1 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 CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 14
2 Their eloquence and ingenuity were expended in vain.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 25
3 They expended their lungs with prodigal wills.
4 Eventually, his courage expended itself upon these objections.
5 The men, having hurled themselves in projectile fashion, had presently expended their forces.
6 It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment.
7 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 DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 23. I CORROBORATE Mr. DICK, AND CHOOSE A PROFESSI...
8 He's good for a hundred a-year, but of course that must be expended on himself.
9 Worst of all, the energy expended on this work was not simply wasted.
10 Fisk, Atlanta, Howard, and Hampton were founded in these days, and six million dollars were expended for educational work, seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars of which the freedmen themselves gave of their poverty.
11 Considerable sums of money are collected and expended here, employment is found for the idle, strangers are introduced, news is disseminated and charity distributed.
12 There were in all six thousand piastres, but of these six thousand Albert had already expended three thousand.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 37. The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian.
13 But Napoleon with his long experience of war well knew the meaning of a battle not gained by the attacking side in eight hours, after all efforts had been expended.
14 Gavroche balanced on his heels, clenched both fists in his pockets, moved his neck around like a bird, expended in a gigantic pout all the sagacity of his lower lip.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 12: CHAPTER VII—THE MAN RECRUITED IN THE RUE DES BILLETTES
15 I've expended a lot of effort on it, but so far with no result.