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equity -- as in: the company's equity
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  • They bought the house without a 3% down payment, but now have negative equity.
  • He balked around for a while, said it was all a question of balancin’ the equities or something, that I was in an interesting but tenuous position.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I don’t know how interesting it is, but before joining the Circle, I was in private equity, and before that I was part of a group that started—"
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Bank loans and sweat equity.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • The number of those who held equity positions or consultancies was several times greater.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • In long equity hearings, especially after dinner, he gave the impression of dozing, an impression dispelled forever when a lawyer once deliberately pushed a pile of books to the floor in a desperate effort to wake him up.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Therefore, I saw that here was a sort of interregnum in Providence; for its even-handed equity never could have so gross an injustice.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The moment had arrived for the incorruptible and supreme equity to alter its plan.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • No grace or wisdom fails in her; indeed just men in quarrels come to her for equity.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • They put most of their money into the home, hoping to use their equity to support themselves in retirement, when they would return to Jamaica to be with family and friends.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore

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  • "That," continued the cardinal, "arose not only from a feeling of natural equity, but likewise from a plan I have marked out with respect to you."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Whether those pleading orators were persons educated in the general knowledge of equity, or only in provincial, national, and other local customs?
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • ] And thou, his yokefellow of equity, Bench by his side:—[To Kent.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • But there is a certain sense of equity that resides in life, and it was this sense in him that resented the unfairness of his being permitted no defence against the stone-throwers.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • It’s hard to imagine today, when corporate raiders and private-equity firms are constantly swallowing up one company after another, but until the 1970s, it was considered scandalous for one company to buy another company without the target agreeing to be bought.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • When equity may and should be brought into play, press not the utmost rigour of the law against the guilty; for the reputation of the stern judge stands not higher than that of the compassionate.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • She sold the place off to Ole Jurgensen, sent their equity on down to them in California, didn’t try to hold back their money.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • The Vatican is a fortress because the Catholic Church holds half of its equity inside its walls-rare paintings, sculpture, devalued jewels, priceless books …. then there is the gold bullion and the real estate deeds inside the Vatican Bank vaults.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • After a full enquiry, they unanimously sign’d a report that they found the tax had been assess’d with perfect equity.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • ’He is, to some faded courts held in Doctors’ Commons, — a lazy old nook near St. Paul’s Churchyard — what solicitors are to the courts of law and equity.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • …in his mind, as it was about the divine essence of God; for there nature assisted me in all my arguments, to show him plainly the necessity of a great first cause, and over-ruling, governing power, of a secret directing Providence, and of the equity and reasonableness of paying adoration to our Creator: whereas there appeared nothing of all this in the notion of an evil spirit, of his first beginning, his nature, and, above all, of his inclination to evil actions, and his power to…
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • She wanted more vigorous measures, a more complete reformation, a quicker release from debt, a much higher tone of indifference for everything but justice and equity.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • My task was a very hard one; but, as I was absolutely resolved — as my cousins saw at length that my mind was really and immutably fixed on making a just division of the property — as they must in their own hearts have felt the equity of the intention; and must, besides, have been innately conscious that in my place they would have done precisely what I wished to do — they yielded at length so far as to consent to put the affair to arbitration.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I disagreed silently, but I realized how necessary it was for Moody to believe in the equity Of Iranian justice.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Miss Bertram’s engagement made him in equity the property of Julia, of which Julia was fully aware; and before he had been at Mansfield a week, she was quite ready to be fallen in love with.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • He had no doubts about the equity of the deal; his sanity, for serviceable legs.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • He thought the world’s heart beat at some terrible cost and that the world’s pain and its beauty moved in a relationship of diverging equity and that in this headlong deficit the blood of multitudes might ultimately be exacted for the vision of a single flower.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • The circumstances were unprecedented in Mrs. Glegg’s experience; nothing of that kind had happened among the Dodsons before; but it was a case in which her hereditary rectitude and personal strength of character found a common channel along with her fundamental ideas of clanship, as they did in her lifelong regard to equity in money matters.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • I despise the bubble popularity that is won without merit and lost without crime…… I have been Senator 30 years…… I sometimes had to act against the preconceived opinions and first impressions of my constituents; but always with full reliance upon their intelligence to understand me and their equity to do me justice—and I have never been disappointed.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Be one who is staunch in equity, witnesses for God even against yourselves or ones who are your parents or nearest of kin; whether rich or poor, for God is closer to both than you are; so follow not your desires that you become unbalanced; and if you distort or turn aside, then truly God is aware of what you do.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • "Sir," said Gridley, putting down the child and going up to him as if he meant to strike him, "do you know anything of Courts of Equity?"
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • It will either be said that equity lies of his side, or some words in the law will be found sounding that way, or some forced sense will be put on them; and, when all other things fail, the king’s undoubted prerogative will be pretended, as that which is above all law, and to which a religious judge ought to have a special regard.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • He returned to the other point of view—opposite to that of his love and of his jealousy, to which he resorted at times by a sort of mental equity, and in order to make allowance for different eventualities—from which he tried to form a fresh judgment of Odette, based on the supposition that he had never been in love with her, that she was to him just a woman like other women, that her life had not been (whenever he himself was not present) different, a texture woven in secret apart…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • A perfect equity adjusts its balance in all parts of life.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Let us resume our lives with equity and decency.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • 2:9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
    The Bible  --  Proverbs
  • It’s just that I know where the equities lie.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • I’ve expended considerable equity on you.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • But they would join together to support their common interest and desire to uphold the equity and principals of the Constitution.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • When the two parties are not private individuals, but States, an important political consideration is added to the same motive of equity.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • My mother ignored his objections and began canvassing the mortgage market, then sat down with him and explained about monthly mortgage and equity payments.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • An the Prince and Pointz be not two arrant cowards, there’s no equity stirring: there’s no more valour in that Pointz than in a wild duck.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • 2:21 For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion.
    The Bible  --  Ecclesiastes
  • His people were here, the A&R guys from the Brill Building, the fellow comics who worked toilets all over Jersey, the actors and would-be actors and actor-waiters and cabdrivers with equity cards.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Everything he owned was on deposit here, including nearly sixty thousand dollars in equity from the sale of the house, so he could not be denied the money, which he would need for living expenses.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • 99:4 The king’s strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
    The Bible  --  Psalms
  • One study of America’s Fortune 500 companies found that the one quarter with the most female executives had a return on equity 35 percent higher than the quarter with the fewest female executives.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • "The French Revolution," he wrote to a Dutch friend, Francis van der Kemp, "will, I hope, produce effects in favor of liberty, equity, and humanity as extensive as this whole globe and as lasting as all time."
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • He read the piece I wrote on international equity securities last week (in which I likened the hunt for long-term growth to the hunt for the perfect pair of summer mules) and was bowled over by how exciting I made it all sound.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
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