Few at home felt ready to offer up more blood and treasure to quell another in an apparently endless string of European wars.
If not, cutting losses now may well be preferable to depleting blood and treasure while caught up in a downward spiral.
“With this book, you sort of go on a treasure hunt,” said Leibovitz.
mid-12c., from Old French tresor "treasury, treasure" (11c.), from Gallo-Romance *tresaurus, from Latin thesaurus "treasury, treasure" (cf. Spanish, Italian tesoro), from Greek thesauros "store, treasure, treasure house" (see thesaurus). Replaced Old English goldhord. General sense of "anything valued" is recorded from c.1200. Treasure hunt is first recorded 1913. For treasure trove, see trove.
late 14c., "to amass treasure; to store up for the future," also figurative, from treasure (n.). Related: Treasured; treasuring.