Definition of 'spent'
Example sentences containing 'spent'
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It may have been to mask the facial ravages of four sleepless nights spent fretting over his first war.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Often this is quite understandable as one interview follows another in what may be a period of days spent interviewing.How to Face Interviews (1981) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2015) Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990) A Time of War (1993)
After years spent honing the lessons, she was on the verge of giving up when people began taking notice.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The first six months of the year should be spent monitoring the budget and the second six months spent planning and approving the new budget.Christianity Today (2000)
All those years spent trying to stay relevant and then you reach an age when you realise it doesn't matter anymore.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Nights spent hugging your child in the hope that she might sleep, listening anxiously to her breathing and always fearing the worst.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
After years spent researching the subject he concluded that the answers lay in attending church, joining sports clubs and watching soap operas.EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)
Hours spent beefing up his physique in the gymnasium enabled him to add a yard of pace and he has recorded speeds touching 90mph.Times, Sunday Times (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2007)
That is just as well, given a past pitted with turmoil and the hours spent crying on the floor this year after making her biggest sacrifice.Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2010)
After nine weeks spent fending for themselves, many animals have died and those that remain are starving, thirsty and vulnerable to disease.Times, Sunday Times (2011) The Sun (2015)
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