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We’re saving money for a down payment on a home.
  a partial payment made at the time of purchase (the rest to be paid later)
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  • We’re saving money for a down payment on a home.
  • They’ll give us a lower interest rate if we can pay a 20% down payment.
  • You can put a down payment on it and carry it on home with you.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • She was far too practical for a more extravagant wedding, and though the shop was doing well—which meant I was doing well—both of us wanted to save as much as we could for a down payment on the home we wanted to buy in the future.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • "A down payment on my own apartment where I won’t have to be Adri’s servant anymore?"
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • What he said was, "Of course, I’d be delighted, fifty per cent down payment please, the rest before delivery, come back in a year, thank you very much."
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • For years they owned next to no furniture, having sunk every last penny into the down payment, but he refused to go out and buy just any old cheap stuff, no sir.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • You don’t get a whole lot for a hundred-dollar down payment, I guess.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • When Lorenzo was nine years old, the family had scrapped together a meager down payment to buy the house.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • If I worked two jobs and we did not have to pay rent, we could save enough money for a down payment in no time.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven

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  • Down payment.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He and Margaret lived in a modest home that he bought from a friend for a one-dollar down payment, then spent years fixing up and paying off.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • He had scraped together just enough money for a down payment on a house, but was still so poor that Cissy’s crib was the house’s only furniture.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • And a small down payment on your initial order as a token of good faith.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • A FEW MONTHS LATER, we used the advance for my second novel and placed a down payment on a pretty, two-bedroom Victorian house in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • He and Wendy had begun to talk cautiously about finding a house and making a down payment in a year or so.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Lila Bishop offered to loan them enough money for a down payment to buy a small house nearby.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • The Youngers, an African American family in Chicago, have made a down payment on a house in an all-white neighborhood.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • A substantial down payment changed hands, false papers were drawn up for state inspection.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • With the prize money from that ballet competition I put a down payment on my very first house.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • I borrowed money from Mrs. Bibbs, my employer, made a down payment on a pearl-gray suit.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • I was new at the firm and making a reasonable salary, but I was doing my best to save for a down payment on a home.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • Her daddy helped us with the down payment, I think because I horrified her whole family by casually mentioning that maybe we should just get a trailer.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • (Pause) I gave her a five-dollar down payment.
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • As though they had a new refrigerator in their drawing room, and a down payment on a DDA flat.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Then, deciding land was too risky for investing either time or money, he turned to the ocean, started fishing out of Santa Monica, and did well enough at it through the late thirties that by December of 1941 he had those two boats, The Waka and The Nereid, a lease on that beach house in Ocean Park, and a nearly new Studebaker he had made a down payment on two weeks before Pearl Harbor was attacked.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • He began to think now that if she could arrange to make any reasonable down payment—say, fifty or sixty dollars—he might manage to bring it together within the next two or three weeks anyhow.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • They are offering a down payment of fifteen thousand pounds.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • If you want a down payment on a store, bring the owner of the store you work in now.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Is that enough for a down payment?
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • The salesman wanted a down payment of one dollar on the banjo rental.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • No down payment, an excellent neighborhood.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • She had very little money to make a down payment, so there was a rather large mortgage.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • Anyway, they had no money for a "down payment."
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Fortunately, my parents were making plans to return to Louisiana from Arizona, and Pa had enough money for a down payment on a small place for retirement.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • Pa and Granny would provide the down payment for the property, and Phil and Kay would assume the monthly mortgage payments as my grandparents eased into retirement.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • On the upside, Dad said, the house had cost only a thousand dollars, and the owner had waived the down payment.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • Thomas S. Monaghan spent much of his childhood in a Catholic orphanage and a series of foster homes, worked as a soda jerk, barely graduated from high school, joined the Marines, and bought a pizzeria in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with his brother, securing the deal through a down payment of $75.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Call it a down-payment, if you want.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • His voice had the quality of a down payment on terror; it was not frightened, but it held the advance echoes of the next hour to come: "Don’t go, Ellsworth.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • " He wouldn’t hear of taking any money from me, not as a favor, not as a loan, not as an investment, or even as the down payment on a partnership.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • "Well, if we don’t have any unexpected bills," I said, "we should be able to put some money away for Stephen’s college and, well, the rest we’ll use to save up for a down payment on a home.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • The arrangement, she explained at the behest of Alvin Hooks when the court had been called into session again, included a five-hundred-dollar down payment and an eight-year "lease-to-own" contract.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Fortunately, my father agreed to help us with the down payment and cosigned the loan for a house.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • Until one day, at breakfast, Helen said, "Maybe I should go to work, save up some money for a down payment."
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Somehow my mother had scraped together enough for a down payment and meant to surprise me with the bicycle on Christmas morning.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • We paid Daddy a down payment on it and then paid him a percentage of the sales until we paid him back what it was worth when we bought it.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • Kay and I needed a down payment, and Pa and Granny needed to eliminate their worries about monthly payments and long-term maintenance.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • My parents’ dilemma was that while they could make a down payment on any retirement home they wanted, they weren’t sure how they would maintain it once they grew older.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • Pa and Granny used their savings for the down payment, and Kay and I agreed to make monthly payments and maintain the property.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
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