useless expenditure

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In society there were silly conversations lasting half a minute, cool acquaintanceships founded on such half-minutes, general reciprocity of suspicion, overcrowding, insufficient ventilation, bad music badly executed, late hours, unwholesome food, intoxicating liquors, jealous competition in useless expenditure, husband-hunting, flirting, dancing, theatres, and concerts.
Inexperienced in government, she plunged into all manner of useless expenditure, and swamped her treasury almost in a day.
Though we may believe that these images are far from being faithful representations of who we are, we would miss the point if we thought this was nothing but a useless expenditure of effort.
" We can't allow such extravagant and useless expenditure to be borne by the taxpayer when a hall was already there," Kaur said.
Whether it was enhanced interrogation techniques, or FBI stings that focused on individuals with few or no real ties to Al-Qaeda, or the useless expenditure of funds on fruitless and unfocused data collection, law enforcement and national security officials spent a decade struggling with, rather than mastering, the ways to detect and counter Al-Qaeda.
The minister said that useless expenditure must be avoided in future to achieve progress in all sectors.
But what upset me just as much was thinking about how much the council spends on its hospitality budget and other useless expenditure.
While Tinguely's animate amalgam of detritus evoked neo-Dada's spirit of anarchic, useless expenditure, Fuller's Dymaxion construction exemplified a visionary dream of technology's revolutionary potential.
Bataille contrasted this restricted economy with the "general economy" which has ultimate authority in the cosmos and is governed by the principle of useless expenditure. Seen from the perspective of general economy, Bataille wrote, "a human sacrifice, the construction of a church or the gift of a jewel were no less interesting than the sale of wheat" (qtd.
Normal-form calculation is not only a useless expenditure of mental energy, but it gives an undeserved implicit value to normal forms, which are not the easiest or most useful way to memorize and understand most collections of pitch-classes" (p.
I AGREE with another respondent that a swimming pool at the airport is a useless expenditure and further waste of funds on future maintenance and customer support services because costs will be passed on to travellers who would resent having to pay for a pool at the airport!
It is the duty of all politicians to cooperate so as to put an end to these problems, stop useless expenditures, and adopt serious accountability measures," the former PM argued.