WORD OF THE DAY

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spoil

Oh, you only spoil things for me.

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You're going to spoil me.

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I don't want to spoil them - or anyone else to spoil them.

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Roxanne had a set her cap for him and Adrienne had no intention of being the one to spoil her friends' plans.

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All the columns are Roman or Byzantine, and are the spoil of many ancient cities.

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And spoil all the fun for these nice people?

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Perhaps I spoil her, but really that seems the best plan.

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King Victor Emmanuel and Cavour both wrote to Garibaldi urging him not to spoil all by aiming at too much.

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Kutuzov alone would not see this and openly expressed his opinion that no fresh war could improve the position or add to the glory of Russia, but could only spoil and lower the glorious position that Russia had gained.

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It need scarcely be added that an immense quantity of spoil was conveyed away.

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As soon as the sun appeared in a clear strip of sky beneath the clouds, the wind fell, as if it dared not spoil the beauty of the summer morning after the storm; drops still continued to fall, but vertically now, and all was still.

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We'll not let Jerome Shipton spoil our days for us.

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The extant inventories of spoil carried off by the ancient conquerors include a variety of utensils and stuffs.

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Unlike Jonathan, though, Destiny had natural grandparents to spoil her – and they did.

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The Pisan fleet of three hundred sail, commanded by the archbishop Pietro Moriconi, attacked the Balearic Isles, where as many as 20,000 Christians were said to be held captive by the Moslems, and returned loaded with spoil and with a multitude of Christian and Moslem prisoners.

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In obedience to these they often travelled hundreds of miles in company with, or in the wake of, their intended victims before a safe opportunity presented itself for executing their design; and, when the deed was done, rites were performed in honour of that tutelary deity, and a goodly portion of the spoil was set apart for her.

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They had an entire week, so there was no need to rush into a conversation that might spoil everything.

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Helen was petted and caressed enough to spoil an angel; but I do not think it is possible to spoil her, she is too unconscious of herself, and too loving.

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There was little she could do other than put the food up so it wouldn't spoil and wait for him to come home.

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Even the division of the spoil is not made in the Iliad by Agamemnon, but by " the Achaeans " (Il.

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