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And send in that money order right away.
Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  a check-sized paper through which the U.S. Post Office promises to pay the person to whom it is made out; purchased at the post office or financial institutions
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Often used by people who do not have a checking account or in cases where the recipient wants to know the check will clear; however, in recent times counterfeit money orders and counter-money laundering regulations have made money orders less desirable. See Wikipedia for details.
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  • And send in that money order right away.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Every other week, with the small amounts she saved, she bought a money order from the market and put it in her valise.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • Enclosed a handsome money order for expenses and instructed me as to what he wanted done.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Families up and down the lane are getting telegram money orders from their fathers in England.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes

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  • When we came back to New York after burying Dennis, I opened up our mailbox and found it full of checks and money orders and cash in envelopes from people in the projects who knew us, and people from Metropolitan Church in Harlem.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • They never knew about the two-room flats and sleeping rooms he rented, the weekly money orders sent home, the currency exchange.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • With mother’s money order, eight shillings, the banging door of the post office slammed in your face by the usher.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • So when I went back and opened it the only thing that surprisedme was it was a money order not a check.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • Now she was acting as if he were a stranger trying to cash a money order without credentials.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • All you need to do is send a check or money order (no stamps, please) for $25 and leave the rest to us.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved

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  • Before he could change his mind, Theresa gave him the fax number, took his address, and made a note to pick up a money order the following day.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • He never writes letters; he only sends money orders.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • The Grumblochs saw me off, Mr. Grumbloch furnishing me with money orders and Keating’s insect powder and Frieda with Cadbury chocolates and Virginia Woolf’s latest novel.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • ’ If she wants to know where he was the last time you heard from him, you must tell her that the last time he sent a money order was about two years ago from Buffalo, New York.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • If you complained that you did not receive enough food, the authorities would remind you that if you were in A Group, you would be able to receive money orders from the outside and purchase extra food at the prison canteen.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Instead Jody Simmons received through the mail a money order from Jose for nineteen dollars and eighty-seven cents which with his pay-check would pay for the pies . It seemed that Jose was standing in front of him now weaving back and forth in a kind of fog.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • He told Gordon that he was sending him a money order for Marina and asked him to get a nurse for the children, so that Marina could go back to work.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Somewhat of the same order was a request he made to Grand shortly before he left his sick-bed; Grand mentioned he was going to the post office and Cottard asked him to be kind enough to dispatch a money order for a hundred francs to a sister living at a distance, mentioning that he sent her this sum every month.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Grandpa in the North sends a telegram money order for five pounds for the baby Alphie.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • They rush to the post office to cash the money orders so they can shop and show the world their good fortune on Saturday night and Sunday morning.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • I took the letter and the money order out and gave her the letter.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • Mam tells Mrs. Meehan, The first telegram money order I get I’ll be in the shop buying a big breakfast so that we can all have our own egg of a Sunday morning.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • She reached for the money order, not hardly glancing at the letter.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • Then we’d have to wait till Monday to cash the money order and that would destroy the weekend entirely.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • She made a grabat the money order.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • I put the money order face down on the desk, holding myhand on it.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • That was one more benefit of Mr. Yakota’s market: She could buy money orders there.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • She grinned at Mama, knowing how proud she would be of all the money orders.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • She bought the other things she needed, including another money order.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • The money orders were gone.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • Miguel was the only one who could have taken the money orders.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • The Irishmen working in England send their telegram money orders on Friday nights and all day Saturday and that’s when we get the good tips.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Another money order?
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • You’re told never never go to the post office to cash one of those money orders for anyone or you’ll lose your job forever.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • In another week there’s a telegram money order for three pounds and we’re in heaven.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Widows know when the telegram money order is due from the English government and they wait by the window.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • The telegram money order, three pounds, is from her son.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • I went to the bankand deposited the check and the money order and the other ten, and stopped at the telegraph office.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • They can stay in the post office forever if they like, take the next exam for postman and then the one for clerk that lets them work inside selling stamps and money orders behind the counter downstairs.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • She asks if I’d ever do her a favor and cash the money order and get her a little Baby Powers whiskey at the pub, a loaf of bread, a pound of lard, seven potatoes, one for each day of the week.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Dad will have to settle into his job in England, buy work clothes and get a place to stay, so the first money order won’t be big, three pounds or three pounds ten, but soon we’ll be like other families in the lane, five pounds a week, paying off debts, buying new clothes, putting something in the savings against the time we’ll pack up and move to England entirely and save there to go to America.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • But what are you supposed to do when an old man that was in the Boer War hundreds of years ago says his legs are gone and he’d be forever grateful if you’d go to Paddy Considine in the post office and tell him the situation and Paddy will surely cash the money order and keep two shillings for yourself grand boy that you are.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • I can’t leave the pile of rags alone with a useless money order because the pile is an old woman, Mrs. Gertrude Daly, all twisted with every class of disease you can get in a Limerick lane, arthritis, rheumatism, falling hair, a nostril half gone from her jabbing at it with her finger, and you wonder what kind of a world is it when this old woman sits up from the rags and smiles at you with teeth that gleam white in the dark, her own teeth and perfect.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • a pile of rags on a bed in a corner the pile saying who is it and you say telegram and the pile of rags tells you would you ever go to the shop for me I’m starving with the hunger and I’d give me two eyes for a cup of tea and what are you going to do say I’m busy and ride off on your bike and leave the pile of rags there with a telegram money order that’s pure useless because the pile of rags is helpless to get out of the bed to go to the post office to cash the bloody money order.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • a pile of rags on a bed in a corner the pile saying who is it and you say telegram and the pile of rags tells you would you ever go to the shop for me I’m starving with the hunger and I’d give me two eyes for a cup of tea and what are you going to do say I’m busy and ride off on your bike and leave the pile of rags there with a telegram money order that’s pure useless because the pile of rags is helpless to get out of the bed to go to the post office to cash the bloody money order.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Florence turned to her customers behind the counter, started to speak, and was battered by demands: "I was expecting a money order from Chattanooga this morning.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
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