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  • I wanted him to keep his stipend.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Starting in 2008, he was awarded three fifths of a coaching stipend—roughly $240 a month.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The officers got a small stipend from the Big Man, and they had been given a couple of government jeeps.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • But you would also pay no rent and I’m sure I could manage a small extra stipend for your few responsibilities.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • But my living stipend from Mr. Bracegirdle made me feel a lot less awkward about throwing myself down in Hobie’s household, unannounced.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • They were poor and uneducated, and the researchers offered incentives: free physical exams, hot meals, and rides into town on clinic days, plus fifty-dollar burial stipends for their families when the men died.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Our family receives a stipend of $50 a month for being missionaries.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • ’We are forgetting business, ma’am,’ said the beadle; ’here is your porochial stipend for the month.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • One day, he chanced to say to Magnon as she handed him his monthly stipend of ten francs: "The father must give them some education."
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Water was cheaper, but the steam it created would have ruined the frescoes in the chapel, and the Vatican paid Roman pompieri a healthy stipend for swift and prudent service in all Vatican-owned buildings.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • To save ten pounds from a stipend of eight pounds a month takes much patience and time, especially for a parson, who must dress in good black clothes.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • His lodging stipend Don Jose spent on art supplies.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • The roof has been kept whole hitherto; but as the clergyman’s stipend is only twenty pounds per annum, and a house with two rooms, threatening speedily to determine into one, no clergyman will undertake the duties of pastor: especially as it is currently reported that his flock would rather let him starve than increase the living by one penny from their own pockets.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • The fact is, they have no other attraction or reason for keeping the field than a trifle of stipend, which is not sufficient to make them willing to die for you.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • CHAPTER VII — MRS. SPARSIT MR. BOUNDERBY being a bachelor, an elderly lady presided over his establishment, in consideration of a certain annual stipend.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • " What with the stipend and being up late, it’s too much for me health."
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • By contrast, everyone in the group that received the cash stipends and other services made a full recovery.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Being a very honest little creature, and unwilling to disgrace the memory I was going to leave behind me at Murdstone and Grinby’s, I considered myself bound to remain until Saturday night; and, as I had been paid a week’s wages in advance when I first came there, not to present myself in the counting-house at the usual hour, to receive my stipend.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • He smiled to himself, once again blessing an older sister in Coventry who made the scotch possible with her monthly stipend.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • As a government-appointed chief, he was eligible for a stipend as well as a portion of the fees the government levied on the community for vaccination of livestock and communal grazing land.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • After a time—not, of course, at first—he might be with me as my curate, and he would have so much to do that his stipend would be nearly what I used to get as vicar.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • He had been knocked about from pillar to post at the hands of the virtuous almost beyond endurance; he had been nearly starved, and was now dependent entirely upon the very small stipend from the school of this village (where the parson had got ill-spoken of for befriending him).
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • The Chaplain coming to see him and finding him thus, and perceiving no sign that he was conscious of his presence, attentively regarded him for a space, then slipping aside, withdrew for the time, peradventure feeling that even he the minister of Christ, tho’ receiving his stipend from Mars, had no consolation to proffer which could result in a peace transcending that which he beheld.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • The stipend arising hence would hardly have indulged the schoolmaster in the luxuries of life, had he not added to this office those of clerk and barber, and had not Mr Allworthy added to the whole an annuity of ten pounds, which the poor man received every Christmas, and with which he was enabled to cheer his heart during that sacred festival.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Mr Mantalini waited, with much decorum, to hear the amount of the proposed stipend, but when it reached his ears, he cast his hat and cane upon the floor, and drawing out his pocket-handkerchief, gave vent to his feelings in a dismal moan.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • They would even pay me a stipend for my time.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Kun Sokkea’s family is now getting the stipend.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Their discovery: when people are given a small stipend for donating blood rather than simply being praised for their altruism, they tend to donate less blood.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • I can’t imagine what kind of poverty would motivate a person to forget themselves and everyone they loved so their families could get a monthly stipend.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • Now, with her children grown, she earned her retirement stipend by putting the same dedication into nurturing her home, her husband, and her reputation as a hostess.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • It’s a win-win, as they say—the hospital gets patients cared for by interns and residents around the clock, people like us who live on site, and whose stipend is a bloody fraction of what the hospital would pay full-time physicians.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • In several States the judicial power was also submitted to the elective discretion of the majority, and in all of them its existence was made to depend on the pleasure of the legislative authority, since the representatives were empowered annually to regulate the stipend of the judges.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • It must either consist of permanent officers, stationary at the seat of government, and of course entitled to fixed and regular stipends, or of certain officers of the State governments to be called upon whenever an impeachment was actually depending.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • When they weren’t taunting him and reminding him of how much he "messed up," they were asking him about how he was going to support us and whether or not I’d applied for WIC (Women, Infants, and Children), a federally funded program that provides a monthly stipend for nutritious food to pregnant women and women with young kids who meet income guidelines.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • It had been obvious for some time that Dr. Fleming, who had been headmaster for the quarter of a century, was become too deaf to continue his work to the greater glory of God; and when one of the livings on the outskirts of the city fell vacant, with a stipend of six hundred a year, the Chapter offered it to him in such a manner as to imply that they thought it high time for him to retire.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • "That’s the last thing I need to hear!" But when children and women began to appear outside people’s houses at every hour of the day and night begging for something to eat, Trueba—instead of ordering the gates to be shut and lowering the blinds so he wouldn’t have to see them, like everyone else—raised Blanca’s monthly stipend and said there should always be hot food on hand to give away.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • The stipend turned a noble act of charity into a painful way to make a few dollars, and it wasn’t worth it.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • It turned out that he’d been given confusing instructions the last time he was in Cange, and he hadn’t received the standard cash stipend.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Americans also provided financial support and a stipend to help Woineshet pursue her education in Addis Ababa.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • But one group got other services as well, including regular visits from community health workers and small monthly cash stipends for food and child care and transportation to Cange.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Mama Tataba’s job, we were surprised to learn, was to live with us and earn a small stipend by doing the same work she’d done for our forerunner in the Kilanga Mission, Brother Fowles.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • So, she appropriated the greater part of the weekly stipend to her own use, and consigned the rising parochial generation to even a shorter allowance than was originally provided for them.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • I’m afraid the Mission League thinks of your stipend as an act of kindness on their part.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • It would have been easier-far easier-to offer to reimburse the unemployed brother from Washburn’s monthly stipend, but the doctor and his patient had agreed to refrain from such compromises.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • This is not the regular Baptist stipend; Our Father is a renegade who came without the entire blessing of the Mission League, and bullied or finagled his way into this lesser stipend.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • This is not the regular Baptist stipend; Our Father is a renegade who came without the entire blessing of the Mission League, and bullied or finagled his way into this lesser stipend.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The gang not only paid for the funeral but often gave a stipend of up to three years’ wages to the victim’s family.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • I even get a little stipend from the National Geographic Society.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Why, a mystery, that’s what!After the Independence cut off our stipend and all contacts with the larger world, it seems God’s plan called for Mother and Ruth May to fall sick nigh unto death.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Each continued to get what is called directly observed therapy, a community health worker on hand to be sure the patient took the medicines on schedule, and each got the monthly cash stipend—the equivalent of about five American dollars—to pay for extra food, child care, and transportation to a monthly doctor’s appointment at Zanmi Lasante.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
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