Definition of 'spent'
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The couple met eight years ago after months spent gazing at each other from afar. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The days spent scouring the seas for whales to save are long and dreary. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Research for the book required long days spent sifting through archives. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Gone are the days spent queuing at chaotic booths. Times, Sunday Times (2007)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)He added that detectives had discovered at least 25 spent cartridges at the scene. Times, Sunday Times (2012)After months spent retraining the army Baghdad must show that it can turn back the tide. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They are lurching to the left, after all those years spent hauling themselves on to centre ground. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He too has not had much time off over the summer, his days spent compiling training schedules. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A couple of hours spent tidying it is time well spent. Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)He paced back and forth, cold and aching from one night too many spent sleeping on hard ground. 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)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)So, no nights spent throwing TVs out of hotel windows then? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Their first album is the result of hours spent jamming in the cellar of an empty East End pub. 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) Hours spent waiting for anyone to come in and when they do, it's only to ask directions. 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)
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