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capital -- as in: invested capital
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Crime and Punishment
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  • … It will be a year and a half ago soon since we found ourselves at last after many wanderings and numerous calamities in this magnificent capital, adorned with innumerable monuments.
  • It's capital soup, yesterday's.
  • But you were wrong there; he is a capital fellow, I assure you, but explosive, explosive!
  • He is a capital fellow, brother, first-rate…. in his own way, of course.
  • "Come, that's capital," he said to Sonia, going back and looking brightly at her.
  • However, if you refuse it, so be it, though ten thousand roubles is a capital thing to have on occasion.
  • Take me into partnership, and I assure you we'll plan a capital enterprise.
  • This uncle has got a capital of a thousand roubles, and he lives on his pension and has no need of that money.
  • In any case it will get us our living and we shall get back our capital.
  • Government quarters, you know, are a capital thing.
  • "Yes, a capital thing," answered Raskolnikov, looking at him almost ironically.
  • "A capital thing, a capital thing," repeated Porfiry Petrovitch, as though he had just thought of something quite different.
  • "A capital thing, a capital thing," repeated Porfiry Petrovitch, as though he had just thought of something quite different.
  • "Yes, a capital thing," he almost shouted at last, suddenly staring at Raskolnikov and stopping short two steps from him.
  • Even as it is, she was quite right: she was suffering and that was her asset, so to speak, her capital which she had a perfect right to dispose of.
  • Anyway you are a capital fellow, a capital fellow!
  • Anyway you are a capital fellow, a capital fellow!
  • He gave me a capital explanation of it.
  • Capital idea!
  • When it came to the question whether to shave his stubbly chin or not (Praskovya Pavlovna had capital razors that had been left by her late husband), the question was angrily answered in the negative.
  • You must either pay it, with all expenses, costs and so on, or give a written declaration when you can pay it, and at the same time an undertaking not to leave the capital without payment, and nor to sell or conceal your property.
  • In the first place, it was evident, far too much so indeed, that Pyotr Petrovitch had made eager use of his few days in the capital to get himself up and rig himself out in expectation of his betrothed—a perfectly innocent and permissible proceeding, indeed.
  • Razumihin, in his youthful ardour, had firmly resolved to lay the foundations at least of a secure livelihood during the next three or four years, and saving up a certain sum, to emigrate to Siberia, a country rich in every natural resource and in need of workers, active men and capital.
  • "That's capital, brother," he repeated several times, "and I am glad!

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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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