able to pay

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Tom answered, he could in duty refuse him nothing; but as for that tyrannical rascal, he would never make him any other answer than with a cudgel, with which he hoped soon to be able to pay him for all his barbarities.
Often after collecting alms, and reckoning up twenty to thirty rubles received for the most part in promises from a dozen members, of whom half were as well able to pay as himself, Pierre remembered the Masonic vow in which each Brother promised to devote all his belongings to his neighbor, and doubts on which he tried not to dwell arose in his soul.
Of the money which I saved to buy a new dress and hat, there remains but a single rouble; but, I am glad that you have been able to pay your landlady two roubles, for they will keep her tongue quiet for a time.
They had fooled the company, however, for her son was a skilled man, who made as high as a hundred dollars a month, and as he had had sense enough not to marry, they had been able to pay for the house.
Stay and take your money, else you will never be able to pay your reckoning at the tavern
Out of this sum, and out of what was realized from Saxon's pretties, they were able to pay all their small bills and yet have a few dollars remaining in pocket.
I won't be able to pay up on it at first, but I want her to have it before she is too old to enjoy it.
And Dunsey bothered me for the money, and I let him have it, because I hoped I should be able to pay it you before this.
How will she be able to pay back the money she borrows, or make a living for herself and that big helpless creature if she sells the farm?
Just at present all I ask is to be able to pay expenses.
Let me add that I am able to pay the necessary expenses.
It was through him that his father was able to pay all his debts before he died.

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