wasting

[ US /ˈweɪstɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /wˈe‍ɪstɪŋ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
  2. any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
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How To Use wasting In A Sentence

  • Life isn't a competition. It's a journey. If you spend that journey always trying to impress others, to outdo others, you're wasting your journey.
  • I've harped on about this before, but was interested in Bryan Caplan's critqiue of the Levy-Peart project: I'm going after analytical egalitarians because they're wasting their talent and energy defending the undefendable. Baffled by "Analytical Egalitarianism", Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • Plus the clothes here were perfectly fine, and I wasn't wasting my money on some sleazy outfit from some swanky store just for a date.
  • We got straight down to business without wasting time on small talk.
  • But aren't we wasting breath speculating on the potential of Merlot from the FL? 2008 Harvest Report: Finger Lakes
  • Another seemingly plausible, but impracticable scheme is feared to end up wasting the nation's energy and worsening social division.
  • The airline is clearly a wasting asset.
  • Carpathia that he has often grumbled to the officers for what he called absurd precautions in lying to and wasting his time, which he regarded as very valuable; but after hearing of the Titanic's loss he recognized that he was to some extent responsible for the speed at which she had travelled, and would never be so again. The Loss of the S. S. Titanic Its Story and Its Lessons
  • Besides, a little time-wasting never hurt anybody.
  • Why are so many cash-strapped councils wasting money on this kind of post? Times, Sunday Times
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