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3. weary, drained, fagged.
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Historical Examples of well-spent

  • It were a well-spent journey, Though seven deaths lay between.

    Clare Avery

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • That good old umbrella after a well-spent life to get you into a trap like that.

    In Apple-Blossom Time

    Clara Louise Burnham

  • Meanwhile, he smoked and dwelt on the serene reminiscences of a well-spent life.

    The Huntress

    Hulbert Footner

  • How should an old man live his days if not in dreaming of his well-spent past?

    Five Tales

    John Galsworthy

  • Well, why should one not enjoy a merry evening after a well-spent day?

    A Doll's House

    Henrik Ibsen

British Dictionary definitions for well-spent


adjective (well spent when postpositive)
  1. (of time or money) usefully or profitably spent or expended


  1. the past tense and past participle of spend
  1. used up or exhausted; consumed
  2. (of a fish) exhausted by spawning
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