squandered several generations before Marvolo was born.†   (source)
  • Profligate squandering was my way of breaking with the panicky, parsimonious ghettos of Flushing.†   (source)
  • You squandered it.†   (source)
  • How we squandered it, once.†   (source)
  • 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 tobacco.†   (source)
  • The talent of essentially half of the Czech athletic population has been squandered.†   (source)
  • I was tempted to squander two more of my sleeping pills to buy myself relief.†   (source)
  • We can't afford to squander time here.†   (source)
  • 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).†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But he went even further: he said that a good-for-nothing who has squandered all his father's inheritance— or a humble publican who has pocketed official funds— is righteous before God when he repents and prays for forgiveness, so great is God's mercy.†   (source)
  • It would have been unthinkable to squander two activities on the same bit of time!†   (source)
  • I was glad I wouldn't always have to squander my time with sleeping.†   (source)
  • Pari, who was maybe supposed to bring an end to all the drinking, the men, the years squandered making desperate lunges at happiness.†   (source)
  • Mostly these banquets, talks, and tours were time-squandering annoyances, as in June 1891 when, at the request of Director-General Davis, Burnham hosted a visit to Jackson Park by a battalion of foreign dignitaries that consumed two full days.†   (source)
  • He lacked the impulsive character of his fiancee and he considered respect for one's given word as a wealth that should not be squandered.†   (source)
  • I'd just squandered the last of my gas going nowhere.†   (source)
  • Trueba had simply been a regrettable accident in the life of Dona Ester, who was destined to marry someone of her own class, but she had fallen hopelessly in love with that good-for-nothing immigrant, a first-generation settler who within a few short years had squandered first her dowry and then her inheritance.†   (source)
  • He is afraid that he will not be able to put in that work, that he will squander those days, and that they will leave him worse off than he is now.†   (source)
  • The abilities, the intelligence, the promise of these young men will be squandered in their attempt toeke out a living doing the simplest, most mindless chores for the white man.†   (source)
  • A window into the squandered human resources in conservative Muslim societies is the Women's Detention Center in Kabul, Afghanistan.†   (source)
  • The Wilbanks clan would have been had Lucien not squandered the family fortune decades earlier.†   (source)
  • If that happens, the precious dollars spent on travel, food, and lodging will have been squandered.†   (source)
  • You have your talent with runes, but it's been squandered by your mundane upbringing.†   (source)
  • I keep squandering my friends.†   (source)
  • The father complied, and the young man left home and squandered all his money in "wild living."†   (source)
  • An hour later she was in her veil and habit, sitting in the passenger seat of a black van that was headed south out of the school district and down past the monster concrete expressway into the lost streets, a squander of burnt-out buildings and unclaimed souls.†   (source)
  • That's one talent I don't mind squandering.†   (source)
  • There was to be no squandering in sleep.†   (source)
  • I have squandered a third of my life trying to teach the rudiments of swordplay to churls, muttonheads, and knaves.†   (source)
  • My mother is only sixty, but I cannot take the chance of squandering the knowledge and the stories that she and my people hold inside them, even if—as in the case of my father—some of it is sad and dark as the darkest night.†   (source)
  • Howe, remembering Bunker Hill, had no desire to squander lives with another bloody frontal attack on an army dug in on a hill, if, with a little patience, that same hill could be taken by less costly means.†   (source)
  • "Our country cannot afford to squander the talents of these kids," says Peter Gaskins, one of the businessmen.†   (source)
  • This woman who was your neighbor had many talents, but she squandered them, refusing to teach the women in her husband's household our secret language.†   (source)
  • Just because your education was free doesn't mean it's all right for you to squander it.†   (source)
  • This man who amassed a fortune only to squander it away.†   (source)
  • It is hard to imagine Tom Smith surrounded by the artificialities of show business, standing in a glitzy showring, loosing horses to run in chaotic sprints, and not think that something precious was being squandered.†   (source)
  • Perhaps you would prefer that we continue with this foolish charade of fractured resistance until we have squandered all basis for meaningful negotiations?†   (source)
  • A gift should never be squandered on what you can do with your wit and your hands or your back.†   (source)
  • A trader does not ask to be paid for his failures, nor does he ask to be loved for his flaws, A trader does not squander his body as fodder or his soul as alms.†   (source)
  • I cannot understand in the least why Felicity should find this exciting or why she'd squander valuable time on it.†   (source)
  • If he's a fool, he'll rely upon them too much and too often, and they'll usurp his power until, should he be lucky, they'll squander it in fighting among themselves.†   (source)
  • She suspects the earth sheds its skin in layers, squandered of green.†   (source)
  • Before too long, the younger son left for a foreign country and squandered his wealth through unrighteous living.†   (source)
  • They thought that somehow it must have all been squandered by a bunch of imbeciles running the brand, imbeciles like him.†   (source)
  • But no account of Texas would be complete without a Texas orgy, showing men of great wealth squandering their millions on tasteless and impassioned exhibitionism.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And everybody had unthinkingly squandered matches, so that now there were no matches.†   (source)
  • A life to spend or squander as he saw fit, as independent of her as she was of him.†   (source)
  • Well, that made me feel sorry for Fat Violet, so I squandered two bucks of your dough to escort her upstairs.†   (source)
  • Besides, a person my age shouldn't squander their eyes.†   (source)
  • JEAN: [to BERENGER] Instead of squandering all your spare money on drink, isn't it better to buy a ticket for an interesting play?†   (source)
  • While his mother was alive Yura did not know that his father had abandoned them long ago, leading a dissolute life in Siberia and abroad and squandering the family millions.†   (source)
  • To carry the attack to the enemy would be to squander their scanty ammunition without making a dent in the dangerous beasts around them.†   (source)
  • Sometimes her mother worked herself into a passion of resentment, and walked up to the barman, complaining that she could not make ends meet, while her husband squandered his salary in drink.†   (source)
  • squandered inside himself   (source)
    squandered = wasted
  • It was their city before it was mine, and it is their own lives they wish to squander "I will consider all you've said.†   (source)
    squander = waste
  • Have we squandered too much for too long, Mama and I?†   (source)
  • But the squandered time was even more excruciating to bear than the cold.†   (source)
  • Gifts like these should not be squandered.†   (source)
  • But I don't want to squander our surprise.†   (source)
  • Whatever talents I have, I almost squandered until a handful of loving people rescued me.†   (source)
  • I knew a hundred stories about young boys who squandered questions or wishes by chatting them away.†   (source)
  • Savien, do you remember The days we squandered pleasantly?†   (source)
  • It seems almost obscene to squander such sweet innocence on that gargoyle.†   (source)
  • Things were moving more quickly than she had anticipated; there was no time to be squandered.†   (source)
  • We'd lucked into this cache, but it made no sense to squander it.†   (source)
  • Brigman resumed his tirade: "I won't let you squander our lives merely to assuage your pride.†   (source)
  • And I do not believe I have squandered my gold.†   (source)
  • But he squandered everything she did to make him happy.†   (source)
  • Angeline was destined to be another farmer or village peddler, another squandered African asset.†   (source)
  • Foreign assistance is difficult to get right, and it sometimes is squandered.†   (source)
  • We have squandered too many days waiting on the sight of sails.†   (source)
  • I wish I could justify the love and the pride you squandered on me.†   (source)
  • At the station he hires a gig, and directs the driver to his chosen hotel; not the best one — he doesn't want to squander money unnecessarily — but not a hovel either, as he has no wish to be bitten by fleas and robbed.†   (source)
  • Her severity made the house a redoubt of old customs in a town convulsed by the vulgarity with which the outsiders squandered their easy fortunes.†   (source)
  • The Cs were squandered talent.†   (source)
  • On my way to the post office I think, Why should I squander money on stamps when I have two legs to deliver the letters myself in the dead of night?†   (source)
  • "Dear Lord," she begged, "make us poor again the way we were when we founded this town so that you will not collect for this squandering in the other life."†   (source)
  • He's half asleep but he says he's going there some day to sing and dance and would I help him go and when he's asleep I start thinking about America and how I have to save money for my fare instead of squandering it on fish and chips and tea and buns.†   (source)
  • In the midst of the excitement of the family the scandalization of Ursula, the joy of the people cramming the street to watch that apotheosis of squandering.†   (source)
  • Mr. Downes says that Malachy McCourt is gone pure mad with the drink, that he squanders his wages in pubs all over Coventry, that he sings Irish rebel songs which the English don't mind because they're used to the way the Irish carry on about the hundreds of years of suffering, but they won't put up with any man that stands up in a pub and insults the King and Queen of England, their two lovely daughters and the Queen Mother herself.†   (source)
  • At that time she had dug deep into her heart, searching for the strength that would allow her to survive the misfortune, and she had discovered a reflective and just rage with which she had sworn to restore the fortune squandered by her lover and then wiped out by the deluge.†   (source)
  • The stranger's letter, which no one read, was left to the mercy of the moths on the shelf where Fernanda had forgotten her wedding ring on occasion and there it remained, consuming itself in the inner fire of its bad news as the solitary lovers sailed against the tide of those days of the last stages, those impenitent and ill-fated times which were squandered on the useless effort of making them drift toward the desert of disenchantment and oblivion.†   (source)
  • I think we can handle this matter successfully, but we're going to have to act fast so that we don't squander the opportunity," he said.†   (source)
  • Wildfire was too costly to squander.†   (source)
  • Do not squander this one.†   (source)
  • He found it astonishing that any metal could be so common that people would squander it on building a road.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She was depressed by the solitude, the cemetery garden, the squandering of time in the enormous, windowless rooms.†   (source)
  • And before you squander more of your gilt-tongued eloquence, you should know that appeals based upon our shared blood are meaningless to me.†   (source)
  • But there was gossip of "dissipation" in the young man's past—that he had fathered an illegitimate child by a housemaid at Harvard and had, besides, squandered his inheritance.†   (source)
  • Durbin and the Republican senator Orrin Hatch believed that America was squandering an extraordinary resource by overlooking the talents of people like Oscar.†   (source)
  • He thought that if his only heir was going to squander his fortune, he would do nothing to stop her, because he was going to be in his grave soon and all he would take with him was his shroud.†   (source)
  • Why squander your strength against our mighty walls when you will need every man to regain your father's throne in far Westeros?†   (source)
  • I stayed there for months playing back every minute of our time together, watching it like I watched the movies, trying to make sense of the days we buried squandering love: Jorge saved me, but for what I don't know.†   (source)
  • Instead he had squandered the last of their silver on a healer from the House of the Red Hands, a tall pale man in robes embroidered with swirling stripes of red and white.†   (source)
  • Whereas someone in his situation might have squandered his money in restaurants and in the theater, and on clothing, ca.†   (source)
  • But with every hour of his life, with the strain and the pride of every moment when his muscles or his mind had ached from effort, with every step he had taken to rise out of the mines of Minnesota and to turn his effort into gold, with all of his profound respect for money and for its meaning, he despised the squanderer who did not know how to deserve the great gift of inherited wealth.†   (source)
  • If they decide that what they want is to toss us into a cage until Sebastian comes for us—well, that pretty much squanders any upper hand this information might give us.†   (source)
  • Before starting the march, he had told them that he cared for their lives and would not squander them, but he also explained that he cared for the mission as a soldier must, otherwise every life lost is lost dumbly.†   (source)
  • The gold that she had squandered to open the doors of the Hall of a Thousand Thrones was largely a product of the merchant's generosity and quick wits.†   (source)
  • It would be wasteful to squander that.†   (source)
  • You should not squander it.†   (source)
  • When he finished, he had some thousand letters in three volumes as complete as the Covarrubias Dictionary, but no printer in the city would take the risk of publishing them, and they ended up in an attic along with other papers from the past, for Transito Ariza flatly refused to dig out the earthenware jars and squander the savings of a lifetime on a mad publishing venture.†   (source)
  • Magic, mystery, ghosts and incense, whispers in the dark, strange tongues and strange smells, uncertainties never articulated in war stories, emotion squandered on ignorance.†   (source)
  • She cannot hope to become queen at this point; her name would be eliminated from consideration before the beginning of the second round, and I doubt she would be so foolish as to squander the power she has now merely so she can boast to her grandchildren that she was once a candidate for the throne.†   (source)
  • But as the day wore on and all too soon the dim light began to fail, Frodo stooped again, and began to stagger, as if the renewed effort had squandered his remaining strength.†   (source)
  • There was so much to eat, such variety and abundance, that each time her breath stopped, her eyes actually filmed over with emotion, and with slow and elaborate gravity she would choose from this sourly fragrant, opulent, heroic squander of food: a pickled egg here, there a slice of salami, half a loaf of pumpernickel, lusciously glazed and black.†   (source)
  • But the disorderliness of the material made him squander his energy even more than he was inclined to do by nature.†   (source)
  • We are going to try to subsist in the modern fashion, taking our share in the squandering of old Krueger's properties, his factories and machines.†   (source)
  • We are not going to rebuild his fortune, but like everyone else and in the same incredibly chaotic way we'll fritter it away and lend a hand in the collective squandering of thousands for the sake of earning a kopek's worth of living.†   (source)
  • They had sold their junk and already squandered the pennies.†   (source)
  • She felt as indignant as if her own money had been squandered.†   (source)
  • I want you to have a good time, boy, but you mustn't squander your money.†   (source)
  • You've squandered every penny you've earned because you've never known the value of a dollar.†   (source)
  • He was permitted to keep the money of his sales, although Eliza was annoyingly insistent that he should not squander it, but open a bank account with it with which, one day, he might establish himself in business, or buy a good piece of property.†   (source)
  • At bottom, however, he was a bourgeois who took exception to a life like Hermine's and was much annoyed over the nights thrown away in a restaurant and the money squandered there, and had them on his conscience.†   (source)
  • At first that thought was horrible to him when it was forced on him by what seemed the accident of circumstance, for it seemed to rob him of a memory by which unconsciously, he had lived; but then a little later it gave him a sort of satisfaction, because it meant that he could not be called guilty of anything, not even of having squandered happiness or of having killed his father, or of having delivered his two friends into each other's hands and death.†   (source)
  • Though prices soared inevitably, never had so much money been squandered, and while bare necessities were often lacking, never had so much been spent on superfluities.†   (source)
  • Only my mother, who had in the meantime recovered somewhat, maintained her interest in me, urging me to study hard and make up for squandered time.†   (source)
  • The reserves of emotion pent up during those many months when for everybody the flame of life burned low were being recklessly squandered to celebrate this, the red-letter day of their survival.†   (source)
  • Don't squander your money but ....†   (source)
  • And she resumed: "The money he squanders every year in licker would buy a good lot: we could be well-to-do people now if we'd started at the very beginning.†   (source)
  • If I hadn't tried to accumulate a little property none of you would have had a roof to call your own, for your papa, I can assure you, would have squandered everything.†   (source)
  • If a man's hard-working and decent, and invests his money in the Building and Loan every week, instead of squandering it on cigarettes, coca-cola, and Kuppenheimer clothes, he may own a little home some day.†   (source)
  • What was the use of squandering the days of his youth in an office when the world was beautiful?†   (source)
  • When you do find a little gold you squander it.†   (source)
  • His mother had no further occasion to upbraid him for squandering his money.†   (source)
  • He squandered too much in the heat of personal communication.†   (source)
  • Your next world is your next world, and not to be squandered offhand.†   (source)
  • It all depends on HOW the attention has been cheated, has been squandered.†   (source)
  • There, again, he squandered the money he had stolen after the murder of his father.†   (source)
  • He said she used to squander the money, that she had no head, that he wasn't going to give her his hard-earned money to throw about the streets, and much more, for he was usually fairly bad on Saturday night.†   (source)
  • It seemed to her monstrous that, after her own father had paid so heavily for her wedding, six pounds more should have been squandered in eating and drinking at Walter's parents' house, at his expense.†   (source)
  • Perhaps he prayed for the souls in purgatory or for the grace of a happy death or perhaps he prayed that God might send him back a part of the big fortune he had squandered in Cork.†   (source)
  • She was weary of being swept passively along a current of pleasure and business in which she had no share; weary of seeing other people pursue amusement and squander money, while she felt herself of no more account among them than an expensive toy in the hands of a spoiled child.†   (source)
  • The senses could not avoid that conclusion, and people complained that they had been "cheated out of summer"—although, abetted by natural and artificial circumstances, people had cheated themselves out of it by squandering both internal and external time.†   (source)
  • 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?†   (source)
  • "I don't think she has very much to complain of, all the same," Francoise would sigh grimly, for she had a tendency to regard as petty cash all that my aunt might give her for herself or her children, and as treasure riotously squandered on a pampered and ungrateful darling the little coins slipped, Sunday by Sunday, into Eulalie's hand, but so discreetly passed that Francoise never managed to see them.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He was a silent, sharp-faced, curly-headed, rather handsome young man, and he never squandered an hour or a good impulse.†   (source)
  • Masses of Negroes stood idle, or, if they worked spasmodically, were never sure of pay; and if perchance they received pay, squandered the new thing thoughtlessly.†   (source)
  • All made by labor, and on its way to be squandered by wealthy vagabonds in the dens of vice that disfigure the sunny shores of the Mediterranean.†   (source)
  • After the quarryman's death it was found that much of the money left to him had been squandered in speculation and in insecure investments made through the influence of friends.†   (source)
  • He never squandered the funds of his company nor ill-treated his subordinates, I am absolutely certain of it; I cannot imagine how you could bring yourself to write such a calumny!†   (source)
  • Don't squander the gold of your days, listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless failure, or giving away your life to the ignorant, the common, and the vulgar.†   (source)
  • It had been received too late—after he had squandered the money that would have meant so much to mother and sister.†   (source)
  • It is something to squander and throw to the four winds, for the fun of seeing the golden specks fly.†   (source)
  • And when she saw that, despite all her warnings, my aunt continued to do exactly as she pleased, and to fling money away with both hands (or so, at least, Francoise believed) on undeserving objects, she began to find that the presents she herself received from my aunt were very tiny compared to the imaginary riches squandered upon Eulalie, There was not, in the neighbourhood of Combray, a farm of such prosperity and importance that Francoise doubted Eulalie's ability to buy it, without thinking twice, out of the capital which her visits to my aunt had 'brought in.'†   (source)
  • How often had his credit with a duchess, built up of the yearly accumulation of her desire to do him some favour for which she had never found an opportunity, been squandered in a moment by his calling upon her, in an indiscreetly worded message, for a recommendation by telegraph which would put him in touch at once with one of her agents whose daughter he had noticed in the country, just as a starving man might barter a diamond for a crust of bread.†   (source)
  • For at such times desire, or love itself, would revive in him a feeling of vanity from which he was now quite free in his everyday life, although it was, no doubt, the same feeling which had originally prompted him towards that career as a man of fashion in which he had squandered his intellectual gifts upon frivolous amusements, and had made use of his erudition in matters of art only to advise society ladies what pictures to buy and how to decorate their houses; and this vanity it was which made him eager to shine, in the sight of any fair unknown who had captivated him for the moment, with a brilliance which the name of Swann by itself did not emit.†   (source)
  • And my money, as was my own father's gift, and not yours, Mr. Glegg; and I've saved it, and added to it myself, and had more to put out almost every year, and it's to go and be sunk in other folks' furniture, and encourage 'em in luxury and extravagance as they've no means of supporting; and I'm to alter my will, or have a codicil made, and leave two or three hundred less behind me when I die,—me as have allays done right and been careful, and the eldest o' the family; and my money's to go and be squandered on them as have had the same chance as me, only they've been wicked and wasteful.†   (source)
  • You have filched the winning number in the lottery; you have gained the great prize, guard it well, keep it under lock and key, do not squander it, adore each other and snap your fingers at all the rest.†   (source)
  • You think I would squander her money.†   (source)
  • 'Yes,' continued Ralph, 'and not many years ago either; but he squandered his money, invested it anyhow, borrowed at interest, and in short made first a thorough fool of himself, and then a beggar.†   (source)
  • In the question how the trusts under that will are to be administered, the fortune left by the will is squandered away; the legatees under the will are reduced to such a miserable condition that they would be sufficiently punished if they had committed an enormous crime in having money left them, and the will itself is made a dead letter.†   (source)
  • They gave me no peace till they had leave to squander some gunpowder, and then at last their excited feelings seeming relieved, we were able to sit down to supper; shortly afterwards we joined in family worship and retired to rest.†   (source)
  • {5}Tom was about to blurt out something about the propriety of paying the late King's debts first, before squandering all this money, but a timely touch upon his arm, from the thoughtful Hertford, saved him this indiscretion; wherefore he gave the royal assent, without spoken comment, but with much inward discomfort.†   (source)
  • This man squandered the fortune he had received, and sought to retrieve his affairs by a second marriage; but, having retired after a night of drunken debauch, he was found dead in the morning.†   (source)
  • In ordinary mood, Ben-Hur would not have come to the Grove alone, or, coming alone, he would have availed himself of his position in the consul's family, and made provision against wandering idly about, unknowing and unknown; he would have had all the points of interest in mind, and gone to them under guidance, as in the despatch of business; or, wishing to squander days of leisure in the beautiful place, he would have had in hand a letter to the master of it all, whoever he might be.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "Thou art speaking but sooth, Rebecca," said Isaac, giving way to these weighty arguments—"it were an offending of Heaven to betray the secrets of the blessed Miriam; for the good which Heaven giveth, is not rashly to be squandered upon others, whether it be talents of gold and shekels of silver, or whether it be the secret mysteries of a wise physician—assuredly they should be preserved to those to whom Providence hath vouchsafed them.†   (source)
  • I tell you the honest truth when I say I could squander away as many as a dozen feasts like this and never care that for the expense!" and I snapped my fingers.†   (source)
  • The possibility that Dunstan had played him the ugly trick of riding away with Wildfire, to return at the end of a month, when he had gambled away or otherwise squandered the price of the horse, was a fear that urged itself upon him more, even, than the thought of an accidental injury; and now that the dance at Mrs. Osgood's was past, he was irritated with himself that he had trusted his horse to Dunstan.†   (source)
  • He had lived a life of noisy debauch, full of duels, bets, elopements; he had squandered his fortune and frightened all his family.†   (source)
  • Use both the great and lesser heavenly light,—
    Squander the stars in any number,
    Beasts, birds, trees, rocks, and all such lumber,
    Fire, water, darkness, Day and Night!†   (source)
  • All this you understand was with the object of dividing me from my mother and sister, by insinuating that I was squandering on unworthy objects the money which they had sent me and which was all they had.†   (source)
  • I squandered it, but I didn't steal it.†   (source)
  • The girl's life had been squandered in the streets, and among the most noisome of the stews and dens of London, but there was something of the woman's original nature left in her still; and when she heard a light step approaching the door opposite to that by which she had entered, and thought of the wide contrast which the small room would in another moment contain, she felt burdened with the sense of her own deep shame, and shrunk as though she could scarcely bear the presence of her with whom she had sought this interview.†   (source)
  • 'Tis all the same: the book I can repeat,
    Such time I've squandered o'er the history:
    A contradiction thus complete
    Is always for the wise, no less than fools, a mystery.†   (source)
  • 'You see I have married the mother,' pursued Snawley; 'it's expensive keeping boys at home, and as she has a little money in her own right, I am afraid (women are so very foolish, Mr Squeers) that she might be led to squander it on them, which would be their ruin, you know.'†   (source)
  • if I were on the square with my dog, my knife, and my wife, and if you were to squander ten sous on me, I wouldn't refuse to work, but this isn't Shrove Tuesday.†   (source)
  • Emma had a number in her cupboard that she squandered one after the other, without Charles allowing himself the slightest observation.†   (source)
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