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  • v. Present participle of expend.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of spending money for goods or services


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  • I also know wealthy families who have no interest in expending the extra time or money to educate their children outside of public schools.

    Sound Politics: "Educators seek way to close achievement gap"

  • A Cobra rolled in expending on the area and seemed to indicate a pick up point.

    Shepard, Vernon C.

  • The Board of Education secures the money that is necessary to operate the schools for the year and there is no wastage in expending these funds.

    What Makes a Good School?

  • A would-be artist in youth, the notion of expending countless hours to produce something of beauty and value came naturally.

    Michael Henry Adams: Some Great New Books!

  • I expressed some degree of skepticism about SN because of its conceptual nature and the idea of expending a lot of energy and political capital on the concept of service in a large umbrella organization that is basically acting as PR for all service organizations in the coalition.

    Lynne Glasner: ServiceNation Brings Out McCain, Obama and New York Youth

  • Isolationists likewise bristle at the idea of expending blood or treasure in an open-ended commitment to spread our values.

    More on spreading democracy as a foreign policy

  • Politicians usually cloak their imperial designs while campaigning because the idea of expending American blood and money in obscure places halfway around the world does not appeal to average Americans.

    Peace Perspectives

  • Although cash incentives tend to make people work harder, expending too much effort can actually hinder tasks that require creativity, problem solving, and concentration.

    Quick Study

  • They both stem from the banks 'insatiable desire to earn the maximum amount of money while expending the minimum amount of effort, with the least possible real-world interaction.

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: Automated Greed Factories: How Soulless Banking Is Crushing the Economy

  • By this point in my evening with Abramoff, I was expending all my energy keeping my jaw off the floor, so I never did hear how that particular problem was solved.



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