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Unfortunately, this enthusiasm found a vent too often in silly and thoughtless squandering of money on the soldiers.
THE RELIEF OF MAFEKINGFILSON YOUNG
Reflect how plainly incompatible a habit of squandering it is, with the frame of mind which is the fruit of Christianity.
THE SHEEPFOLD AND THE COMMON, VOL. II (OF 2)TIMOTHY EAST
Lands their forebears had won by lance and sword, they were squandering away as fast as ever they could.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
After squandering all his fortune, he marries a young girl, whom he wants to have act as his nurse.
CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN NOVELISTSSERGE PERSKY
He had always been possessed of a leisure which he had nursed and protected, instead of squandering it in vain activities.
TALES OF MEN AND GHOSTSEDITH WHARTON
They will never have another chance, his French and he,—unless we call this again a chance; which they are again squandering!
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XIII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
Burke had no vices, save of style and temper; nor was any of his expenditure a profligate squandering of money.
OBITER DICTAAUGUSTINE BIRRELL
Surely this squandering of Woman's gift, this failure of herself must cease now that peace has come!
WOMEN'S WILD OATSC. GASQUOINE HARTLEY
But we fear that you will take to drinking, and to squandering money.
LORNA DOONER. D. BLACKMORE
Charlie Anderson, after squandering a fortune on a thankless wife, works for a labourer's hire.
THE TRAIL OF '98ROBERT W. SERVICE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SQUANDERING

  • dissipated
  • excessive
  • extravagant
  • immoderate
  • improvident
  • intemperate
  • lavish
  • profligate
  • reckless
  • spendthrift
  • squandering
  • wanton
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