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bankrupt
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • Being answered in the affirmative, he said he was sorry for me, because it was an expensive undertaking, and the expense would be lost; for Philadelphia was a sinking place, the people already half-bankrupts, or near being so; all appearances to the contrary, such as new buildings and the rise of rents, being to his certain knowledge fallacious; for they were, in fact, among the things that would soon ruin us.

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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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