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Definition to gather something valuable and store it; or a collection of such things
  • They are hoarding oil with an expectation of a price increase.
  • She has hoarded so many things, you can barely step into her apartment.
  • hoarded = to gather and store things thought valuable
  • They found a 7th century hoard of treasure.
  • hoard = a collection of valuable things
  • Hoarded political capital loses value.
  • Our hoard is little, but our hearts are great.
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • ...a small hoard of silver dollars...
    Joseph Conrad  --  Typhoon
  • are a good deal paler and thinner than when you first left home; and we cannot have you undermining your health to hoard up money either for yourself or others.
    Anne Bronte  --  Agnes Grey
  • I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owner,
    Ecclesiastes 5:13 (NIV)
  • O, to what purpose dost thou hoard thy words,
    Shakespeare  --  King Richard II
  • 'It's my secret hoard,' he whispered.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • hoard = gathers something valuable and stores it
  • If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • hoarded = gathered stores of
  • Other guys hoarded routes that gave tips, or had addresses near their homes, so they could knock off for lunch.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • hoarded = to gather something valuable and save it
  • The only part that impressed me out of the whole article was about the crazy lady in the sanitarium who hoarded food and sheets and towels and...
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • hoarded = gathered to store (as though they were things of great value)
  • THIS IS A REMINDER TO MALE ELEVENS THAT OBJECTS ARE NOT TO BE REMOVED FROM THE RECREATION AREA AND THAT SNACKS ARE TO BE EATEN, NOT HOARDED had been specifically directed at him, the day last month that he had taken an apple home.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • hoarded = to gather something valuable and store it
  • In a soundless concussion of light, Earth's core gave up its hoarded energies.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • Under the blanket she hoarded the remains of the store bread.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • Egypt was told to clear shipping out of Suez Canal—bluff; was hoarding last five rocks.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • I hoarded it preciously, but less than two weeks later it became totally worthless.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The drawers of my desk were filled with more notebooks and junk that I'd hoarded.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • He was pushed toward the ticket-office with the others, and felt in his pocket for the new five-dollar bill he had hoarded.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk

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