1 Then I don't feel as if I'd wasted my life.
2 I don't mean to waste your money, and I didn't think those little things would count up so.
3 "A tall figure, all in white with a veil over its face and a lamp in its wasted hand," went on Meg.
4 Rich people have no right to sit down and enjoy themselves, or let their money accumulate for others to waste.
5 Oh, dear, I'm so sorry, for you'll get to liking it better and better, and will waste time and money, and grow like those dreadful boys.
6 A year seems very long to wait before I see them, but remind them that while we wait we may all work, so that these hard days need not be wasted.
7 You have grown abominably lazy, you like gossip, and waste time on frivolous things, you are contented to be petted and admired by silly people, instead of being loved and respected by wise ones.
8 It was a piteous sight, the once rosy face so changed and vacant, the once busy hands so weak and wasted, the once smiling lips quite dumb, and the once pretty, well-kept hair scattered rough and tangled on the pillow.
9 No one spoke of the great trouble, not even Mrs. March, for all had learned by experience that when Jo was in that mood words were wasted, and the wisest course was to wait till some little accident, or her own generous nature, softened Jo's resentment and healed the breach.
10 Meg laughed, for she was glad to see a glimmer of Jo's old spirit, but she felt it her duty to enforce her opinion by every argument in her power, and the sisterly chats were not wasted, especially as two of Meg's most effective arguments were the babies, whom Jo loved tenderly.