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[il-spent] /ˈɪlˈspɛnt/
misspent; wasted. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He looked as though he bore on his bent shoulders the weight of all the ill-spent lives in Christendom.

    A Girl Among the Anarchists Isabel Meredith
  • The wicked deeds of an ill-spent life were rising before them.

    Ran Away to Sea Mayne Reid
  • The morning that you gave to one of the most typical of the towers has not been ill-spent.

  • The memory of all that ill-spent time in the Venusburg rushed upon him.

    Great Opera Stories Millicent Schwab Bender
  • Her husband was begging for one more shilling to waste—worse than waste—to close an ill-spent day.

  • Negatur; unless the man's life has been ill-spent—which, by the by, it generally has.

  • I went home feeling that my evening had been ill-spent, and yet I was not sure.

    The Passion for Life Joseph Hocking
  • I sent my father to China for seven years to find it, and I'm sure you will agree that my father has not lived an ill-spent life.'

    The Explorer W. Somerset Maugham
  • "It would be a fitting conclusion to their ill-spent lives," agreed Wei Chang.

    Kai Lung's Golden Hours Ernest Bramah
  • They would talk about their mothers and sweethearts and eventually drift back on their ill-spent lives.

    The Autobiography of a Thief Hutchins Hapgood

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