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  • Although she no longer attends services, she still tithes.
  • There are no presents at a tithing party.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Why, others asked, should all their tithes go to helping strangers, to the extent of building a room to feed them supper?
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • My pastor’s salary was also small, cobbled together from the tithes of a small but faithful congregation.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real

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  • Moreover, at a proper season, the tithing-men must take heed that she go both to school and to meeting.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • In the first place, he must make such an agreement for tithes as may be beneficial to himself and not offensive to his patron.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Does God’s Work necessarily include vows of chastity, tithing, and atonement for sins through self-flagellation and the cilice?
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • That means after I pay the light bill, the water bill, the gas bill, and the telephone bill, I got thirteen dollars and fifty cents a week left for my groceries, my clothes, getting my hair done, and tithing to the church.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Good and kind Queen, I expect an increase in lands and tithes as a result of this unfortunate occurrence.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Of barges, sailing colliers, and coasting-traders, there were perhaps, as many as now; but of steam-ships, great and small, not a tithe or a twentieth part so many.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations

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  • "I am paying my tithes," he said.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • —Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint, and anise, and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith; these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Word of it crept in among the nuns; the beggars in front of the church spoke of it, for they would be there to take the tithe of the first fruits of the luck.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • At first they’d insulted my father by turning us down, even after our Bethlehem congregation had done special tithes for a whole year to fly us here for the perfusion of Jesus’ name.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The window he had to pay for, the ER bill he had to pay for, tithing 10 percent when everything was up 10 percent and he had a new baby coming.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • As for ourselves, we’ll make restitution of wine and meat consumed, and add, each one, a tithe of twenty oxen with gifts of bronze and gold to warm your heart.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Tell them I’ll ignore their operations as long as they give me a ducal tithe.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • It was as bad as paying tithes.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • After he had put the fear of the cold grave under our skins, he began to speak of Mrs. Taylor, "A godly woman, who gave to the poor, visited the sick, tithed to the church and in general lived a life of goodliness."
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • A murderer and a villain; A slave that is not twentieth part the tithe Of your precedent lord; a vice of kings; A cutpurse of the empire and the rule, That from a shelf the precious diadem stole And put it in his pocket!
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • In these lands are men who own great flocks and herds; now as his liegemen, they will pay tithes and sumptuous honor to him, prospering as they carry out his plans.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • I was put to the grammar-school at eight years of age, my father intending to devote me, as the tithe of his sons, to the service of the Church.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Even now, to honor the sacrifice made by Jesus, his followers proffered their own feeble gestures of personal sacrifice …. fasting, Lenten renunciation, tithing.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • They are sparing only a tithe of their strength.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • Besides, when making a passage from one feeding-ground to another, the sperm whales, guided by some infallible instinct—say, rather, secret intelligence from the Deity—mostly swim in VEINS, as they are called; continuing their way along a given ocean-line with such undeviating exactitude, that no ship ever sailed her course, by any chart, with one tithe of such marvellous precision.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • If he had done a tithe of what was rumoured about him, how much he must have suffered!
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Barbara still tithed her 10 percent, prayed for strength and faith, and usually dropped a $20 into the Sunday basket.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Then there are those who live outside Idris and choose to make money in the mundane world; it’s not forbidden, as long as they tithe a part of it to the Clave.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • —Not within the walls of York, ransack my house and that of all my tribe, wilt thou find the tithe of that huge sum of silver that thou speakest of.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Not that it was one of those barren parishes lying on the outskirts of civilization—inhabited by meagre sheep and thinly-scattered shepherds: on the contrary, it lay in the rich central plain of what we are pleased to call Merry England, and held farms which, speaking from a spiritual point of view, paid highly-desirable tithes.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • This refusal to take any refreshment seemed to him the most odious hypocrisy; all priests tippled on the sly, and were trying to bring back the days of the tithe.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • …straight on kisses dream,— Which oft the angry Mab with blisters plagues, Because their breaths with sweetmeats tainted are: Sometime she gallops o’er a courtier’s nose, And then dreams he of smelling out a suit; And sometime comes she with a tithe-pig’s tail, Tickling a parson’s nose as ’a lies asleep, Then dreams he of another benefice: Sometime she driveth o’er a soldier’s neck, And then dreams he of cutting foreign throats, Of breaches, ambuscadoes, Spanish blades, Of healths five…
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • Francie was proud of the center altar because the left side had been carved by Granpa Rommely more than half a century ago when, as a young fellow lately come from Austria, he had begrudgingly given his tithe of labor to his Church.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • My uncle Ed gives her twenty dollars a week, holding it out of the money he tithes to the church.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Come, let us go; Our corn’s to reap, for yet our tithe’s to sow.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • You don’t even have any tithes yet.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • But you don’t love me; if you had a tithe of the feeling for me that I have for you, it would be impossible to you to think for a moment of sacrificing me.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Not that he laid claim to the tithe pig; but, as an analogous mode of reverence, he went his rounds, every morning, to gather up the crumbs of the table and overflowings of the dinner-pot, as food for a pig of his own.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Such a lady gave a neighborliness to both rank and religion, and mitigated the bitterness of uncommuted tithe.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • One of the men had ten children; and he said that last year when a priest came and of his ten pigs took the fattest one for tithes, the wife burst out upon him, and offered him a child and said: "Thou beast without bowels of mercy, why leave me my child, yet rob me of the wherewithal to feed it?"
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • But so little interest had be taken in the matter, that he owed all his knowledge of the house, garden, and glebe, extent of the parish, condition of the land, and rate of the tithes, to Elinor herself, who had heard so much of it from Colonel Brandon, and heard it with so much attention, as to be entirely mistress of the subject.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • She spoke of Charleston as though it were a prize that exacted an awesome tithe of spirit from those who loved it.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Because of his lack of comprehension of the actualities as well as his lack of experience of the stern and motivating forces of passion, he was unable to grasp even a tithe of the meaning of this.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • …frog, the toad, the todpole, the wall-newt and the water; that in the fury of his heart, when the foul fiend rages, eats cow-dung for sallets; swallows the old rat and the ditch-dog; drinks the green mantle of the standing pool; who is whipped from tithing to tithing, and stocked, punished, and imprisoned; who hath had three suits to his back, six shirts to his body, horse to ride, and weapons to wear;— But mice and rats, and such small deer, Have been Tom’s food for seven long year.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • …hogsheads; girls canned tomatoes quickly in August or worked rudely at the Five-and-Tens on Christmas Eve; half-breed Indians toiled on Brazilian coffee plantations and dreamers were muscled out of patent rights in new tractors—these were some of the people who gave a tithe to Nicole, and as the whole system swayed and thundered onward it lent a feverish bloom to such processes of hers as wholesale buying, like the flush of a fireman’s face holding his post before a spreading blaze.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • It is her duty to ensure that the families of our clan pay their agreed-upon tithes to Bregan Hold, that our herds are driven to the proper fields at the proper times, that our stocks of feed and grain do not fall too low, that the women of the Ingeitum weave enough fabric, that our warriors are well equipped, that our smiths always have ore to smelt into iron, and in short, that our clan is well managed and will prosper and thrive.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • If the vicar of Aldergrove should die (as we hear he is in a declining way), I hope you will think of me, since I am certain you must be convinced of my most sincere attachment to your highest welfare—a welfare to which all worldly considerations are as trifling as the small tithes mentioned in Scripture are, when compared to the weighty matters of the law.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • …first, as I have already observed, it would greatly lessen the number of Papists, with whom we are yearly over-run, being the principal breeders of the nation, as well as our most dangerous enemies, and who stay at home on purpose with a design to deliver the kingdom to the Pretender, hoping to take their advantage by the absence of so many good Protestants, who have chosen rather to leave their country, than stay at home and pay tithes against their conscience to an episcopal curate.
    Jonathan Swift  --  A Modest Proposal
  • Lands were granted; tithes were paid.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • And he gave him tithes of all.
    The Bible  --  Genesis
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