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  • he received thanks but no pecuniary compensation for his services
  • The court needs to determine the pecuniary loss resulting from her husband's death.
  • Her interest was only pecuniary.
  • Eustace Macallan's death was in the pecuniary sense a serious loss to her husband.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  Law and the Lady
  • Phileas Fogg, then, had won the twenty thousand pounds; but, as he had spent nearly nineteen thousand on the way, the pecuniary gain was small.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • He would then have suffered under the pecuniary distresses which, because they are removed, he now reckons as nothing.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • She told him the pecuniary results, and then hesitated.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • He might come under pecuniary embarrassments, and his property be seized by creditors; or he might die, without making any arrangements in his favor.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • "Little niggard!" said he, "refusing me a pecuniary request!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • But if he be withall deprived of his Lands, or Goods, then the Punishment lyeth not in the Exile, but is to be reckoned amongst Punishments Pecuniary.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Whether they received any pecuniary reward for pleading, or delivering their opinions?
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • There was a little difficulty about the money-question, as she seemed averse to being under pecuniary obligations.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • He took Clennam's card and appropriate pecuniary compliment.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • There was a little difficulty about the money-question, as she seemed averse to being under pecuniary obligations.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Gowns[37] and pecuniary foundations,[38] though of towns of gold, can never countervail the least sentence or syllable of wit.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Why not make a pecuniary sacrifice?
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • I pass my whole life, miss, in turning an immense pecuniary Mangle.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • The present Confederation, feeble as it is intended to repose in the United States, an unlimited power of providing for the pecuniary wants of the Union.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The most unpleasant thing of all was that his pecuniary interests should in this way enter into the question of his reconciliation with his wife.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • This method of collecting taxes is slow as well as inconvenient, and it would prove a perpetual hindrance to a Government whose pecuniary demands were large.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1

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