from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. A past tense and a past participle of pay1.
- v. A past tense and a past participle of pay2.
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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of pay.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An old spelling of paid.
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But now, it looks like the message carried by Harry and Louise might be returning, once again payed for by an insurance industry desperately looking for any way to protect their profits in the face of competition and reform.
As I was unable to pay my bill online I just waited for my statement and once again payed with a check, I payed with a check until May when I called to ask them to fix my account once again, and they claimed I had a bad check.
PS sexual exploitation of brothel personnel is a far more honest form of abuse, since at least it is payed, meaning the service offered is in genuine demand.
He caulked the chasms with philosophic oakum, he 'payed' them with dialectic pitch, he sheathed them with copper and brass by means of audacious dogmatism and insolent quibbles, until the enemy seemed to have been silenced, and the vessel righted so far as to float.
I attended American schools and learned the things taught to legal immigrants, so I "payed" that price.
Aside from my reluctance to take financial wisdom seriously from someone who uses "payed" instead of "paid", (sank/sunk notwithstanding) you seem to be forgetting the huge number of corporations who _aren't_ listed on the stock exchange, and who don't pay dividends.
I love all the guys who claim Blackwaters getting "payed" a lot of money.
In our case we payed approximately US$10 each for 15 minutes of total time.
I never truly payed much attention to the word, as a result of being stunned by some magical event.
What has happened besides losing all of the manufacturing we have lost jobs that payed enough that workers could have a better living than mininum wage jobs provide, actually, acording were they lived, they could have a middle class life style.