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pawn shop

The man inherited the pawnshop from his brother, who had died of a heart attack.
Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  a shop that offers loans to individuals who use their personal property as collateral; the property is sold if the loan isn’t repaid
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  • The man inherited the pawnshop from his brother, who had died of a heart attack.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • The guitar I bought at a pawnshop with my pizza-delivery earnings when I was a teenager.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • I knew which pawnshops bought goods "from uncle" with no questions asked.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • About fifty feet away, the only exit opened onto a street with grimy storefronts for a bail bondsman’s office and a pawnshop.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • "Anyway, the Thug saw something at the pawnshop and we picked it up for you "Can I open it?"
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  Bud, Not Buddy
  • "There’s a tiny pawnshop on the corner across from my office," Mr. Powell said, lowering the towel.
    R.L. Stine  --  Goosebumps - Night of the Living Dummy
  • Take them to a pawnshop.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Can Sascha walk in a pawn shop and get a loan on the painting?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Wide, stucco-lined boulevards of gas stations, gun dealerships, pawnshops.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • You couldn’t go down to the pawnshop and sell me.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed

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  • He went and got his pay and his tools, which he left in a pawnshop for fifty cents.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • They would fetch a taxi then and take it all to a pawnshop.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The light came from the window of a pawnshop.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The pawnshop had sold the plates of his Flora after the expiration of thirteen months.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • From there, after purchasing by check a diamond engagement ring and diamond wedding band, they drove to a pawnshop to dispose of these items.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • He was glad of the chance because he hadn’t had his hand on a box since he put his in the pawn shop to get some money to hire a car for Janie soon after he met her.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • So the two-thousand-dollar two-carat diamond went to a pawnshop, where Reba traded it for thirty dollars at first and then, accompanied by a storming Pilate, she went back and got one hundred and seventy more for it.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Of course, it could have been anyone—someone wanting to make a quick buck grabbing items that could be sold in pawnshops—but the way it had been done suggested otherwise.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Even if Sidewinder bad a pawnshop, which it didn’t, they had nothing to hock but Wendy’s ninety-dollar diamond engagement ring and the Sony AM/FM radio.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • THE district offices were located in a converted church structure, the main floor of which was occupied by a pawn shop, its window crammed with loot that gleamed dully in the darkened street.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • For them too history was a tale like any other too often heard, their land a pawnshop.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • They passed the boarded-up shop fronts in Redd Plaza, the pawnshops and moneylenders in Redd Square, and the mammoth complex of Redd Towers Apartments, whose advertising slogan, "If you lived here, you’d be home by now," did little to fill vacancies.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Mr. Tomony who owned the pawnshop came home in a hansom cab from his spendthrift evening in New York.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • You have insisted on my entertaining you to an exceedingly expensive, not to say ostentatious, lunch, though I was obliged to pawn my watch and chain in order to do so (and let me tell you, Ma’am, that none of our family have been in the habit of frequenting pawnshops, except my cousin Edward, and he was in the Yeomanry).
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician’s Nephew
  • 12 LET the COLORS RUN The bus rumbles along a ravine that winds down from College Hill onto a wide asphalt plain of pawn shops, convenience marts, and vacant stores.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Latticed in pawnshop iron, an old saber caught the glint of a street lamp, a mandolin’s belly glowed.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • She looked at him, she looked around them-there was a filthy mattress hanging on somebody’s window sill, a pawnshop across the street, a garbage pail at the stoop beside them-one did not ask such a question in such a place, she did not know what it meant, and she answered, "I guess I . I haven’t any sense of humor."
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • (Wining Boy enters carrying a suit of clothes.) I thought you took that suit to the pawnshop?
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • It was these two boys who stole his camera two months after he’d moved in, selling it at a pawnshop in order to buy cigarettes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • He did not remember going through a pawnshop window, and the next week, when he hovered near death at the Yale-New Haven hospital, was a complete blank.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • He crossed the street and started down a block he hardly ever walked on, a block of low apartment buildings, a store-front church, a delicatessen, a pawn shop, and on the corner, a bar.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • The knife comes from a little pawnshop three blocks from his house.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • Of course there were a lot of people working, too, in hair-braiding salons, pawnshops, small grocery stores and liquor stores, and there seemed to be at least as many people working at tables on the sidewalks, hawking music tapes, pocketbooks, wristwatches, clothes.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • He took the trinkets, carried them to the most presentable pawnshop he could find, and being offered forty-five dollars for the lot, took it.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Tears for the deaths of the littlest things: the castaway shoes of children; broken stems of marsh grass battered and drowned by the sea; prom photographs of dead women she never knew; wedding rings in pawnshop windows; the tidy bodies of Cornish hens in a nest of rice.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • Wants to know if you want pawnshops checked for the clothes.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • In similar fashion, we hock the jewelry at three pawnshops, in three towns.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • That night, we camped out behind a pawn shop that had a pair of old chairs and a ripped-up couch lying in its alley.
    Marie Lu  --  Legend
  • The first required a trip to the secondhand stores and pawn shops in Montmartre, where he found faded trousers and a surplus French army shirt, and an equally faded small combat ribbon that denoted a wounded veteran.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Sometimes things went wrong, and she found herself with no money at all; then her trifling possessions found their way to a pawnshop in the Vauxhall Bridge Road, and she ate bread and butter till things grew brighter.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Along each of these avenues, and along each major side street-116th, 125th, 135th, and so on—bars, stores, pawnshops, restaurants, even little luncheonettes had been smashed open and entered and looted—looted, it might be added, with more haste than efficiency.
    James Baldwin  --  Notes of a Native Son
  • Uncle Morris Teitlebaum’s pawn shop, which was on the righthand side of South Main Street, and which Dick had passed less than an hour before in his murderous march towards town, was, unlike Joyner’s hardware store, securely protected at night by strong bars over the doors and show windows.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  The Child by Tiger
  • But these two, being no more troubled with visions of the Mediterranean than of the moon, and being compelled to keep more of their clothes in the pawnshop, and less on their persons, in winter than in summer, are not depressed by the cold: rather are they stung into vivacity, to which their meal has just now given an almost jolly turn.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • ] In that case he would retain the knife in his possession, not daring to offer it for sale, or for pledge in a pawnshop.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • After too long a time, the image of Jerry Church appeared against a background of pawnshop debris.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • This is not a pawnshop.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He had never set foot inside his pawnshop which he had inherited along with an efficient manager.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • In fact, he agreed to take the trinkets to the pawnshop, and to advance her five more for the time being until the difference between whatever the trinkets brought and one hundred dollars was made up.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • The pawnshop check had turned up nothing, as Clumly had expected.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Then I visited a pawnshop called the Bent Penny, and asked a few more pointed questions.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
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