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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of economize.


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  • And then it was bed-time — kerosene must be economized — and he wound his watch, entered the weather in his diary, and took off his shoes, the right shoe first, and placed them, just so, side by side, at the foot of the bed on his side.


  • What we lose when we go that ideological route is the possibility of coordinated, cooperative, non-economized collective action — government in the hoped-for and often unrealized sense of democracy — which is one of the only levers we have that might be used to counter global capitalism.

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  • Universities economized on the most expensive aspect of providing an education books, by having one person read the book to many others.

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  • He no longer bought books, and he economized in petty ways and sought to delay the inevitable end; though he did not know how to economize, and brought the end nearer by a week when he gave his sister Marian five dollars for a dress.

    Chapter 14

  • In the movie it is the footman of the Grand Duke on behalf of the Prince who performs the actual fitting, but with so many fidgety kids on stage, the drama teacher economized the happy ending.

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  • Fish consumption in Japan has dropped off in recent years as diet habits Westernized, demographics shifted and households economized.

    Tiny Fish Spur Widening Worry

  • At stake are millions of dollars in sales lost during the recession, when consumers cut back discretionary spending and economized on things like hair products.

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  • On the novel side of timeshares, I have learned of people who have economized by planning their vacation around the bonuses they receive for the timeshare presentations.

    Timeshares in Mexico

  • More than the citizens of any other advanced society, Americans have traditionally economized on their involvement with national politics, let alone with foreign affairs.

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  • Thus, he had economized in the wrong place; now, at the very start of his career, when he would have needed to wear clean clothes, he would have to appear in a dirty shirt.

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