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- v. to be spent or finished
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One of Sparta’s past Kings had run short of money and had married the daughter of a Corinthian merchant in order to obtain a dowry of 4,000 cattle.
Without Meleager to help him, Cletus would soon run short of money and be forced to give up the life of pleasure he now enjoyed ..
It had been an easy campaign; Jugurtha’s army never appeared, the settlements were incapable of resisting the Roman advance, and at no time had they run short of either food or water.