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emolument
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  • That disadvantage is not diminished, when that pressure necessitates the drawing of stipendiary emoluments, before those emoluments are strictly due and payable.
  • That disadvantage is not diminished, when that pressure necessitates the drawing of stipendiary emoluments, before those emoluments are strictly due and payable.
  • Have you posts of profitable pecuniary emolument?
  • ’My employer, ma’am — Mr. Heep — once did me the favour to observe to me, that if I were not in the receipt of the stipendiary emoluments appertaining to my engagement with him, I should probably be a mountebank about the country, swallowing a sword-blade, and eating the devouring element.
  • …containing the original wills of all persons leaving effects within the immense province of Canterbury, for three whole centuries, should be an accidental building, never designed for the purpose, leased by the registrars for their Own private emolument, unsafe, not even ascertained to be fire-proof, choked with the important documents it held, and positively, from the roof to the basement, a mercenary speculation of the registrars, who took great fees from the public, and crammed the…
  • ’ "The stipendiary emoluments in consideration of which I entered into the service of — HEEP," ’ always pausing before that word and uttering it with astonishing vigour, ’ "were not defined, beyond the pittance of twenty-two shillings and six per week.

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  • A clause in the U.S. constitution prevents sitting legislators from receiving emoluments from their own votes.
  • After withholding taxes this meant that the anemic blue check placed on my desk each Friday by the hunchbacked little woman who managed the payroll represented emolument in the nature of a little over ninety cents an hour.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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