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The Mill on the Floss
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  • He saw a possibility, by much pinching, of saving money out of his salary toward paying a second dividend to his creditors, and it would not be easy elsewhere to get a situation such as he could fill.
  • I’ll stop in the old place, and I’ll serve under Wakem, and I’ll serve him like an honest man; there’s no Tulliver but what’s honest, mind that, Tom,"—here his voice rose,—"they’ll have it to throw up against me as I paid a dividend, but it wasn’t my fault; it was because there’s raskills in the world.

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  • "And you know I wouldn’t pay a dividend with the first hundred, because I wanted to see it all in a lump,—and when I see it, I’m sure on’t.

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as in: dividend paid by stock Define
that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders
in math Define
if 8 divided by 4 = 2, then 8 can be described as the dividend, 4 as the divisor, and 2 as the quotient
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