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bankrupt
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bankrupt
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Bleak House
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  • Pa will be a bankrupt before long, and then I hope Ma will be satisfied.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In a few years he was a fierce, sour, angry bankrupt without a kind word or a kind look for any one.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The name of poor Mr. Jellyby had appeared in the list of bankrupts but a day or two before, and he was shut up in the dining-room with two gentlemen and a heap of blue bags, accountbooks, and papers, making the most desperate endeavours to understand his affairs.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It seemed that Caddy's unfortunate papa had got over his bankruptcy—"gone through the Gazette," was the expression Caddy used, as if it were a tunnel—with the general clemency and commiseration of his creditors, and had got rid of his affairs in some blessed manner without succeeding in understanding them, and had given up everything he possessed (which was not worth much, I should think, to judge from the state of the furniture), and had satisfied every one concerned that he could do…  (not reviewed by editor)

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