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  • We hope for positive cash flow at the end of the first year and to recoup our investment in three years.
  • I hope the stock will rise, so I can recoup some of my losses.
  • His investors forced him to declare bankruptcy, and now they’re going to sell his property to recoup their losses.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The cards kept falling his way—flushes, straights, full houses—and by the halfway point in the evening, he’d recouped his earlier losses.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One

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  • Do not seek the favor of those who enslaved you, do not beg for alms from those who have robbed you, be it subsidies, loans or jobs, do not join their team to recoup what they’ve taken by helping them rob your neighbors.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • After all, from the little I know of you, after all the money expended on your education you are entitled to recoup yourself and command your price.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • It’s a small scale model for living, but with a difference: Unlike your routine life, where mistakes can usually he recouped and some kind of compromise patched up, your actions, for however brief a period, are deadly serious.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Months later, after an inspiring Christmastime service at the First Chinese Baptist Church, Auntie An-mei tried to recoup her loss by saying it truly was more blessed to give than to receive, and my mother agreed, her longtime friend had blessings for at least several lifetimes.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • I only had two days to recoup my mental and physical strength.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • When he tried to resign from the Senate in 1836 to recoup speculative losses through his law practice, his Massachusetts businessmen friends joined to pay his debts to retain him in office.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage

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  • Falling in one second from the tension which had gripped her to the other extreme which, as if to recoup her for her unnecessary expense of emotion, was cool, amused, and even faintly malicious, she concluded that poor Charles Tansley had been shed.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • You suspect that Marco killed her to recoup his losses?
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Perhaps you can try recouping your losses.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • I will sell your friends to recoup my losses.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • In order to recoup his costs, he set out a cash basket and a sign with the suggested price.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Benelli would be willing to put its name on the show for advertising, even if it could not recoup the money it was going to invest.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • And the United States recoups its $32 million investment in smallpox every two months, simply because Americans no longer need to pay to be vaccinated against it.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • In fact Odysseus
    would have been here beside you long ago
    but he thought it the better, shrewder course
    to recoup his fortunes roving through the world.
    At sly profit-turning there’s not a man alive
    to touch Odysseus.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The next morning, after a miserable, sleepless night at 24,000 feet, we descended to Camp Two) and a day later, on May 1, continued down to Base Camp to recoup our strength for the summit push.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Later we’ll recoup
    your costs with a tax laid down upon the land,
    covering all we ate and drank inside your halls,
    and each of us here will pay full measure too—
    twenty oxen in value, bronze and gold we’ll give
    until we melt your heart.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • …blocked from reaching home.
    But now that we’ve arrived at our bed together—
    the reunion that we yearned for all those years—
    look after the things still left me in our house.
    But as for the flocks those brazen suitors plundered,
    much I’ll recoup myself, making many raids;
    the rest our fellow-Ithacans will supply
    till all my folds are full of sheep again.
    But now I must be off to the upland farm,
    our orchard green with trees, to see my father,
    good old man weighed down with so…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
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