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pay

v. to deliver money owed.

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These few, who do no work, determine what pay the vast hive shall have who DO work.
The law says that if any master shall venture, even under utmost press of business, to pay anything OVER that cent a day, even for a single day, he shall be both fined and pilloried for it; and who- ever knows he did it and doesn't inform, they also shall be fined and pilloried.
"Once more," said Colbert, irritated -- "once more, if you had any sum to pay, would you not pay what you ought?"
Fouquet not only pays what he does not owe, but that he does not even take care of vouchers for the sums that he has paid."
"Either pay thy debt as I have said, or release thy land and get thee gone from out my hall."
The farmer followed him with his eyes, and when he saw that he had cleared the wood and was no longer in sight, he turned to his boy Andres, and said, "Come here, my son, I want to pay you what I owe you, as that undoer of wrongs has commanded me."
He would come and demand his hundred francs, and I should have to pay."
Well, he had taken the bait, the newspaper lies about writers and their pay, and he had wasted two years over it.
At a word since I must needs, for once, hold a candle to the devil what ransom am I to pay for walking on Watling-street, without having fifty men at my back?''
"I do not believe that he intends to pay at all," replied Ginger.
I will pay the subscription out of my own purse." Having asserted herself in those noble terms, she spoilt the effect of her own outburst of generosity by dropping to the sordid view of the subject in her next sentence.
When I pay off, I shall send my money home to wait for me.