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So old a man had no energy to expend in the indirections of haste.

Reserve it for those who are your friends, and do not expend it on me.

You forget that he has twenty-five thousand dollars to expend.

Where had you learned its want, or acquired the taste to expend it?

How much ingenuity did he expend to detect what had no existence!

There had been little water, indeed, to expend on any toilet since leaving Winchester.

He did not expend nearly all the allowance which his father had granted him.

Hannah might expend her energy in flat-ironing, and Josiah could turn the mangle.

But do you suppose I am willing to expend what has been saved through your economy?

I should have fired oftener, but was unwilling to expend more of my powder.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin expendere "pay out, weigh out money," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + pendere "to pay, weigh" (see pendant). Related: Expended; expending.

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