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spent

(of a fish) exhausted by spawning
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He had spent three months in London now, and except for that one Sunday at Hampstead had never talked to anyone but his fellow-clerks.
A day or two will be spent here in looking over the wonderful subterraneous fortifications, permission to visit these galleries being readily obtained.
He spent a few moments in flourishing his clothes and then vanished, without having glanced at the lambrequin.
I spent great part of this day in perplexing myself on these things; but at length, seeing the ship almost dry, I went upon the sand as near as I could, and then swam on board.
Prince Andrew spent half his time at Bald Hills with his father and his son, who was still in the care of nurses.
During the strike, of course, they spent all that they had saved, and would often return to work in debt at the same wages, or would move to another mine at considerable expense.
Blase and inert, I spent my evenings generally at the Chateau des Fleurs, where I would get fuddled and then dance the cancan (which, in that establishment, was a very indecent performance) with eclat.
He got the land at a low price but had spent a large sum of money to improve it.
I spent the most part of all these three days in the creek, washing off the plantation scurf, and preparing myself for my departure.
This was obvious enough, and the remedy as obvious,--separate bedrooms, and a month's holiday in each year to be spent apart (notoriously all people of quality had separate bedrooms, and see how happy they were
After a week spent in professions of love and schemes of felicity, Mr.
Mrs Western was soon reconciled to her niece Sophia, and hath spent two months together with her in the country.