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  • v. Present participle of defray.


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  • Asking for direct contributions assists in defraying the cost.

    A wedding and christening in rural Oaxaca: The mandate of tradition

  • The offer is still on the table to the RTD though and I'm trying to convince Ross over at RVA News to let a writer follow me and then make it a feature on their site, with RVA News maybe "defraying" some of the cost. wink wink* We'll see.


  • And like so many other dedicated artists who get sick, he needs help defraying his medical and living expenses.

    Michael Sigman: Moogy Klingman Passes

  • A tax on cigarettes, for example, may further the regulatory goal of defraying the costs of medicare, even if no money from the tax goes to fund medicare.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Health insurance mandate as a privacy right violation

  • This is a two-headed monster: Current managers are expected to foresee and forestall future debacles while paying for past debacles, and the issue of Current managers defraying lost-term Profits for immediate short-term Windfall profits.

    Asbestos Litigation Costs, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • You also might contact Mercedes-Benz, which may offer a discount or another way of defraying the cost.

    Me & My Car

  • Employers will find that the most economic means of defraying this cost is to reduce coverage to below taxation levels and instead raise employee pay.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Right’s Opportunity in Health Reform

  • He added it might prove necessary to ensure the security of these conquests “by making adequate appropriation for the purpose of erecting fortifications and defraying the expense necessarily incident to the maintenance of our possession of authority over them.”

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • It provided the $2 million “for the purpose of defraying any extraordinary expenses which may be incurred in the intercourse between the United States and foreign nations … to be applied under the direction of the President of the United States, who shall cause an account of the expenditure thereof to be laid before Congress as soon as may be.”

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • One of the worst culprits, defraying the cost of administrative staff with a constant stream of interns, is the House of Commons.

    Support the Tories? That's a steep price for an internship


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