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A Tale of Two Cities
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capital -- as in: invested capital
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • Daring burglaries by armed men, and highway robberies, took place in the capital itself every night; families were publicly cautioned not to go out of town without removing their furniture to upholsterers' warehouses for security; the highwayman in the dark was a City tradesman in the light, and, being recognised and challenged by his fellowtradesman whom he stopped in his character of "the Captain," gallantly shot him through the head and rode away; the mail was waylaid by sevenů
  • In this state they traversed without change, except of horses and pace, all the miredeep leagues that lay between them and the capital.
  • You know it is a capital crime, to mourn for, or sympathise with, a victim of the Guillotine.
  • A revolutionary tribunal in the capital, and forty or fifty thousand revolutionary committees all over the land; a law of the Suspected, which struck away all security for liberty or life, and delivered over any good and innocent person to any bad and guilty one; prisons gorged with people who had committed no offence, and could obtain no hearing; these things became the established order and nature of appointed things, and seemed to be ancient usage before they were many weeks old.

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  • She worked hard to raise capital to start their new company.
  • She also earned additional income from a capital investment in her friend's company.

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