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expend
 v.  lay out, apply, or employ in any way; consume by use; use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations; spend
Classic Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  Scarlett was in a furious temper and did not scruple to expend it on Hugh, for she had just received an order for a large amount of lumber--a rush order at that.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
2  To this Teta Elzbieta hastened to respond that nothing could be too cheap to suit them just then; for they were quite terrified over the sums they had had to expend.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 2
3  There was no term of abuse known to the Huron vocabulary that the disappointed women did not lavishly expend on the successful stranger.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
4  There grief might freely expend itself without being disturbed by the trifling loungers who came from a picnic party to visit Pere-la-Chaise, or by lovers who make it their rendezvous.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 74. The Villefort Family Vault.
5  Morrel, in a corner of the carriage, allowed his brother-in-law's gayety to expend itself in words, while he felt equal inward joy, which, however, betrayed itself only in his countenance.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 92. The Suicide.
6  In vain does Napoleon erect walls from what is left to him of his Guard; in vain does he expend in a last effort his last serviceable squadrons.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—THE CATASTROPHE
7  Insurrection, which is speedily exhausted, has only a certain number of shots to fire and a certain number of combatants to expend.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII—DISORDER A PARTISAN OF ORDER
8  He was yet speaking, when a crashing sound was heard, and a cannon-ball entered the thicket, striking the body of a sapling, and rebounding to the earth, its force being much expended by previous resistance.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
9  Their eloquence and ingenuity were expended in vain.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
10  They expended their lungs with prodigal wills.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
11  Eventually, his courage expended itself upon these objections.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 11
12  The men, having hurled themselves in projectile fashion, had presently expended their forces.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 20
13  It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
14  You have expended a great deal on my education, and have always been as liberal to me in all things as it was possible to be.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23. I CORROBORATE Mr. DICK, AND CHOOSE A PROFESSI...
15  He's good for a hundred a-year, but of course that must be expended on himself.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. DEPRESSION
Example Sentence:
1  People of different ages expend different amounts of energy.
2  You expend so much effort for so little return.
3  They do not want to expend energy in what, to them, is a lost cause.
4  Don't expend all your time on such a useless job.
5  The soldiers expend all their ammunition in that fight.
6  I expended energy,time,and care on my work.
7  Manufacturers have expended a lot of time and effort trying to improve computer security.
8  So far, sites have focused their attention on a younger demographic, which is finite, fickle and limited in expendable income.
9  In the Great War soldiers were considered expendable.