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  • he received thanks but no pecuniary compensation for his services
  • The court needs to determine the pecuniary loss resulting from her husband’s death.
  • Her interest was only pecuniary.
  • Eustace Macallan’s death was in the pecuniary sense a serious loss to her husband.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  Law and the Lady

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  • Phileas Fogg, then, had won the twenty thousand pounds; but, as he had spent nearly nineteen thousand on the way, the pecuniary gain was small.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Why not make a pecuniary sacrifice?
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • I pass my whole life, miss, in turning an immense pecuniary Mangle.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Formerly all pecuniary questions, especially requests for money to which, as an extremely wealthy man, he was very exposed, produced in him a state of hopeless agitation and perplexity.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Whether they received any pecuniary reward for pleading, or delivering their opinions?
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • In confirmation of this, she related the particulars of all the pecuniary transactions in which they had been connected, without actually naming her authority, but stating it to be such as such as might be relied on.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice

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  • I shall still continue to preserve the same respect toward M. Noirtier; I will suffer, without complaint, the pecuniary deprivation to which he has subjected me; but I shall remain firm in my determination, and the world shall see which party has reason on his side.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I next drew up that will to which you so much objected; so that if anything befell me in the person of Dr. Jekyll, I could enter on that of Edward Hyde without pecuniary loss.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The young Mohican bent over the track, and removing the scattered leaves from around the place, he examined it with much of that sort of scrutiny that a money dealer, in these days of pecuniary doubts, would bestow on a suspected due-bill.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • He might come under pecuniary embarrassments, and his property be seized by creditors; or he might die, without making any arrangements in his favor.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Added to which of course would be the pecuniary emolument by no means to be sneezed at, going hand in hand with his tuition fees.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He would then have suffered under the pecuniary distresses which, because they are removed, he now reckons as nothing.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • ’I have no scruple in saying, in the presence of our friends here, that I am a man who has, for some years, contended against the pressure of pecuniary difficulties.’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • The most unpleasant thing of all was that his pecuniary interests should in this way enter into the question of his reconciliation with his wife.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • "We must all give grateful thanks to the charming ladies whose indefatigable and patriotic efforts have made this bazaar not only a pecuniary success," he began, "but have transformed this rough hall into a bower of loveliness, a fit garden for the charming rosebuds I see about me."
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • I do not know whether he is well off now, and precisely what Marfa Petrovna left him; this will be known to me within a very short period; but no doubt here in Petersburg, if he has any pecuniary resources, he will relapse at once into his old ways.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • In some of the larger towns there are artels of a much more complex kind— permanent associations, possessing large capital, and pecuniarily responsible for the acts of the individual members.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • I cannot but think that if we had more true wisdom in these respects, not only less education would be needed, because, forsooth, more would already have been acquired, but the pecuniary expense of getting an education would in a great measure vanish.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • She told him the pecuniary results, and then hesitated.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Of a very considerable fortune, his son was, by marriage settlements, eventually secure; his present income was an income of independence and comfort, and under every pecuniary view, it was a match beyond the claims of their daughter.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • He then renewed the conversation, and made great pecuniary offers to the carpenter, in case the latter should give information leading to the discovery of the lost document, and the consequent success of the Eastern claim.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Young Feltham, of the —th Dragoons (and son of the firm of Tiler and Feltham, hatters and army accoutrement makers), and whom the Crawleys introduced into fashionable life, was also cited as one of Becky’s victims in the pecuniary way.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Our debates were to be under the direction of a president, and to be conducted in the sincere spirit of inquiry after truth, without fondness for dispute, or desire of victory; and, to prevent warmth, all expressions of positiveness in opinions, or direct contradiction, were after some time made contraband, and prohibited under small pecuniary penalties.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • There was a little difficulty about the money-question, as she seemed averse to being under pecuniary obligations.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • The necessity of the measure in a pecuniary light, and the hope of its utility to his son, reconciled Sir Thomas to the effort of quitting the rest of his family, and of leaving his daughters to the direction of others at their present most interesting time of life.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • ’I should hope, if there was any incompatibility to meet the pecuniary obligations,’ said Miss La Creevy with another cough, ’that the lady’s family would—’
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • To ask Wildeve for pecuniary aid without allowing him to accompany her was impossible to a woman with a shadow of pride left in her; to fly as his mistress—and she knew that he loved her—was of the nature of humiliation.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • But if he be withall deprived of his Lands, or Goods, then the Punishment lyeth not in the Exile, but is to be reckoned amongst Punishments Pecuniary.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • You will easily conceive, my dear Graveairs (I ask your pardon, I really forgot myself), that, when a woman makes an imprudent match in the sense of the world, that is, when she is not an arrant prostitute to pecuniary interest, she must necessarily have some inclination and affection for her man.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • …this, Mrs. Snagsby, as an injured woman, and the friend of Mrs. Chadband, and the follower of Mr. Chadband, and the mourner of the late Mr. Tulkinghorn, is here to certify under the seal of confidence, with every possible confusion and involvement possible and impossible, having no pecuniary motive whatever, no scheme or project but the one mentioned, and bringing here, and taking everywhere, her own dense atmosphere of dust, arising from the ceaseless working of her mill of jealousy.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • He took Clennam’s card and appropriate pecuniary compliment.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • There was a little difficulty about the money-question, as she seemed averse to being under pecuniary obligations.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Gowns[37] and pecuniary foundations,[38] though of towns of gold, can never countervail the least sentence or syllable of wit.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • For in democracies the working class takes a part in public affairs; and public honors, as well as pecuniary remuneration, may be awarded to those who deserve them.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • He had offered to the younger and more humble marks men divers birds of an inferior quality, and some shooting had already taken place, much to the pecuniary advantage of the sable owner of the game.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • But just as it was a gratification to him to be handsomely dressed, just so it was a private satisfaction to him (he enjoyed it very clandestinely) to have interposed, pecuniarily, in a scheme of pleasure.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Besides, the taking up arms, merely to enforce the repeal of a pecuniary law, seems as unwarrantable by the divine law, and as repugnant to human feelings, as the taking up arms to enforce obedience thereto.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • This method of collecting taxes is slow as well as inconvenient, and it would prove a perpetual hindrance to a Government whose pecuniary demands were large.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The present Confederation, feeble as it is intended to repose in the United States, an unlimited power of providing for the pecuniary wants of the Union.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • "Little niggard!" said he, "refusing me a pecuniary request!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • In the article of pecuniary contribution, which would be the most usual source of delinquency, it would often be impossible to decide whether it had proceeded from disinclination or inability.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The judge was empowered to inflict a pecuniary penalty, a whipping, or marriage *s on the misdemeanants; and if the records of the old courts of New Haven may be believed, prosecutions of this kind were not unfrequent.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • He has several times been compelled to owe obligations to the pecuniary succors of other nations for the preservation of his essential interests, and is unable, upon the strength of his own resources, to sustain a long or continued war.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The United States, as now composed, have no powers to exact obedience, or punish disobedience to their resolutions, either by pecuniary mulcts, by a suspension or divestiture of privileges, or by any other constitutional mode.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • We shall not, however, see much reason to reget the want of this hope, when we consider how little prospect there is, that the most delinquent States will ever be able to make compensation for their pecuniary failures.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Nothing has, as yet, turned up; and it may not surprise you, my dear Master Copperfield, so much as it would a stranger, to know that we are at present waiting for a remittance from London, to discharge our pecuniary obligations at this hotel.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
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