- n. Plural form of pawnbroker.
“A still greater profit to the pawnbrokers is the penny fraud.”
“In London, the battle is fought, on an average, at least, once a week; and idleness, and the profits of those sort of petty usurers, called pawnbrokers, are greatly promoted by it.”
“What would you say, if I should anatomize some of those vile wretches called pawnbrokers, that lend money and goods to poor people, who are by necessity forced to such an inconvenience; and will make, by one trick or other, the interest of what they so lend amount to thirty, forty, yea sometimes fifty pound by the year; notwithstanding the principal is secured by a sufficient pawn; which they will keep too at last, if they find any shift to cheat the wretched borrower.”
“In the yellow pages, the Beverly Loan Co. is listed under "pawnbrokers," but Jean Zimmelman prefers "collateral lender," as do, no doubt, her clients who come from L. A.'s better addresses to her shop off Rodeo Drive.”
“Bunyan describes all 'pawnbrokers' to have been 'vile wretches,' and, in extortion, the women to be worse than the men.”
“Provident says its interest rates are "substantially lower" than the limit imposed on New York pawnbrokers.”
“They are more likely to sell inexpensive handguns, to be pawnbrokers, to be located in urban areas, and to be patronized by would-be gun buyers who ... are prohibited from owning guns.”
“To make ends meet, Joe – formerly a high-earning insurance underwriter until the credit crisis took his job and everything else from him – worked in a pawnbrokers.”
“And pawnbrokers who own their own property can offer a broader selection.”
“This city now boasts 390 pawnbrokers—double the pre-recession count.”
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