arrear


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There is a pile of these arrears very soon, and it swells like a rolling snowball.
de Treville, who made some advances on their pay; but these advances could not go far with three Musketeers who were already much in arrears and a Guardsman who as yet had no pay at all.
My landlady flouts me, and I enjoy the respect of noone; my arrears and debts are terrible; and in the office, though never have I found the place exactly a paradise, noone has a single word to say to me.
As Benjamin concluded, he thrust out the wooden register of his arrears to the “ Bold Dragoon” with one hand, while he offered his bag of dollars with the other.
He declared he would actually have given his whole arrears of pay, amounting to upwards of a year's wages, rather than be balked of such a capital shot.
One of them in my room, Charles Gorot, had some arrears of work to make up, so I left him there and went out to dine.
When his daughters were born he had assigned to each of them, for her dowry, an estate with three hundred serfs; but one of these estates had already been sold, and the other was mortgaged and the interest so much in arrears that it would have to be sold, so that it was impossible to give it to Vera.
The rest were occupied in other parts of the ship: Ridley at his Greek--he had never found quarters more to his liking; Willoughby at his documents, for he used a voyage to work of arrears of business; and Rachel--Helen, between her sentences of philosophy, wondered sometimes what Rachel
But I should like you to tell me of another landlord who has distressed his tenants for arrears as little as I have.
All the while I was bringing up the long arrears of play which I had not enjoyed in the toil-years at Dayton, and was trying to make my Spanish reading serve in the sports that we had in the woods and by the river.
Accumulated arrears of business, with which it was impossible for his steward to deal single-handed, obliged him to remain at his estates in Kent for that time.
So, that just when I might have had all arrears paid up, perhaps, and perhaps--who knows?