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The Scarlet Letter
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  • The besom of reform hath swept him out of office, and a worthier successor wears his dignity and pockets his emoluments.
  • Baby-linen—for babies then wore robes of state—afforded still another possibility of toil and emolument.

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  • A clause in the U.S. constitution prevents sitting legislators from receiving emoluments from their own votes.
  • After withholding taxes this meant that the anemic blue check placed on my desk each Friday by the hunchbacked little woman who managed the payroll represented emolument in the nature of a little over ninety cents an hour.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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