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squanderer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n squanderer a recklessly extravagant consumer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Squanderer One who squanders.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n squanderer One who squanders; one who spends his money prodigally; a spendthrift; a prodigal; a waster; a lavisher.
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Quotations

  • Marcus Valerius Martial
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    “I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.”
  • John Mason Brown
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    “The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.”
  • William Cowper
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    “Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
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    “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
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    “Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.”
  • Walter Savage Landor
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    “The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.”

Usage

In literature:

One might almost say that lamps have been squandered there.
"Life On The Mississippi, Part 6." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Have you squandered it on luncheon and dinner parties?
"Plays: Comrades; Facing Death; Pariah; Easter" by August Strindberg
That is the really important point, for what is the use of marrying a rich girl if she squanders the dowry she brings you?
"Lourdes From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
When we arrived in Paris, instead of squandering your money, you should have made a home for us at once, as you promised.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
That is the really important point, for what is the use of marrying a rich girl if she squanders the dowry she brings you?
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
Dear me, how he squanders money!
"Redemption and Two Other Plays" by Leo Tolstoy
Look at me: I am more than you; I am the heiress who can squander upon a trifling toy what you vainly crave to appease your hunger.
"Freeland" by Theodor Hertzka
Money is wasted by amateurish selection of food and clothing, and nutritive values are squandered by poor cooking.
"Mobilizing Woman-Power" by Harriot Stanton Blatch
If elected to offis, will you squander all your salary and retire poorer than a church mouse?
"Punchinello, Vol. II., Issue 31, October 29, 1870" by Various
Belle squandered it sinfully on clothes and pleasure.
"Bunch Grass" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Mrs. Stevens was born to squander.
"The Real America in Romance, Volume 6;" by John R. Musick
Play ran high there, and Brummell once won nearly as much as his squandered patrimony, L26.000.
"The Wits and Beaux of Society" by Grace & Philip Wharton
He had practically stolen their garments, and had squandered more than fifty dollars of his own money.
"The Mystery of Mary" by Grace Livingston Hill
He squandered himself upon her and she led him a dog's life.
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
That'll teach him to squander money wrung fr'm Jawn D. Rockyfellar in th' Roo dilly Pay.
"Mr. Dooley Says" by Finley Dunne
To squander away the objects which made the happiness of their fellows would be to them no sacrifice at all.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
He was still squandering far too much time on the other two.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
Money gathered by public corruption was squandered in private debauchery, while a sullen and helpless nation looked on.
"Side Lights" by James Runciman
It was from that time that the great wealth of the Garmans really dated, while Worse in a few years squandered his money and died insolvent.
"Garman and Worse" by Alexander Lange Kielland
A man can squander his time, can gamble, possibly, but he cannot obtain drink; the result is, there are no policemen.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
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In poetry:

So once it was with us, my heart ! To-day
We will be glad because the leaves are green,
Because the fields are fair and soft with May,
Nor think on squandered springtimes that have been.
"The Old Poet" by Amy Levy
Youth that trafficked long with Death,
And to second life returns,
Squanders little time or breath
On his fellow—man's concerns.
Earned peace is all he asks
To fulfill his broken tasks.
"The Expert" by Rudyard Kipling
Yet, since these eyes of mine have never wandered,
Still may they gleam with long forgotten light.
Since in no wanton way my youth was squandered,
Some sense of youth still clings to me to-night.
"Song Of Jasoda" by Laurence Hope
She who in secret yields her heart,
Again may claim it from her lover;
But she who plays the trifler's part,
Can ne'er her squander'd fame recover.
Then grant the boon for which I pray!
'Tis better lend than throw away.
"Epigram XI." by Robert Nugent
They are the ones who love without reward,
Those on whom eyes are closed, from whom heads turn,
Who know only too well they can afford
To squander love, since in the breast it burns
With the cold anguish every lover learns.
"Cats" by Francis Scarfe
I know not where she wandered, or went in after days,
Or if her youth she squandered in Love's more doubtful ways.
Perhaps, beside the river, she died, still young and fair;
Perchance the grasses quiver above her slumber there.
"Kotri," by Laurence Hope

In news:

Whitney Houston squandered multimillion-dollar fortune, sources say.
Can The Senate Dems Regain Their Squandered Majority.
How energy is squandered in food industry.
So You Just Squandered Billions.
President Obama, Democratic Congress's Squandered Stimulus.
And You Thought Americans Squandered Oil.
Labrador has squandered district's voice on budget.
Blue Jays Beat Mariners After Squandering Lead.
Why Jospin Is Squandering France's Chance For Reform.
Boston had squandered its big lead and its leading scorer was gone, too.
Tyson's Bankruptcy Is a Lesson In Ways to Squander a Fortune.
Cougars squander lead in 17-14 loss to No.
Detroit Pistons squander 4th-quarter lead in 105-96 season-opening loss.
Neocons Squander Their Only Victory.
Caps Squander Chance To Win Series.
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