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entails
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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  • The acres not entailed were mortgaged to the hilt, and the little cash he made went to interest.
  • When I asked Jem what entailment was, and Jem described it as a condition of having your tail in a crack, I asked Atticus if Mr. Cunningham would ever pay us.
  • Entailment was only a part of Mr. Cunningham's vexations.
  • After a dreary conversation in our livingroom one night about his entailment, before Mr. Cunningham left he said, "Mr. Finch, I don't know when I'll ever be able to pay you."
  • Miss Scout, if you give me your attention I'll tell you what entailment is.
  • How's your entailment gettin' along?
  • Mr. Cunningham displayed no interest in his son, so I tackled his entailment once more in a last-ditch effort to make him feel at home.

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  • The job entails long hours and frequent travel.
  • Sitting on the Board entails numerous duties.

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