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Misspend   /mɪsspˈɛnd/  /mɪspˈɛnd/   Listen
Misspend

verb
(past & past part. misspent; pres. part. misspending)
1.
Spend time badly or unwisely.
2.
Spend (money or other resources) unwisely.






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"Misspend" Quotes from Famous Books



... my servants be furnished with bibles and be able and careful to read the lively oracles. I will put bibles and other good and proper books into their hands; will allow them time to read and assure myself that they do not misspend this time—If I can discern any wicked books in their hands, I will take away ...
— The Education Of The Negro Prior To 1861 • Carter Godwin Woodson

... that he shall have little conscience in the getting. But, by all evil ways that he can invent, shall he labour to get them. And then shall he either niggardly heap them up together, which is, as you well know, damnable; or else shall he wastefully misspend them upon worldly pomp, pride, and gluttony, with occasion of many sins more, and that is yet ...
— Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation - With Modifications To Obsolete Language By Monica Stevens • Thomas More



Words linked to "Misspend" :   spend, expend, drop



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