SQUANDER in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SQUANDER
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  spend wastefully; fail to take advantage of; lose a chance for
Classic Sentence:
1  She was extravagant, of course, but he hoped she wouldn't squander everything, and have nothing left when she was old.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
2  You, for example, May, you squander half your force with women.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 4
3  Don't squander the gold of your days, listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless failure, or giving away your life to the ignorant, the common, and the vulgar.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
4  He had left her, when only eighteen; robbed her of jewels and money; gambled, squandered, forged, and fled to London: where for two years he had associated with the lowest outcasts.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LI
5  He was a man of excellent birth and education, who had squandered a fortune upon the turf, and who lived now by doing a little quiet and genteel book-making in the sporting clubs of London.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
6  He squandered too much in the heat of personal communication.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: I
7  On the other hand, it was possible that the officials had enough money but that they squandered it on themselves rather than use it for the court's purposes.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Three In the empty Courtroom - The Student - The ...
8  Masses of Negroes stood idle, or, if they worked spasmodically, were never sure of pay; and if perchance they received pay, squandered the new thing thoughtlessly.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
9  His mother had no further occasion to upbraid him for squandering his money.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
Example Sentence:
1  The real challenge here for the Obama campaign will be to avoid taking the bait, and let McCain squander his one asset.
2  Ireland squandered several chances, including a penalty that cost them the game.