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solvent -- as in: the company is not solvent
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as in: the company is not solvent Define
capable of meeting financial obligations
  • The company is no longer solvent.
  • The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.
    John Maynard Keynes
  • The dining room table was covered with newspapers, cleaning rods, a double-ended breech-brush, used patches, and rags stained with barrel oil, solvents, and gunpowder.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Heroin was her drug of choice, but she was willing to get high on anything and often threatened to sniff the solvents at her job in the construction shop.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • I could smell the faint odor of the stream we had splashed through on the last leg of our journey: solvents.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "You got a biohazard team?" asked Puller, putting a hand over his mouth and nose to shield his lungs from the smell of solvents and chemicals.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • An electrical fault ignited solvents used by the owner to clean, polish and restore her antiques.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • The janitorial closet smelled pungently of bleach and cleaning solvents.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • On stainless-steel cars, solvents were used.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Cancerous solvents from storage tanks, arsenic from smokestacks, radioactive water from power plants.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise

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  • Thoughts about the screw as combined rigidness and adhesiveness and about its special helical interlock might lead naturally to solutions of impaction and use of solvents.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Or by being smashed, or subjected to solvents, or positive entropy through other means—I find the concept disturbing.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • He showed Charles Chappell into a second-floor room that contained a table, medical instruments, and bottles of solvents.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Maybe it was the fumes of the benzine and other solvents in the dry cleaner’s shop.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • A seamstress in a combination tailor’s shop and dry cleaner, Donna came home from work every day with hair curled from the steam-press humidity and smelling of benzine and other liquid solvents.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Solvents and acids.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The upholstery was worn, and pine-fragrant solvents didn’t quite mask the sour scent of cigarette smoke that over the years had saturated the vinyl and the carpet.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • He’s under the thumb of a villainous money-lender; we are solvent citizens.
    Hornung, E. W.  --  The Amateur Cracksman
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as in: a chemical solvent Define
a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances
as in: the company is not solvent Define
capable of meeting financial obligations
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