To lay out, apply, or employ in any way; to consume by use; to use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations; to spend; as, they expend money for food or in charity; to expend time labor, and thought; to expend hay in feeding cattle, oil in a lamp, water in mechanical operations.
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui. Helen Keller
Did you know there's a difference between being busy and being fruitful? Did you ever stop to think that just being busy - running around in circles all day but not accomplishing anything - is the same as wasting your time? It's frustrating to expend so much energy and time and not have any fruit from your effort! Joyce Meyer
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. Albert Camus
I expend far too much of my maternal energies on guilt and regret. Ayelet Waldman
Death is the great hope of all life; the desire to expend itself; to be used and consumed by its own longing for itself. Bryant H. McGill