SPOIL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SPOIL
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spoil
 v.  go bad; rot or decay; become unfit for consumption or use
Classic Sentence: (162 in 11 pages)
1  I think they are great nonsense, and I'll thank you not to be silly and spoil my fun.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIVE
2  I can't, dear, because you aren't invited," began Meg, but Jo broke in impatiently, "Now, Meg, be quiet or you will spoil it all.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHT
3  You can't sit with us, for our seats are reserved, and you mustn't sit alone, so Laurie will give you his place, and that will spoil our pleasure.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHT
4  I'm afraid I shall do something dreadful some day, and spoil my life, and make everybody hate me.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHT
5  "I keep turning over new leaves, and spoiling them, as I used to spoil my copybooks, and I make so many beginnings there never will be an end," he said dolefully.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
6  I mean it kindly, and don't want you to spoil your whole life by making a mistake at the beginning.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
7  Don't spoil your book, my girl, for there is more in it than you know, and the idea is well worked out.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN
8  It's a little thing to do, but it gives her pleasure, and I don't believe it will hurt your things half so much as letting dirty dogs and clumping boys spoil them.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
9  I can't explain exactly, but I want to be above the little meannesses and follies and faults that spoil so many women.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY
10  Love Jo all your days, if you choose, but don't let it spoil you, for it's wicked to throw away so many good gifts because you can't have the one you want.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
11  Jo would find us out, and spoil it all.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR
12  I must tell you that he is afraid they will spoil my teeth.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
13  I had my pick of the spoil in the first instance, and much more was allotted to me later on.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIV
14  There had always been someone to do things for her, to look after her, shelter and protect her and spoil her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
15  "Don't spoil it," he said quietly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
Example Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  The rage of a wild boar is able to spoil more than one wood.
2  Too many cooks spoil the broth.
3  Don't eat too many nuts-you'll spoil your appetite.
4  Spare the rod and spoil the child.
5  Don't spoil the ship for a ha'porth of tar.
6  Some kinds of food soon spoil.
7  I couldn't somehow bear to spoil this party, that Russell prepared for 3 weeks.
8  Please refrigerate these foods, or they will spoil.
9  Too much spoils, too little is nothing.
10  One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel.
11  Take time for deliberation; hste spoils everything.
12  The figure on the left spoils the unity of the painting.
13  To the victor go the spoils.
14  They would love to ravage the land and feed the corporations the spoils until there is nothing left.
15  But a single touch of contrivance spoils it all. Any time we feel the authors creating coincidence or engineering emotion, making melodrama rather than musical drama.