He had gam’d, too, and lost his money, so that I was oblig’d to discharge his lodgings, and defray his expenses to and at Philadelphia, which prov’d extremely inconvenient to me.
I then propos’d a lottery to defray the expense of building a battery below the town, and furnishing it with cannon.
Before we had the news of this defeat, the two Doctors Bond came to me with a subscription paper for raising money to defray the expense of a grand firework, which it was intended to exhibit at a rejoicing on receipt of the news of our taking Fort Duquesne.
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The company will defray your travel expenses.
We’ll do what we can to defray your work-related expenses.