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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of spoil.
- adj. Of food, that has deteriorated to the point of no longer being usable or edible.
- adj. Having a selfish or greedy character due to pampering.
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- adj. (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
- adj. having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention
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France, as the old Duke once said with great truth, has been already _under water several times, what could be spoiled has been spoiled_, what remains _is pretty solid_.
Those farms he'd bought in Kentucky and the sour experience there of having the title spoiled and then moving to Indiana, and he didn't prosper there -- I think these experiences, and also to some degree maybe the people he associated with, sapped Thomas 'ambition.
Bjarne Riis blasts what he calls the spoiled attitude among young pros coming through the ranks and says, without sacrifice, all the natural talent in the world will help you win.
This was not, however, the case of Natura; and though he would doubtless have been what we call a spoiled child, had he been for any length of time permitted to do just what he pleased, yet the nurse being discharged, he fell again under the jurisdiction of his mother-in-law, who had now more excuse than ever for treating him with severity.
So "spoiled" is the perfect word Claudia, unless you can come up with something better.
What you consider "spoiled" is progress for the people who count - the people of these communities.
I do not believe helping people and treating them nice will spoil them, I certainly don't think that coming to Mexico and staying aloof from the locals so they don't get spoiled is being apart of their community.
The name spoiled her for him, just as the Jameson mouth spoiled her son for him.
Miss Beveridge had beautiful features, but the listless gloom of her expression spoiled what beauty she might still have possessed.
You'll get to deal with both the entitled spoiled brats AND the parents who raised them this way.