pity to waste

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  • All the good food had to be left behind, and we thought it would be a pity to waste it. Cited from Everyman's Land, by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • Of course, if the married state is a happy state, it's a pity to waste any of it. Cited from The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan
  • They argued that, according to my method, no success could be expected, and it was a pity to waste such fine models. Cited from Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, Tr. Symonds
  • "It seems rather a pity to waste our tickets; so many wish to see the play." Cited from Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2), by Frank Harris
  • "What a pity to waste so much money!" Cited from The Unclassed, by George Gissing
  • It's a pity to waste his time. Cited from Tristram of Blent, by Anthony Hope
  • Well now, since that is happily arranged, it would be a pity to waste any of this lovely morning. Cited from The Mummy and Miss Nitocris, by George Griffith
  • No; it would be a pity to waste that upon a heathen. Cited from Hypatia, by Charles Kingsley
  • For by this time I had prepared my speech from the dock, and it seemed a pity to waste it. Cited from If I May, by A. A. Milne
  • The evenings are so lovely for dancing, and with so many young officers here, it seems such a pity to waste so much time. Cited from Marion's Faith, by Charles King
  • What a pity to waste such a lovely blush on me! Cited from The Keeper of the Door, by Ethel M. Dell
  • "It would be such a pity to waste the coffee, Lennie, when you only wanted to see my hands." Cited from 'Way Down East, by Joseph R. Grismer
  • Then it occurred to me that it was a pity to waste it after having ordered it, and, besides, I might get to like it before I had finished. Cited from Diary of a Pilgrimage, by Jerome K. Jerome
  • But as the preparations had been made, it seemed a pity to waste them, so they were married a second time, and sat down to the wedding feast. Cited from The Lilac Fairy Book, by Andrew Lang, Ed.
  • I was, waiting in the hall for her, ready to start, which is a stipulation she always makes, as she says it is such a pity to waste time. Cited from The Professional Aunt, by Mary C.E. Wemyss
  • They think dancing is wrong, and Italian a loss of time, and "it's a pity to waste my young years upon German." Cited from Wych Hazel, by Susan and Anna Warner
  • "Seems most a pity to waste good liquor on such a wicious little beggar, don't it, sir?" Cited from Fire Island, by G. Manville Fenn
  • But it is a pity to waste kisses on a dying man. Cited from King Arthur's Socks, by Floyd Dell
  • Comrade Outwood has gone over to dinner at the School House, and it would be a pity to waste a somewhat golden opportunity. Cited from Mike and Psmith, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • I heard him say right out to the anaesthetist, it seemed a pity to waste good ether on me, as there wasn't one chance in five to save my life. Cited from Everyman's Land, by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
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