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 Meanings and Examples of SPEND
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
spend
 v.  give money as a payment for something
 v.  use time doing something or being somewhere
 v.  use energy, effort, or force, especially until there is no more left
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  His mind was made up that he was not going to spend all of his days, like James and Andrew, in bargaining, or all his nights, by candlelight, over long columns of figures.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  Southerners were as enthusiastic visitors as they were hosts, and there was nothing unusual in relatives coming to spend the Christmas holidays and remaining until July.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
3  It seemed such a terrible waste to spend all your little girlhood learning how to be attractive and how to catch men and then only use the knowledge for a year or two.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
4  Scarlett had made her plans to spend Christmas at Tara, but after Ashley's telegram came no power on earth, not even a direct command from the disappointed Ellen, could drag her away from Atlanta.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
5  But I do want to know how you are going to spend it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
6  They spend their time whining about the good old days.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
7  What fun it was to be able to spend as much money as you liked and not count pennies and feel that you should save them to pay taxes or buy mules.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
8  But perhaps he had only come to ask if Beau could spend the day with Bonnie.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
9  It was like a picnic for them to spend so long a visit with Aunt Melly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIX
10  As much as a man may who has no money to spend.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
11  It seemed to her natural that Lily should spend all her money on dress, and she supplemented the girl's scanty income by occasional "handsome presents" meant to be applied to the same purpose.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
12  She had made no reply to his suggestion that they should spend the afternoon together, but as her plan unfolded itself he felt fairly confident of being included in it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
13  I thought you were going to spend the whole autumn with us, and I've hardly laid eyes on you for the last month.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
14  About this time she was farther cheered by an invitation to spend the Thanksgiving week at a camp in the Adirondacks.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
15  I wanted money, and I've got more than I know how to invest; and now the money doesn't seem to be of any account unless I can spend it on the right woman.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
Example Sentence: (176 in 12 pages)
16  Ordinary people merely think how they shall spend their time ; a man of talent tries to use it.
17  I can't afford to spend any more money this week.
18  I'm going to spend the weekend just relaxing.
19  Spend not where you may save; spare not where you must spend.
20  That kind of person likes to spend money, it doesn't matter whose it is.
21  Do not all you can, spend not all you have; believe not all you hear; and tell not all youknow.
22  You need to spend at least a week there to get the full benefit.
23  We should spend the money on something that will benefit everyone.
24  We're going to spend Christmas and the New Year with my parents.
25  Spare when you're young, and spend when you're old.
26  We decided to break with tradition and not spend Christmas with our family.
27  They spend a fair slice of the budget on research and development.
28  As the market opens up, I think people are going to be able to spend more money on consumer goods.
29  Stores spend more and more on crime prevention every year.
30  Meanwhile as the campaign begins the liberal democrat candidate is about to spend a lot less time with his family.