- n. a quantity of money
“It may here be remembered, that I related a few pages back, that I hired out a sum of money to Mr. Robert Stanton, and took his note for it.”
“People began to say that it was not his first piece of folly — that Dorf had received a large sum of money to hold his tongue and go away; other people said that she had received it.”
“This charter to contain the five great points which the Resultat of December offered on the part of the King, the abolition of pecuniary privileges offered by the privileged orders, & the adoption of the National debt and a grant of the sum of money asked from the nation.”
“One Panis, * who is in the Comite de Surveillance, had, a few days previous to these dreadful events, become, I know not on what occasion, the depositary of a large sum of money belonging to a gentleman of his section.”
“For a long time he found himself stuck close by the side of Miss Fitzgibbon, — Miss Aspasia Fitzgibbon, — who had once relieved him from terrible pecuniary anxiety by paying for him a sum of money which was due by him on her brother's account.”
“According to Stuey, King borrowed a large sum of money from Johnny Chan and promptly lost it.”
“The Baschkirs rely upon their ` ` devil-seer '' who discovers the presence of the evil spirit and drives him away if rewarded by the present of a sum of money or a fat sheep.”
“Such a large sum of money would go a long way toward helping to pay off Uncle Owens ten-thousand-dollar debt.”
“The first Trewhella, Alfred John, had died two years ago, leaving his wife with a neat sum of money and this house, “St. Columb”, and also with a little girl named Gladys, who came running in shaking her long brown hair just after the Somers appeared.”
“When these things came to the ears of the Sultan, he was greatly pleased with the prompt obedience of Ashimullah, and sent him a large sum of money and his own miniature, magnificently set in diamonds.”
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