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As for me," replied Athos to this recital, "I am quite at my ease; it will not be women that will defray the expense of my outfit.
aided even by his mother's jointure) were quite inadequate fitly to defray the expenses of living at his splendid country-seat.
So that if there existed any one whom we assuredly knew to be capable of making discoveries of the highest kind, and of the greatest possible utility to the public; and if all other men were therefore eager by all means to assist him in successfully prosecuting his designs, I do not see that they could do aught else for him beyond contributing to defray the expenses of the experiments that might be necessary; and for the rest, prevent his being deprived of his leisure by the unseasonable interruptions of any one.
In order to save Major Cavalcanti the trouble of drawing on his banker, I send him a draft for 2,000 francs to defray his travelling expenses, and credit on you for the further sum of 48,000 francs, which you still owe me.
It defrays some of the costs you spend being on the board,'' said Conejo Valley Unified School District board President Dolores Didio, who said she works up to 20 hours a week on board business and incurs expenses ranging from fax supplies to lunches.