spent

Definitions

  • Washington spent five happy years at Mount Vernon
    Washington spent five happy years at Mount Vernon
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj spent depleted of energy, force, or strength "impossible to grow tobacco on the exhausted soil","the exhausted food sources","exhausted oil wells"
    • adj spent drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted "the day's shopping left her exhausted","he went to bed dog-tired","was fagged and sweaty","the trembling of his played out limbs","felt completely washed-out","only worn-out horses and cattle","you look worn out"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 18% of an Americans income is spent on transportation
    • Spent (Zoöl) Exhausted of spawn or sperm; -- said especially of fishes.
    • Spent Exhausted; worn out; having lost energy or motive force. "Now thou seest me Spent , overpowered, despairing of success.""Heaps of spent arrows fall and strew the ground."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Charles Darwin spent 39 years studying earthworms
    • spent Nearly or quite exhausted or worn out; having lost force or vitality; inefficient; impotent: generally in a comparative sense. A spent deer or other animal is one that has been chased or wounded nearly to death. A spent ball is a flying ball (from a gun) that has so nearly lost its impulse as to be unable to penetrate an object struck by it, though it may occasionally inflict a dangerous contused wound. A spent bill of lading or other commercial document is one that has fulfilled its purpose and should be canceled.
    • spent Exhausted by spending or spawning; of fish, having spawned.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: More than $1 billion is spent each year on neck ties in the United States
    • adj Spent exhausted: impotent: of fish, exhausted by spawning
    • pa.t., pa.p Spent spent of spend.
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Quotations

  • Marcel Marceau
    Marcel Marceau
    “I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content.”
  • Junius
    Junius
    “The lives of the best of us are spent in choosing between evils.”
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel%20Butler
    “He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most. God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us.”
  • Robert of Doncaste
    Robert of Doncaste
    “What I gave I have, what I spent I had; and what I left I lost.”
  • Tryon Edwards
    Tryon%20Edwards
    “What we gave, we have; What we spent, we had; What we left, we lost.”

Usage

In literature:

The next day was spent in riotous rejoicing.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
At last the storm spent itself.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
I spent a week at Brunswick, in an expensive hotel.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
But he might as well have spent the same time studying the face of the Sphynx.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
He afterwards spent some time in Germany, and on his return to England was incorporated M.A.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
A large number of men spent a half, and even three-quarters of their earnings in drink.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
Days come during every week when time is spent in the study of laundry chemistry.
"Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements" by Various
The first night the Battalion spent in camp there was a terrible thunder-storm, one of the worst in years.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
We spent thirty hours over it, and that was considered good going.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
We've spent one pleasant morning together, haven't we?
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
They spent about a month here.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
We tramped and trained south through Italy and spent the winter in Rome.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
I spent a great deal of time with these publications and to them a large part of my education is due.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Captain Burnett spent half his time with his cousins, oscillating between Woodcote and his lodgings in town.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
I returned to the Squaw River and spent the half of another year up there.
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
The profits were large, but he spent all he got as he received it.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
Here we spent the night.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
I am glad you have not spent them all at the doctor's.
"Edelweiss" by Berthold Auerbach
The day is spent as all others are spent.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
As she had some shopping to do for the baby, she spent the early afternoon in this manner.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
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In poetry:

That age is best, which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times, still succeed the former.
"To The Virgins, To Make Much Of Time" by Robert Herrick
God of all beauty, though the world is thine,
Our faith grows often faint, oft hope is spent;
Show us Thyself in all things fair and fine,
Teach us the stars' content.
"Nocturne" by Virna Sheard
I give back to the earth what the earth gave,
All to the furrow, none to the grave,
The candle's out, the spirit's vigil spent;
Sight may not follow where the vision went.
"The Poet's Testament" by George Santayana
When spent with endless Grief I die at last
Delia may come, and see my poor Remains,—
Oh Delia, after such an Absence past,
Can'st thou still love, and not forget my Pains?
"Elegy IX: He has lost Delia" by James Hammond
'Twas long after, I came to know
My gift she never spent,
But gave to one of greater woe,
And wearily she went . . .
To be of charity a part,—
That stabbed her to the heart.
"Charity" by Robert W Service
Ah, for those nights on the sand
Under the palms by the sea,
For the strange dream of those days
Spent in the passionate land,
For your youth given to me,
I am your debtor always!
"Palm Trees" by Laurence Hope

In news:

WASHINGTON, Nov 4— In his five years as president of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Ronald R Peterson has spent much of his time trying to make ends meet.
Otis Birdsong , who spent 12 seasons in the NBA, joined WFAA Saturday morning to talk about the 2-Star Basketball Camp that runs from July 16-20 at the Mark Cuban Heroes Basketball Center in Dallas.
We spent a lot of time this summer tying the success of Chicago's defense to the performance of defensive tackle Tommie Harris, who was hoping to overcome knee problems and rebound off a sub-par year.
Jack Danielson, 83, spent final 30 years in Forest Lake.
He and his administration spent last weekend blaming the explosion of violence against America in the Middle East on a moronic anti-Muhammad video that's been on YouTube for months.
South Africa's Jacob Zuma spent $28 million of public money to make his house cooler.
I spent 12 months in Vietnam as a member of the US Army (1968-69).
A hard rain turned the red-dirt driveway in front of the Blockers ' house into a lake on one of the nights I spent there.
RENTON – Zach Miller spent the 2011 season – his first in Seattle – mostly as a blocker , but the sure-handed tight end is back to being a productive receiver again.
Zach Miller spent the 2011 season &ndash.
Almost seven years have passed since I spent some time in the Middle East.
Carter spent the last four seasons as an assistant at Western Michigan.
He spent 69 years of his life in Wichita, Kan.
750 million spent in TV ads in 9 states, including Wisconsin.
I've spent a lot of time at the public library.
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In science:

While the walk on the quotiented graph is described by equation (4), the coefficient probably comes from the average time spent in each block.
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
We investigate the distribution of the time spent by a random walker to the right of a boundary moving with constant velocity v .
Statistics of the occupation time for a random walk in the presence of a moving boundary
What can be said about the shape of C ? Since p > pc (q), there is little cost in having large volume , and the price is spent around its boundary .
The Random-Cluster Model
During this stay, the system can oscillate between states 1 and 2, so that the value of P depends on the time spent at resonance and at some values of ˜ε it turns to zero.
Effects of nonlinear sweep in the Landau-Zener-Stueckelberg effect
Thus the reduction of the shear modulus is only half that expected from the spent energy.
Energy landscape - a key concept for the dynamics of glasses and liquids
Also, the fraction of the WC phase spent with lower C/He and O/He ratios is longer in models with rotation.
Stellar evolution with rotation X: Wolf-Rayet star populations at solar metallicity
N (ω) ) and tj+1 is the time spent at xj+1 during such a first visit.
Mott law as lower bound for a random walk in a random environment
The measurement of the time of the signal transmitted from the PM to the DAQ is evaluated recording the arrival time and subtracting the time spent by the pulse to reach each tile: the time resolution results to be less than 10 ns.
Test results of a prototype designed to detect horizontal cosmic ray flux
However, all three algorithms differ significantly on a time spent for one MC sweep and we will be more interested in the time required to generate the next uncorrelated configuration.
Criticality of the random-site Ising model: Metropolis, Swendsen-Wang and Wolff Monte Carlo algorithms
Let Tαβ denotes the time spent on the wire (αβ ).
Functionals of the Brownian motion, localization and metric graphs
We spent 2001 designing, testing, and verifying the search pipeline with the large data stream from this telescope.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Let tx be the total time spent by the system in energy state Ex , within the total observation period (0, t).
A Random Walk to a Non-Ergodic Equilibrium Concept
We obtain from the simulations, the total time spent by the particle on lattice point x = 0, namely at the minimum of the potential.
A Random Walk to a Non-Ergodic Equilibrium Concept
Let t+ be the total time spent in state +, within the time period (0, t).
A Random Walk to a Non-Ergodic Equilibrium Concept
In particular, we show that almost surely, at any time n large enough, the random walker has spent almost all of its lifetime in the two deepest valleys of the environment it has encountered.
Valleys and the maximum local time for random walk in random environment
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