One of her brothers, Charaxus, fell in love with a courtesan named Doricha upon whom he squandered his property.
He squandered the resources left to him by his father, and made himself hateful to all classes of his subjects by his exactions and tyranny.
Surrounded by a crowd of slaves, mistresses and flatterers, he permitted his empire to be administered by unworthy favourites, while he squandered the money wrung from his provinces on costly buildings and expensive gifts to the churches of his metropolis.
The Celman administration, in violation of the trust, then sold the specie and squandered the proceeds, leaving the provincial bank notes without guarantee and value.
The pity of it is that he should have squandered his powers in a futile attempt to create an entirely new category of literature.
In concluding treaties with the vassal princes since 1905, the Dutch have kept in view the necessity of compelling them properly to administer the revenues of their states, which some of them formerly squandered in their personal uses.
Though regiments were disbanded, fleets put out of commission and fortresses dismantled to save the cost of their upkeep, the Crown paid nearly 10o,000 yearly for the maintenance of this new hierarchy, and squandered untold wealth on the erection of churches and monasteries.
When submission to Rome had somewhat improved his position he squandered his last resources in a new and unsuccessful war with France (1214), and enraged the feudal classes by new claims for military service and scutages.
When Jean found out that her mother had squandered her college savings, she was angry and aghast.
His patrons had been taken away by death, or estranged by the riotous profusion with which he squandered their bounty, and the ungrateful insolence with which he rejected their advice.
The problem of obtaining a firm footing on the Baltic coast, on which Ivan the Terrible had squandered his resources to no purpose, was now solved satisfactorily.
Hostilities had been resumed with England; the duke of Orleans had squandered the money raised for John's expedition against Calais; and the two rivals broke out into open threats.
The failure of the strike caused the Socialists to quarrel among themselves and to accuse each other of dishonesty in the management of party funds; it appeared in fact that the large sums collected throughout Italy on behalf of the strikers had been squandered or appropriated by the syndacalist leaders.
The finances were squandered in gratifying the king's unbridled prodigality, and the treasury was drained by his luxurious habits, by the innumerable gifts and pensions he distributed among his mistresses and courtiers, by his war expenses and by his magnificent buildings.
Why, again, had the effort and authoritj ~f feudal and popular resistance been squandered in.
Eastward the Empire was overrun by the Turks; from the north Bulgarians and Vlachs descended unchecked to ravage the plains of Macedonia and Thrace; while Alexius squandered the public treasure on his palaces and gardens.
His guardians, Cardinal Bak6cz and Count George of Brandenburg-Anspach, shamefully neglected him, squandered the royal revenues and distracted the whole kingdom with their endless dissensions.
ratepayers ' association, however, feared that rates would be squandered.
The raw materials purchased by Flemish, German or English traders were used in the establishment of productive industries, while Portugal received a vast influx of bullion, most of which was squandered on war, luxuries or the Church.
And Federer misses an easy forehand down the line, as the commentator says, a match point squandered.
But he squandered the advantage in the very next game by blasting a simple forehand long with the court at his mercy.
ill-gotten eBay profits have been squandered this month on a knock-down breadmaker which should be delivered shortly.
By contrast, the labor power of millions of German men and women was squandered in grossly inefficient peasant farming.
With chances having been squandered at both ends, it was County who succeeded in converting one to retake the lead on 81 minutes.
misspendill raise a stink about misspent foreign aid money squandered by the Pentagon's cronies through non-competitive bidding.
Loren Roberts squandered a five-stroke lead, then won a sudden death playoff over Eduardo Romero to capture the Senior British Open yesterday.
squandered several chances early on, had gone ahead on 32 minutes through Carlton Miller's well taken strike.
squandered possession with sloppy handling.
Dallas the TV series was synonymous with dodgy millions squandered by dodgy people.
squandered on a new generation of nuclear weapons without a vote in the House?
squandered on politically more fashionable schemes.
squandered more than 30 chances against Northern Ireland in a goalless qualifying match.
squandered much of the political capital it has built up in eastern Europe over the past decade.
Any quality series the terrestrial stations do get is often squandered.
The country ticks on overseas aid, which is taken grudgingly and then squandered.
Barry, you may have just squandered all of the good will we had going on.
We need such places for nature to work its wonders, not squandered for a catering area for more car users.
He had n't squandered it, he'd just not done anything useful with it.
squandered what was supposed to be the finest chance England have ever had of lifting the golden prize again.
The Chancellor must convince skeptical voters that the fruits of the strong economy have not been squandered.
In addition people saw millions squandered by an incompetent Government or the biggest white elephant ever the Dome.
In these he reveals himself as a not unworthy successor of Chaucer, and the pity of it is that he should have squandered his powers in a futile attempt to create an entire literature.
The quarrel at length became acute, and on both sides the populace clamoured from time to time for an appeal to arms, and the resources of both countries were squandered in military and naval preparations for a struggle.
Internal strife at first prevented the development of her resources, and then when the export of guano and nitrates supplied her treasury with an abundance of funds the money was squandered on extravagant enterprises and in corrupt practices.
When accused by Sulla (to whom he had been quaestor in 81 B.C.) of having squandered the public money, he refused to render any account, but insolently held out the calf of his leg (sera), on which part of the person boys were punished when they made mistakes.
On music, hunting, expensive feasts and theatrical performances money was squandered, while, with unexampled optimism the pope was blind to the deadly earnestness of the times.
His personal interference in government affairs was not very marked, and extended to little more than taking astute advantage of the constant issue of State loans during his reign to acquire wealth, which was squandered in building useless palaces and in other futile ways: he is even said to have profited, by means of "bear" sales, from the default on the Turkish debt in 1875 and the consequent fall in prices.
A ratepayers ' association, however, feared that rates would be squandered.
The visitors, who squandered several chances early on, had gone ahead on 32 minutes through Carlton Miller 's well taken strike.
Our forward were performing well in the set pieces and often when the home team got good ball they squandered possession with sloppy handling.
Would not it be an absolute outrage if billions were squandered on a new generation of nuclear weapons without a vote in the House?
The new millions raised would no doubt be squandered on politically more fashionable schemes.
However, it often is - they squandered more than 30 chances against Northern Ireland in a goalless qualifying match.
Over the past year, Berlin has squandered much of the political capital it has built up in eastern Europe over the past decade.
He had n't squandered it, he 'd just not done anything useful with it.
He has squandered what was supposed to be the finest chance England have ever had of lifting the golden prize again.
Her character was written out, her family squandered every penny she earned and she turned to adult films to make ends meet for a few years.
If you've squandered opportunities to save and invest wisely, you may be required to work to supplement your income.
But, in the 18th aentury, the monarchy, hypnotized by the classical battle-fields of Flanders and Italy, madly squandered the fruits of Colberts work as so much material for barter and exchange.
This bellicose policy, however, brought him into collision with the queen, who feared that the outbreak of war would diminish the revenues which she squandered in selfindulgence.
This it did at one time hold, when the treasure acquired by the discovery of America and the conquest of Mexico and Peru was squandered in the purchase of various commodities from England, the Netherlands and other countries.
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