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  • Pa will be a bankrupt before long, and then I hope Ma will be satisfied.
  • In a few years he was a fierce, sour, angry bankrupt without a kind word or a kind look for any one.

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  • 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.
  • 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…

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as in: company went bankrupt Define
legally declared to be unable to pay money that is owed or (informally): the state of having little or no money
as in: bankrupt idea Define
without value
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