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The IRS filed a tax lien on her home.
  the legal right to take another’s property if a debt is not paid
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  • The IRS filed a tax lien on her home.
  • The roofing company filed on lien on the house until they were paid.
  • This says they can’t execute the lien on you unless the bill remains unpaid by March 25th.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • After they split up, she tried to sue him for a lien against future earnings.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die

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  • Do not struggle for profit, success or security at the price of a lien on your right to exist.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • A lien on ten dollars of that money they’ve got drawing dust under my name over in Funds.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Well, if it ain’t, boy, you cain’t git no lien from the store.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • But with the carrying out of the crop-lien system, the deterioration of the land, and the slavery of debt, the position of the metayers has sunk to a dead level of practically unrewarded toil.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • He paid me the compliment of saying that he was very glad I had the living though you had come across his tactics, and had praised me up as a lien and a Tillotson, and that sort of thing, till Mrs. Casaubon would hear of no one else.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • But I never heard of a lien being collected.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City

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  • 68:13 Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
    The Bible  --  Psalms
  • 26:10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.
    The Bible  --  Genesis
  • A largish sum was missing (not three figures but four, according to a lady with blue hair who worked in the telephone room) and they’d got it back, nearly all of it, and they’d stuck a lien on his pension.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • Then read he me, if that I shall not lien, Of Hercules, and of his Dejanire, That caused him to set himself on fire.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Ye wise wives, that can understand, Thus should ye speak, and *bear them wrong on hand,* *make them For half so boldely can there no man believe falsely* Swearen and lien as a woman can.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • ’What’s a lien?’ she asked again.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • I just meant that a lien isn’t much compared to what they could do if you got seriously in arrears.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • And if n you don’t git no lien, you cain’t buy no seed and guano.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • The lien was little more than a formality.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • If you pay it before they close the town offices this afternoon, no lien.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Hollering "lien" at someone who has missed on quarterly property-tax payment is pretty weird.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • He wasn’t telling you they had slapped a lien on your house, Annie , he was telling you they would have to if you didn’t cough up by the time the town offices closed tonight.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • On peril of my soul, I shall not lien, As me was taught to helpe with your eyen, Was nothing better for to make you see, Than struggle with a man upon a tree: God wot, I did it in full good intent.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Such a lien is not to be paid off; the more you pay them, the more they will demand; the greater the values you seek or achieve, the more vulnerably helpless you become.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The crop-lien system which is depopulating the fields of the South is not simply the result of shiftlessness on the part of Negroes, but is also the result of cunningly devised laws as to mortgages, liens, and misdemeanors, which can be made by conscienceless men to entrap and snare the unwary until escape is impossible, further toil a farce, and protest a crime.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Mr. Casaubon was out of the question, not merely because he declined duty of this sort, but because Featherstone had an especial dislike to him as the rector of his own parish, who had a lien on the land in the shape of tithe, also as the deliverer of morning sermons, which the old man, being in his pew and not at all sleepy, had been obliged to sit through with an inward snarl.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
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