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CHANGE. The exchange of money for money. The giving, for example, dollars for eagles, dimes for dollars, cents for dimes. This is a contract which always takes place in the same place. By change is also understood small money. Poth. Contr. de Change, n. 1.

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She changes the subject all the time and says I'm pestering her but I am ready all the time and want her to tell me why she isn't.
Whenever one of them takes a clear stand on something--as when conservative former assistant secretary of education Chester Finn suggests that fatherlessness is actually caused by individuals' failing to live up to their responsibilities--Friedan quotes him politely and then changes the subject, like someone tolerating a dinner guest who has said something rude.