Squander: In a Sentence – WORDS IN A SENTENCE
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- Chances are the Giants won’t squander their good start.
- It would be childish to squander it on a playing field.
- Condron said, ” would squander an inheritance .”
- He feared that priests would squander their moral authority as teachers.
- This gives Yeltsin real leverage if he does not squander it.
- If we squander this opportunity, it will not go unnoticed.
- Both have speed, but prefer not to squander it early.
- “We cannot afford to squander this moment,”
- Most people fear that corrupt officials will steal or squander it.
- Winning shouldn’t mandate one to squander the family fortune.
- Beautyberry wisely squanders its single season of splendor in the autumn.
- But the Dodgers continue to make mistakes, and squander chances.
- You can use the information, or you can squander it.
- We do not want to squander our emotional capital in April.
- He was valuable chattel they wouldn’t want to squander.
- It will have taken not quite six months to squander it.
- But consumer groups are worried that hospitals would squander the money.
- The world should not squander its miracle medicines on chicken farms.
- There isn’t a politician wealthy enough to squander votes.
- Now, Baker is determined not to squander his newest opportunity.
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Home British & World English squander
1Waste (something, especially money or time) in a reckless and foolish manner.‘£100m of taxpayers’ money has been squandered on administering the tax’
waste, misspend, misuse, throw away, dissipate, fritter away, run through, lose, lavish, spend recklessly, spend unwisely, make poor use of, be prodigal with, spend money like water
- ‘The former heavyweight champion has squandered nearly 300 million in ring earnings through lavish spending and bad advice.’
- ‘But that didn’t work out because I squandered all the money I had, somehow.’
- ‘There’s so much to do in Vegas that squandering your money at the tables seems like a waste.’
- ‘He should understand that hard-working British taxpayers do not want him squandering our tax money overseas when it could be used to help British people.’
- ‘The 34-year-old said she claimed the cash because her husband, who was taking home £20,000 a year, was squandering the money on drugs.’
- ‘The British public is tired of billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money being squandered on schemes that are scrapped after only a few years.’
- ‘Each successive generation, he claims, squanders away its inherited wealth.’
- ‘He says too much tax revenue is being squandered on bureaucracy and inefficiency.’
- ‘He squandered the money brought in by the sale of Emile Heskey and Neil Lennon on over-priced under-achievers.’
- ‘Now, the police have caught him, and found that he had squandered almost all the money.’
- ‘I have budgeted successfully since I was a student and have never squandered money.’
- ‘The state of the health services and the plight of many of our old people are just two reasons why we cannot afford to squander money on another stadium.’
- ‘Today’s business environment makes it impossible for organizations to afford to squander any resources.’
- ‘Trust and integrity are precious resources easily squandered, and hard to regain.’
- ‘He got involved in various religious cults and squandered all his money.’
- ‘Continuing their protest tomorrow will only squander what dwindling public support they have left.’
- ‘Having so much money – and squandering it with such reckless stupidity – should have disqualified her from state aid for life.’
- ‘The important thing now is to dump the tribunals before yet more taxpayers’ money is squandered.’
- ‘The Appeal Court heard that the then 25-year-old Wilkinson had been a Sheffield University drop-out squandering his inheritance on drink and drugs.’
- ‘Schools, he insists, have squandered money that would have been better spent on teachers and books.’
- 1.1 Allow (an opportunity) to pass or be lost.‘the team squandered several good scoring chances’
- ‘It was hard not to feel some sympathy for his opponent, who must have been kicking himself afterwards having squandered a two-set lead.’
- ‘Mr Yeo warned the whole event was in danger of becoming bogged down in costly bureaucracy, and that the Government was in danger of squandering a valuable opportunity to promote Britain.’
- ‘Bolton boss Sam Allardyce could not hide his frustration at seeing his side squander a lead yet again.’
- ‘Last night, he said it had betrayed millions of people by squandering its opportunity to become a major political party.’
- ‘It is sad that we have squandered the opportunity with the ending of the Cold War.’
- ‘Horlock then squandered three chances inside four minutes.’
- ‘The errors are creeping into Ferrero’s game now as he squanders an opportunity to earn a break point at 30-30.’
- ‘With the defeat in Barbados, the unpredictable Pakistan side squandered the opportunity of winning their first-ever Test series.’
- ‘I regret to say that I think the president has squandered some opportunities that we had.’
- ‘Yet, they squandered these opportunities by not working hard enough.’
- ‘During his time as governor, the enemies were student protesters who, Reagan argued, were squandering the opportunities hard-working taxpayers so kindly provided.’
- ‘It’s not an awful film, just a painfully average one that squanders its opportunity to make something great out of the justifiably heralded source material.’
- ‘They always give away too many silly goals and squander too many easy chances.’
- ‘Clearly, a failure of vision at this moment would squander that opportunity.’
- ‘But what we must do, above all else, is not squander the opportunities we have.’
- ‘The second team, however, squandered every advantage or failed to maintain a steady pace when its time came.’
- ‘He squandered a real opportunity to do something about homelessness and hunger.’
- ‘Both sides then squandered chances with Motherwell especially culpable in passing up three golden opportunities in quick succession.’
- ‘They squandered the opportunity and will surely rue that decision.’
- ‘A washed-out match may present the Windies with their best chance of avoiding another defeat after squandering a terrific opportunity at St George’s Park.’
Late 16th century: of unknown origin.
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Definition of Squander
Examples of Squander in a sentence
Because time is one thing you can never get back again, you should always make an effort not to squander a minute on trivial pursuits. 🔊
Eddie has a tendency to squander his entire allowance on comic books and action figures. 🔊
Since the beginning of human existence, the abundance of nature has inspired us to squander our natural resources, which is why we’re in the mess we’re in now. 🔊
Dina didn’t want to squander her good mood in the darkness of a movie theater, so she persuaded her friends to go dancing instead. 🔊
It is a sad commentary when the wealthy are cheated out of their fortunes because they employed corrupt or incompetent financial managers who squander other people’s money. 🔊
Even though you have your entire future ahead of you, don’t squander any opportunities just because you’re waiting for something better to come along. 🔊
I couldn’t believe it when I heard that the young virtuoso had decided to squander his talent as a violinist and become a game show host. 🔊
There are a lot of deceitful characters out there who prey on the elderly in an effort to get them to squander what little money they have from their pensions or Social Security. 🔊
When the head of the company decided to invest in all-new technology in every department, the Chief Financial Officer was afraid that he was about to squander all the profits. 🔊
Because he was afraid that his children would squander his fortune, the famous singer omitted them from his will. 🔊
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