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squander

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Definition to waste — money, resources, or opportunities
  • She squandered the money she inherited from her grandmother.
squandered = wasted
  • She squandered the opportunity to get a good education.
  • squandered = wasted
  • She squanders her paychecks buying shoes.
  • squanders = wastes
  • Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.
    Benjamin Franklin
  • 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
  • squander = waste
  • 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
  • squandered = wasted
  • This is not an opportunity you want to squander.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • squander = waste
  • 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
  • squander = waste
  • Imagining how to spend freedom: squander it, invest it, use it like Monopoly money.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • squander = waste
  • her brother had squandered everything.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • squandered = wasted
  • the Germans couldn't be so stupid as to squander the huge potential labour force represented by the Jews.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • squander = waste
  • 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
  • squandered = wasted
  • 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
  • squandering = wasting
  • 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
  • squandered = wasted
  • They had soon squandered their three thousand piastres,
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • squandered = wasted
  • he wanted to continue gambling, he wanted to continue squandering, continue demonstrating his disdain of wealth.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • squandering = wasting money
  • 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
  • squandered = wasted
  • He listened to it splash dismally below, bidding a wistful farewell to the squandered buck and a quarter.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • squandered = wasted
  • My parents urge me to tie the knot
    and my son is galled as they squander his estate—
    Homer  --  The Odyssey

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