The chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte, situated about a league from Melun, had been built by Fouquet in 1655, at a time when there was a scarcity of money in France; Mazarin had taken all that there was, and Fouquet expended
It must blaze up, indeed, with a great brilliance the dull printer's ink expended
on the assemblage of the few letters that form the ship's name to the anxious eyes scanning the page in fear and trembling.
"The surpluses will have to be expended
somehow," he answered; "and trust the oligarchs to find a way.
And when he recalled all the incidents of the tour, when he counted up the sums expended
in pure loss and on his own account, when he thought that the immense stake, added to the heavy charges of this useless journey, would completely ruin Mr.
It was a hard trial of the courage and means of an individual to have to fit out another costly expedition, where so much had already been expended
, so much uncertainty prevailed, and where the risk of loss was so greatly enhanced, that no insurance could be effected.
The victual in plantations, ought to be expended
almost as in a besieged town; that is, with certain allowance.
Worst of all, the energy expended
on this work was not simply wasted.
So confident were they of that ultimate prospect, that the wealth already thus obtained was religiously expended
in engines and machinery for the boring of wells and the conveyance of that precious water which the exhausted river had long since ceased to yield.
The men, having hurled themselves in projectile fashion, had presently expended
Their whole time is expended
and their ingenuity tasked by endeavors to eclipse each other in dress and decoration.
But Napoleon with his long experience of war well knew the meaning of a battle not gained by the attacking side in eight hours, after all efforts had been expended
. He knew that it was a lost battle and that the least accident might now- with the fight balanced on such a strained center- destroy him and his army.
His mighty strokes bade fair to close up the distance between us in short order, for at best I could make but slow progress with my unfamiliar craft, which nosed stubbornly in every direction but that which I desired to follow, so that fully half my energy was expended
in turning its blunt prow back into the course.