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as in:  invested capital

She worked hard to raise capital to start their new company.
  material wealth — especially assets available for use in the production of further assets
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  • She worked hard to raise capital to start their new company.
  • She also earned additional income from a capital investment in her friend’s company.
  • It released our energy; and energy, rather than quickness or great capital, was what we possessed.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • And each one thought how with some capital he could get a new start.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl

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  • We do this with no capital except our valuable time.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • Not the best kind of business; but an active man (and a tough man) could increase his capital many times over in a year.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • But for you it will be a trebling of your capital.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Prison growth and the resulting "prison-industrial complex"—the business interests that capitalize on prison construction—made imprisonment so profitable that millions of dollars were spent lobbying state legislators to keep expanding the use of incarceration to respond to just about any problem.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Okay, why does he capitalize LOSE and OVER?
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • I learned that the bar had been built in 1933, to celebrate and capitalize upon the repeal of Prohibition, and its spacious, even somewhat cavernous dimensions were originally meant to encompass a dance floor.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Cowan, Swain’s high-tech clients frequently needed capitalization, and Gennaro helped them find the money.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Everyone’s going to have their own theories about what answer I’m eventually going to come up with, and who better to capitalize on that media market than you yourselves?
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • And as long as I moved fast enough, I should be able to capitalize on it.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • That filmclip there—they call you ’Mahdi’—’Lisan al-Gaib’—as a last resort, you might capitalize on that.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • These tactics would capitalize on two great strengths of the Japanese troops—their ability to dig in and their ability to endure the most god-awful shelling.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • But for a few thousand poor ignorant field-hands, in the face of poverty, a falling market, and social stress, to save and capitalize two hundred thousand dollars in a generation has meant a tremendous effort.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Were they trying to get my head bashed in a picket line so that they could capitalize on the publicity?
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Gladstone explained to me how the Hegemony planned to capitalize on that obsession.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • On a personal level, my relations with Chief Buthelezi were close and respectful, and I hoped to capitalize on that.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The old lady knew that and thought we’d capitalize on it.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The thing to do then, as a live bunch of go-getters, is to CAPITALIZE CULTURE; to go right out and grab it.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Not allowing an inmate to see his attorney was a big no-no, and I was planning to capitalize on that.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • These were the signs he was waiting for, the lapses he could capitalize on to violently alter the circumstances.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Yet even here she had early realized that she could and should capitalize her looks and charm—and had.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • If you haven’t spent all your energy, you’ll be able to capitalize when opportunities arise.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • He was sorry for Dick Turner, whom he knew to be unhappy; but even this tragedy seemed to him romantic; he saw it, impersonally, as a symptom of the growing capitalization of farming all over the world, of the way small farmers would inevitably be swallowed by the big ones.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • Riley however, after walking Angel, worked through Enrique and Fidel, and Monterrey was again unable to capitalize on having a base runner in scoring position.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • As with wooden stakes, sunlight, and Italian food, vampires have a natural aversion to both punctuation and capitalization.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • In capitalization the English are a good deal more conservative than we are.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • There’s a pretty interesting legend attached to them, and the town even has a tour planned for the weekend to capitalize on it.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • Unlike most Americans, however, Holmes sought also to capitalize on the craze by buying bicycles on credit, then reselling them without ever paying off the initial purchase.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The advertising needed to capitalize on these feelings, letting parents know that "ONLY MCDONALD’S MAKES IT EASY TO GET A BIT OF DISNEY MAGIC."
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • You were serving papers and well do I remember how I exhorted you to put forth your best efforts to capitalize on the big news.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • He was out of the house, wandering through the streets, blind, deaf, senseless, immersed in that boiling mass of latent energy… like a ship with sails caught in the nexus of a typhoon, fighting to convert a whirlpool of wind into the motive power that would lead to safety… S. Powell fought to absorb that fearful torrent, to Capitalize that latent energy, to Cathectize and direct it toward the Demolition of Reich before it was too late, too late, too late, too late, too late… ——
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • "Interesting capitalization," I said.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • It would be a little premature, since there was nothing guaranteed for the girls, but he could capitalize on the general excitement of the day.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • I’m a big believer in random capitalization.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • The rules of capitalization are so unfair to words in the middle.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • His mail-order company brought in a surprising amount of cash, and he began trying to find a way to capitalize on the latest medical rage, a cure for alcoholism invented by a physician named Keeley in Dwight, Illinois.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • I have to capitalize on the things I know how to do.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • His only hope was to whittle down the odds and capitalize on rare opportunities.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Since the declaration of war, however, Max had claimed and repurposed the fields to capitalize upon its unique properties.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Some that night worked on a small notice announcing the opening of a new hotel, clearly another hastily built affair meant to capitalize on the expected crush of exposition visitors.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Rene was "angling" to capitalize on his fame, my father fulfilled his singular dream of buying a funeral home, and Ira Hayes was found dead—dead drunk.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • I recognized the capitalization immediately.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • They invariably capitalize such terms as /Government/, /Prime Minister/ and /Society/, when used as proper nouns; they capitalize /Press/, /Pulpit/, /Bar/, etc., almost as often.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • The rules of capitalization are so unfair to words in the middle of a sentence.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • They invariably capitalize such terms as /Government/, /Prime Minister/ and /Society/, when used as proper nouns; they capitalize /Press/, /Pulpit/, /Bar/, etc., almost as often.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • In addition, Thornton added a provisional class of "words and phrases of which I have found earlier examples in American than in English writers; …. with the /caveat/ that further research may reverse the claim"—a class offering specimens in /alarmist/, /capitalize/, /eruptiveness/, /horse of another colour/ (/sic!
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
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