five-hundred-dollar love

five-hundred-dollar

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  • The FBI must have had the last laugh when her parents, in their naïveté, hired a complete shyster to obtain her divorce—they paid a five-hundred-dollar retainer, with the promise of another five hundred—only to have him turn around and try to blackmail them for more.

    A Covert Affair

  • No miner'd look at it; yet they washed five-hundred-dollar pans and took out fifty million dollars.

    LIKE ARGUS OF THE ANCIENT TIMES

  • Tonight that table had been removed and replaced by several cozy seating sections for people to lounge on while they noshed on seafood skewers and swigged five-hundred-dollar champagne.

    Ominous

  • Men never talked of luck and pluck and five-hundred-dollar dirt without bringing in the name of Axel Gunderson; nor could tales of nerve or strength or daring pass up and down the camp-fire without the summoning of his presence.

    An Odyssey of the North

  • Never, for so simple a task, had they been so well paid; for, to each, in addition to office charges, he gave a five-hundred-dollar bill, with the promise of another if he succeeded.

    Chapter III

  • The day after the story appeared in the Californian, he hightailed it out of San Francisco with three hundred dollars in his pocket and a five-hundred-dollar bail bond in his hand for the release of his friend Steve Gillis, who had been arrested by the local police for braining a bartender with a beer mug.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • The lecture tour had gone well, fake holdup notwithstanding, but it was a lot of work and a lot of traveling for the money earned, a fact brought home forcibly to Twain when the local sheriff attached some of his earnings to cover various outstanding debts in Nevada and California, possibly including his two-year-old five-hundred-dollar bail bond for Steve Gillis.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • At that time, all I had was a Discover credit card with a five-hundred-dollar limit.

    Misty

  • Kate sat down in her five-hundred-dollar ergonomically correct swivel chair and clicked her computer on.

    Substitute Me

  • I think I could get used to a five-hundred-dollar hoodie.

    Last Night at Chateau Marmont

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