waste (v.) Old form(s): wast
pass, spend, while away
AYL II.iv.92[Celia as Aliena to all] I like this place, / And willingly could waste my time in it
MND II.i.57[Puck to Fairy] A merrier hour was never wasted
MV III.iv.12[Portia to Lorenzo] companions / That do converse and waste the time together
Per IV.iv.1[Gower alone] Thus time we waste
Tem V.i.303[Prospero to Alonso, of the night] I'll waste / With such discourse as ... shall make it / Go quick away
Ven.24[Venus to Adonis, of kissing] A summer's day will seem an hour but short, / Being wasted in such time-beguiling sport
Ven.583[Venus to Adonis] this night I'll waste in sorrow
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