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adjective as in wasted

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Meanwhile, officials in Nebraska have found that nearly 66% of the state’s unemployment money has been misspent on things like potentially fraudulent claims, payments to ineligible inmates and people receiving benefits from multiple programs.

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The review found “the allegations were not credible and that no funds were misspent,” a district spokeswoman wrote in a letter to the editor.

Auditors for San Diego County – which previously provided several million dollars per year to the charity – found that as much as $1 million may have been misspent.

The legal review found the allegations were not credible and that no funds were misspent.

Earlier this week, VOSD’s Will Huntsberry told the story of community activist Roosevelt Blackmon, whose claim that Lincoln High School had misspent funds were vindicated more than a year after he began raising the issue.

And in 2008, a U.S. official told The Guardian that as much as 70 percent of U.S. military aid had been “misspent.”

Misspent moments are so much of life and character thrown away; be careful to use them all in God's service.

This may appear for us a toilsome task, but if the reader be not fatigued also, our time will not be misspent.

Be silent, man, if you do not wish your sinful, misspent life to come to a sudden and violent end.

There is one way in which leisure is very generally misspent in school—and alas, outside, too!

And for me—I'm not that presoomtious to think I can square up a misspent life as a man might compound wi's creditors.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to misspent, such as: blown, dissipated, idle, misapplied, squandered, and down the drain.

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