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tribute -- as in: demanded they pay tribute
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as in: demanded they pay tribute Define
payment by one nation for protection by another;
or: payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence

  • The Second Barbary War ended the American practice of paying tribute to pirates along the north coast of Africa.
  • The Federalist Party adopted the slogan, "Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute."
  • In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes, to participate.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • But he did his job—more than his job—because for the first time in history, two tributes were allowed to win.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire

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  • The last tribute standing wins.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The last tribute alive receives a life of ease back home, and their district will be showered with prizes, largely consisting of food.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • I remember seeing the winning tributes with their mentors and stylists.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Before my fellow tribute, Peeta Mellark, announced he was madly in love with me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • PART I "THE TRIBUTES"
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The twenty-four tributes will be imprisoned in a vast outdoor arena that could hold anything from a burning desert to a frozen wasteland.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games

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  • In a normal year, being a mentor to the tributes is the stuff of nightmares.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • But when the Capitol decrees that only one tribute can live and you have the audacity to challenge it, I guess that’s a rebellion in itself.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • I volunteer as tribute!
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Maybe tributes have tried to escape in the past.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • He was already signed up for tesserae, which entitled them to a meager supply of grain and oil in exchange for his entering his name extra times in the drawing to become a tribute.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • A month of tribute winnings can easily provide for a family for a year.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • The time allotted for the tributes to say goodbye to their loved ones.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • To appear weak and frightened, to reassure the other tributes that he is no competition at all, and then come out fighting.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • No wonder the District 12 tributes never stand a chance.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Some of our tributes have still been strong enough to make a go of it.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The Hunger Games aren’t a beauty contest, but the best-looking tributes always seem to pull more sponsors.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Most of the stylists are familiar, constants in the ever-changing pool of tributes.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Since the baggy miner’s jumpsuits are not particularly becoming, our tributes usually end up in skimpy outfits and hats with headlamps.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • One year, our tributes were stark naked and covered in black powder to represent coal dust.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • And we both see it as our job to make the District Twelve tributes unforgettable," says Cinna.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Pairs of tributes are being loaded into chariots pulled by teams of four horses.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The tributes from District 1 ride out in a chariot pulled by snow-white horses.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The tributes from District 11 are just rolling out when Cinna appears with a lighted torch.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • It is traditional to cut away to the faces of the tributes during the speech.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • 6 The Training Center has a tower designed exclusively for the tributes and their teams.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • "Weren’t they worried that some of the tributes might decide to jump right over the side?" says Peeta.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • I’ve never seen tributes on the Training Center roof before.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Did it give them hope, or simply add to their terror when they saw the reality of twenty-four tributes circled together, knowing only one could live?
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • There will be three days in which all the tributes practice together.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The thought of meeting the other tributes face-to-face makes me queasy.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • In the Training Center, they will have weights, but don’t reveal how much you can lift in front of the other tributes.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Anger temporarily blocked out my nervousness about meeting the other tributes, but now I can feel my anxiety rising again.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The other tributes are gathered in a tense circle.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • When Atala begins to read down the list of the skill stations, my eyes can’t help flitting around to the other tributes.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Almost all of the boys and at least half of the girls are bigger than I am, even though many of the tributes have never been fed properly.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The tributes from 1, 2, and 4 traditionally have this look about them.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • It’s technically against the rules to train tributes before they reach the Capitol but it happens every year.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • In District 12, we call them the Career Tributes, or just the Careers.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The other tributes were jealous of us, but not because we were amazing, because our stylists were.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Now I see nothing but contempt in the glances of the Career Tributes.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • I look around at the Career Tributes who are showing off, clearly trying to intimidate the field.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • But they do seem to be keeping their eye on the District 12 tributes.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Most of the other tributes sit alone, like lost sheep.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • What we did, who watched us, how the other tributes size up.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Cut my tongue and turn me into an Avox so I can wait on the future tributes of Panem?
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
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as in: a tribute to the great actor Define
praise or something done to express admiration or respect
as in: demanded they pay tribute Define
payment by one nation for protection by another;
or: payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence

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