waste time

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I'm not a man to waste time after my mind's made up and there's work on hand; so I said to the page:
We waste time," she remarked lightly, "and we may have callers at any moment.
Yet this may be a question having no answer "which is still worth asking," because the investigation shows that we can not argue historically from the dates in Plato; it would be useless therefore to waste time in inventing far-fetched reconcilements of them in order avoid chronological difficulties, such, for example, as the conjecture of C.
He played without ceasing, while you often waste time by being mad-dog or Mary-Annish.
Ah, Miss Lockwood, don't waste time by talking of his wife
he added, without the slightest interval, as though anxious not to waste time.
I wish with all my heart I were a man, for of course the first thing I should do would be to buy a spade and go and garden, and then I should have the delight of doing everything for my flowers with my own hands and need not waste time explaining what I want done to somebody else.
I don't waste time and words on their pouring the ink into the boy's hand, and telling him to look in it for a man at a distance, and for something in that man's pocket.
Oh, dear, I'm so sorry, for you'll get to liking it better and better, and will waste time and money, and grow like those dreadful boys.
Now, ladies, ladies,' he said, looking round with surprise, 'I'd advise you not to waste time like this.
Tarzan himself thought that this would probably prove to be the fact, so he did not waste time in an endeavour to locate the Russian's trail, but, instead, set out briskly for the village of M'ganwazam, leaving Tambudza to plod slowly in his wake.
Too anxious to waste time in circumlocution, she turned the conversation at once to the delicate and doubtful subject of the lost letter.

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