inability to pay

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At length some of his favourites whom he most confided in, knowing his cruelty and our inability to pay what he demanded, and apprehending that, if he should put us to the death he threatened, they should soon see the fleets of Portugal in the Red Sea, laying their towns in ashes to revenge it, endeavoured to soften his passion and preserve our lives, offering to advance the sum we should agree for, without any other security than our words.
The doctor had dismissed his boy a week ago, from sheer inability to pay his modest wages, and he did not hesitate for a moment about opening the door himself.
However, he has asked me to come and tell you that he is going away, and that he is so miserable about his debt to you, and his inability to pay, that he can't bear to come himself even to bid you good by.
Limited's petition to wind-up the company because of its inability to pay its debts.
The delegation expressed concern over the closure of schools due to parents' inability to pay the growing school fees, especially after the implementation of law 46.
1million to 81,000 customers whose inability to pay was ignored.
20,000 as the complainant expressed his inability to pay such a huge amount and directed the complainant to pay him the said gratification.
According to the Governor of El Kef, the plant's boss had recently sent a letter to the regional labour inspectorate to inform of his inability to pay the wages of the workers in July.
The cities of San Antonio and Corpus Christi don't jail people for their inability to pay low-level fines, Zaffirni said before the Senate vote, adding, "Even though imprisoning the poor for the inability to afford to pay fines is unconstitutional, it's happening across this state.
KUWAIT, May 26 (KUNA) -- Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri stated Friday that 427 defaulters have benefited from a campaign to pay the debts of those threatened by jail for inability to pay back their debts.
Residents told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "elements of Daash have released 40 of the innocent detainees, who had nothing to do with the charges that Daash fabricated to them, in exchange of $ 500," adding that "Daash stipulated on each detainee to pay the amount in advance before releasing, while others are still in the jails because of their inability to pay.
We're seeing a fracture in their morale, we're seeing their inability to pay, we're seeing the inability to fight, we're watching them try to leave Daesh in every single way," Gersten said, using the Arabic acronym for the group.