purchase-money love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The money paid or contracted to be paid for anything bought.


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  • I have no need of her purchase-money: my fear is lest life as well as money go.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So he tore out the marble and wood-work and sold it and spent of its price, till he had made an end of all this also, when he took thought with himself and, finding that he had nothing left to expend, sold the house itself and spent the purchase-money.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • In many states Wisconsin, for example, the homestead exemption did not cover a purchase-money mortgage.

    A History of American Law

  • “How much is still owing of the purchase-money of the Verberie?”

    Eve and David

  • And Lousteau, on his side, was privately receiving five hundred francs of purchase-money, under the name of commission, from Fendant and Cavalier for introducing the future Sir Walter Scott to two enterprising tradesmen in search of a French Author of “Waverley.”

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • The fifteen hundred francs which remained from the purchase-money of the

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • At for the Polwellan estate and mines, ‘the cause of endless litigation,’ it must be owned that our hero purchased them; but he never paid more than the first L5000 of the purchase-money.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • So Sir Condy was fain to take the purchase-money of the Lodge from my son Jason to settle matters; and sure enough it was a good bargain for both parties, for my son bought the fee-simple of a good house for him and his heirs for ever, for little or nothing, and by selling of it for that same my master saved himself from a gaol.

    Castle Rackrent

  • As she had been saying this, she was well aware that she would never sell the property; but she had already resolved that she would at once give it back, without purchase-money, to the Ongar family, were it not kept that she might hand it over to Harry Clavering as a fitting residence for his lordship.

    The Claverings

  • Highland proprietors, and alleged, that he found them much more ready to make bargains, and extort earnest of the purchase-money, than punctual in complying on their side with the terms of the engagements.

    Rob Roy


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