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tribute
as in:  demanded they pay tribute


The Second Barbary War ended the American practice of paying tribute to pirates along the north coast of Africa.
  payment by one nation for protection by another;
or: payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence
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  • 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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