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  • n. A spending improperly; a wasting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A spending improperly; a wasting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Wrong or useless expenditure; waste; ill employment.


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  • Wherefore, this being the manner of the man, I am not able to give an account unto myself or the reader of the misspense of more time in the review of such impertinencies.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • Our time is short, my friend, too short to allow an opportunity of retrieving almost any misspense of it; much more so to allow a redemption for any neglect to perform great public services when once happily in our power.

    Memoirs of Aaron Burr


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