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  • Lord Redwyne asked only for thirty years' remission of the taxes that Littlefinger and his wine factors had levied on certain of the Arbor's finest vintages.†   (source)
  • Taxes are usually levied by the summary proceeding of distress and sale.†   (source)
  • He'd checked, and all his bank accounts, even the ones he thought nobody knew about, were levied and emptied.†   (source)
  • For to prevent the effusion of blood, and for the avoiding all other inconveniences likely to grow from the wars now levied in our realm of Narnia, it is our pleasure to adventure our royal person on behalf of our trusty and well-beloved Caspian in clean wager of battle to prove upon your Lordship's body that the said Caspian is lawful King under us in Narnia both by our gift and by the laws of the Telmarines, and your Lordship twice guilty of treachery both in withholding the dominion of Narnia from the said Caspian and in the most abhominable, — don't forget to spell it with an H, Doctor — bloody, and unnatural murder of your kindly lord and brother King Caspian Ninth of that name.†   (source)
  • Word has reached him that Gennaro is levying a force to invade Squamuglia, also a rumor that the Pope is about to intervene because of the cardinal's murder.†   (source)
  • The community pressure levied against him would have sent me to an asylum.†   (source)
  • This uniqueness endowed it with an awesome quality; it was like a living and conscious creature, a local dragon or winged serpent who levied tribute and preyed upon the countryside.†   (source)
  • George was astonished at the ferocity of the charges levied against me by Piedmont.†   (source)
  • Her expression was open and thoughtful, as though she were listening to charges levied against someone else.†   (source)
  • However, it will be held in orbit until full payment is made of back charges on mortgage including any appropriate penalties and unpaid parking including levied fines.†   (source)
  • Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.†   (source)
  • The proposed Constitution limits the offense of treason "to levying war upon the United States, and adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort."†   (source)
  • Article 3, section 3: "Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.†   (source)
  • The powers within the first class are: declaring war, granting letters of marque, providing armies and fleets, regulating and using the militia, levying and borrowing money.†   (source)
  • Doctor Piedmont, what other punishment could you have levied against this young man besides firing him?†   (source)
  • There was nothing she could do to keep them from buying Tara, nothing to keep them from levying on every mirror and table and bed, on Ellen's shining mahogany and rosewood, and every bit of it precious to her, scarred though it was by the Yankee raiders.†   (source)
  • It is a bargain not unfrequently levied in love.†   (source)
  • The towns named their own magistrates of every kind, rated themselves, and levied their own taxes.†   (source)
  • But for every benefit which you receive, a tax is levied.†   (source)
  • In each there was an enemy to contend with, and contributions to be levied.†   (source)
  • In other words, the riches of Jerusalem were the tolls she levied on passing commerce.†   (source)
  • It divided the country into districts, and fixed the price of meat in all of them; and it owned all the refrigerator cars, and levied an enormous tribute upon all poultry and eggs and fruit and vegetables.†   (source)
  • He wondered how much each one contributed to the party, for there was somewhat of a spiritual tax levied.†   (source)
  • it made them heroic; and it made them pathetic too in their craving for trade with the inflexible death levying its toll on young and old.†   (source)
  • It was incurring a frightful risk to go to his assistance; not one of the sailors, all fishermen of the coast, recently levied for the service, dared to attempt it.†   (source)
  • He tried to prove to the Emperor the impossibility of levying fresh troops, spoke of the hardships already endured by the people, of the possibility of failure and so forth.†   (source)
  • Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.†   (source)
  • It was as much injured by its charges in fitting out an armament against the Spaniards, during the time of the Armada, as by the fines and confiscations levied on it by Elizabeth for harbouring of priests, obstinate recusancy, and popish misdoings.†   (source)
  • Among other things, Judea being reduced to a province, he sent the son of his old client or retainer to Jerusalem, charged with the receipt and management of the taxes levied in that region; and in that service the son had since remained, sharing the palace with the high-priest.†   (source)
  • Nothing in the aspect of the family was altered, except that the wife and daughters had levied on the package and put on woollen stockings and jackets.†   (source)
  • *w The fine is levied on each of the inhabitants; and the sheriff of the county, who is the officer of justice, executes the mandate.†   (source)
  • As for the chance episcopal perquisites, the fees for marriage bans, dispensations, private baptisms, sermons, benedictions, of churches or chapels, marriages, etc., the Bishop levied them on the wealthy with all the more asperity, since he bestowed them on the needy.†   (source)
  • If the second class has the power of making the laws, it will certainly not be lavish of taxes, because nothing is so onerous as a large impost which is levied upon a small income.†   (source)
  • After-life proved the truth of this melancholy prophecy, and Mrs. Clapp revenged herself for the deterioration of mankind by levying the most savage contributions upon the tea-caddies and legs of mutton of her locataires.†   (source)
  • When, for instance, the Union votes an impost, it does not apply to the States for the levying of it, but to every American citizen in proportion to his assessment.†   (source)
  • Thus, taxes are voted by the State, but they are levied and collected by the township; the existence of a school is obligatory, but the township builds, pays, and superintends it.†   (source)
  • On this account universal suffrage would be less dangerous in France than in England, because in the latter country the property on which taxes may be levied is vested in fewer hands.†   (source)
  • Lastly, as it was necessary that the Federal Government should be able to fulfil its engagements, it was endowed with an unlimited power of levying taxes.†   (source)
  • Again, if difficulties arise in the levying of import duties which have been voted by Congress, the Federal court must decide the case, because it arises under the interpretation of a law of the United States.†   (source)
  • If the first of the three exclusively possesses the legislative power, it is probable that it will not be sparing of the public funds, because the taxes which are levied on a large fortune only tend to diminish the sum of superfluous enjoyment, and are, in point of fact, but little felt.†   (source)
  • It cannot be doubted that the central administration of France, assisted by all the public officers who are at its disposal, might determine with exactitude the amount of the direct and indirect taxes levied upon the citizens.†   (source)
  • In countries in which the poor *e should be exclusively invested with the power of making the laws no great economy of public expenditure ought to be expected: that expenditure will always be considerable; either because the taxes do not weigh upon those who levy them, or because they are levied in such a manner as not to weigh upon those classes.†   (source)
  • Charges Levied By The State Under The Rule Of The American Democracy In all communities citizens divisible into three classes—Habits of each of these classes in the direction of public finances—Why public expenditure must tend to increase when the people governs—What renders the extravagance of a democracy less to be feared in America—Public expenditure under a democracy.†   (source)
  • Prerogative Of The Federal Government Power of declaring war, making peace, and levying general taxes vested in the Federal Government—What part of the internal policy of the country it may direct—The Government of the Union in some respects more central than the King's Government in the old French monarchy.†   (source)
  • All these differences in the manner in which contributions are levied in the two countries enhance the difficulty of comparing their expenditure; for there are certain expenses which the citizens would not be subject to, or which would at any rate be much less considerable, if the State did not take upon itself to act in the name of the public.†   (source)
  • Thirteen supreme courts of justice existed in France, which, generally speaking, had the right of interpreting the law without appeal; and those provinces which were styled pays d'etats were authorized to refuse their assent to an impost which had been levied by the sovereign who represented the nation.†   (source)
  • On the whole, I proposed as a more effectual watch, the hiring of proper men to serve constantly in that business; and as a more equitable way of supporting the charge the levying a tax that should be proportion'd to the property.†   (source)
  • Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.†   (source)
  • [13]These public quarrels were all at bottom owing to the proprietaries, our hereditary governors, who, when any expense was to be incurred for the defense of their province, with incredible meanness instructed their deputies to pass no act for levying the necessary taxes, unless their vast estates were in the same act expressly excused; and they had even taken bonds of these deputies to observe such instructions†   (source)
  • Some changes were however recommended and we also engaged they should be made by a subsequent law, but the Assembly did not think them necessary; for one year's tax having been levied by the act before the order of Council arrived, they appointed a committee to examine the proceedings of the assessors, and on this committee they put several particular friends of the proprietaries.†   (source)
  • The upkeep of board-schools in England comes out of the /rates/, which are local taxes levied upon householders.†   (source)
  • Skin-the-Goat, assuming he was he, evidently with an axe to grind, was airing his grievances in a forcible-feeble philippic anent the natural resources of Ireland or something of that sort which he described in his lengthy dissertation as the richest country bar none on the face of God's earth, far and away superior to England, with coal in large quantities, six million pounds worth of pork exported every year, ten millions between butter and eggs and all the riches drained out of it by England levying taxes on the poor people that paid through the nose always and gobbling up the best meat in the market and a lot more surplus steam in the same vein.†   (source)
  • Ely with Richmond troubles me more near Than Buckingham and his rash-levied strength.†   (source)
  • Trust to thy single virtue; for thy soldiers, All levied in my name, have in my name Took their discharge.†   (source)
  • The subjects' grief Comes through commissions, which compels from each The sixth part of his substance, to be levied Without delay; and the pretence for this Is nam'd, your wars in France.†   (source)
  • For, since the mortal and intestine jars 'Twixt thy seditious countrymen and us, It hath in solemn synods been decreed, Both by the Syracusians and ourselves, To admit no traffic to our adverse towns; Nay, more, If any born at Ephesus be seen At any Syracusian marts and fairs;— Again, if any Syracusian born Come to the bay of Ephesus, he dies, His goods confiscate to the Duke's dispose; Unless a thousand marks be levied, To quit the penalty and to ransom him.†   (source)
  • The pension from each family for the education and entertainment of a child, upon failure of due payment, is levied by the emperor's officers.†   (source)
  • And they that give to a man The Right of government in Soveraignty, are understood to give him the right of levying mony to maintain Souldiers; and of appointing Magistrates for the administration of Justice.†   (source)
  • Sancho overheard him and said, "It is eight or ten days, brother growler, since I entered upon the government of the island they gave me, and all that time I never had a bellyful of victuals, no not for an hour; doctors persecuted me and enemies crushed my bones; nor had I any opportunity of taking bribes or levying taxes; and if that be the case, as it is, I don't deserve, I think, to come out in this fashion; but 'man proposes and God disposes;' and God knows what is best, and what suits each one best; and 'as the occasion, so the behaviour;' and 'let nobody say "I won't drink of this water;"' and 'where one thinks there are flitches, there are no pegs;†   (source)
  • For Hot, Cold, Moist, and Dry, four champions fierce,
    Strive here for mastery, and to battle bring
    Their embryon atoms: they around the flag
    Of each his faction, in their several clans,
    Light-armed or heavy, sharp, smooth, swift, or slow,
    Swarm populous, unnumbered as the sands
    Of Barca or Cyrene's torrid soil,
    Levied to side with warring winds, and poise
    Their lighter wings.†   (source)
  • But in truth, if I discern clearly, a little ere He came, who levied the great spoil on Dis from the supernal circle, in all its parts the deep foul valley trembled so that I thought the universe had felt the love by which, as some believe, oft times the world has been converted into chaos:[1] and, at that moment, this ancient cliff here and elsewhere made this downfall.†   (source)
  • Do these fundamental principles require, particularly, that no tax should be levied without the intermediate agency of the States?†   (source)
  • A third offers some old musty laws that have been antiquated by a long disuse (and which, as they had been forgotten by all the subjects, so they had also been broken by them), and proposes the levying the penalties of these laws, that, as it would bring in a vast treasure, so there might be a very good pretence for it, since it would look like the executing a law and the doing of justice.†   (source)
  • Whereon old Norway, overcome with joy, Gives him three thousand crowns in annual fee; And his commission to employ those soldiers, So levied as before, against the Polack: With an entreaty, herein further shown, [Gives a paper.]†   (source)
  • This King of Naples, being an enemy To me inveterate, hearkens my brother's suit; Which was, that he, in lieu o' the premises Of homage and I know not how much tribute, Should presently extirpate me and mine Out of the dukedom, and confer fair Milan, With all the honours on my brother: whereon, A treacherous army levied, one midnight Fated to the purpose, did Antonio open The gates of Milan; and, i' th' dead of darkness, The ministers for th' purpose hurried thence Me and thy crying self.†   (source)
  • Not that more glorious, when the Angels met
    Jacob in Mahanaim, where he saw
    The field pavilioned with his guardians bright;
    Nor that, which on the flaming mount appeared
    In Dothan, covered with a camp of fire,
    Against the Syrian king, who to surprise
    One man, assassin-like, had levied war,
    War unproclaimed.†   (source)
  • Sometimes also in the meerly Civill government, there be more than one Soule: As when the Power of levying mony, (which is the Nutritive faculty,) has depended on a generall Assembly; the Power of conduct and command, (which is the Motive Faculty,) on one man; and the Power of making Lawes, (which is the Rationall faculty,) on the accidentall consent, not onely of those two, but also of a third; This endangereth the Common-wealth, somtimes for want of consent to good Lawes; but most often for want of such Nourishment, as is necessary to Life, and Motion.†   (source)
  • It would often occasion an accumulation of costs, more burdensome than the original sum of the tax to be levied.†   (source)
  • For he that deserteth the Means, deserteth the Ends; and he deserteth the Means, that being the Soveraign, acknowledgeth himselfe subject to the Civill Lawes; and renounceth the Power of Supreme Judicature; or of making Warre, or Peace by his own Authority; or of Judging of the Necessities of the Common-wealth; or of levying Mony, and Souldiers, when, and as much as in his own conscience he shall judge necessary; or of making Officers, and Ministers both of Warre, and Peace; or of appointing Teachers, and examining what Doctrines are conformable, or contrary to the Defence, Peace, and Good of the people.†   (source)
  • The taxes are usually levied by the more summary proceeding of distress and sale, as in cases of rent.†   (source)
  • The power of levying and borrowing money, being the sinew of that which is to be exerted in the national defense, is properly thrown into the same class with it.†   (source)
  • For in that he might openly, (if it had been his will,) and in plain termes, have renounced, or transferred it, and did not; it is to be understood it was not his will; but that the Grant proceeded from ignorance of the repugnancy between such a Liberty and the Soveraign Power; and therefore the Soveraignty is still retayned; and consequently all those Powers, which are necessary to the exercising thereof; such as are the Power of Warre, and Peace, of Judicature, of appointing Officers, and Councellours, of levying Mony, and the rest named in the 18th Chapter.†   (source)
  • Section 3, of the same article "Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.†   (source)
  • A very material object of this power was the relief of the States which import and export through other States, from the improper contributions levied on them by the latter.†   (source)
  • The powers falling within the FIRST class are those of declaring war and granting letters of marque; of providing armies and fleets; of regulating and calling forth the militia; of levying and borrowing money.†   (source)
  • A stranger to our politics, who was to read our newspapers at the present juncture, without having previously inspected the plan reported by the convention, would be naturally led to one of two conclusions: either that it contained a positive injunction, that standing armies should be kept up in time of peace; or that it vested in the EXECUTIVE the whole power of levying troops, without subjecting his discretion, in any shape, to the control of the legislature.†   (source)
  • The better to judge of this matter, it will be necessary to recollect, that, by the proposed Constitution, the offense of treason is limited "to levying war upon the United States, and adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort"; and that by the laws of New York it is confined within similar bounds.†   (source)
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  • In a single week, there might be committees, caucuses, colloquiums, congresses, and conventions variously coming together to establish codes, set courses of action, levy complaints, and generally clamor about the world's oldest problems in its newest nomenclature.†   (source)
  • Wes turned down Edmondson Avenue, walking toward his friend Levy's house.†   (source)
  • I work as a porter for the law firm of Bouhan, Williams and Levy.†   (source)
  • Owen Meany spent the night of July 5, 1968, in Oakland, California, where he was given a billet in the Bachelor Officers' Quarters; on the morning of July 6, Owen left quarters at the Oakland Army Depot— noting, in his diary, "THE ENLISTED MEN ON FAR EAST LEVY ARE REQUIRED TO LINE UP AT A NUMBERED DOOR, WHERE THEY ARE ISSUED JUNGLE FATIGUES, AND OTHER CRAP.†   (source)
  • They paraded by Mr. Sam Levy's house one night, but Sam just stood on his porch and told 'em things had come to a pretty pass, he'd sold 'em the very sheets on their backs.†   (source)
  • The Mallisters still hold Seagard and Walder Frey is marshaling his levies at the Twins.†   (source)
  • "Cruse, you'll help?" asked Mr. Levy, the chief sailmaker.†   (source)
  • General Levy has no pity for anyone.†   (source)
  • They talked about merchants, having deserters, and levies, and not enough salt to last the winter.†   (source)
  • He had a Jewish friend in town named Israel Levy who signed a bank note that allowed Tateh to get his hands on that old place.†   (source)
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  • The NFL hadn't yet begun to levy big fines for fights, and Wallace had taken full advantage of the freebies.†   (source)
  • The decisions were made by the army captain, who each morning collected an extraordinary levy for the defense of public order.†   (source)
  • So Levy quietly organized an experimental antipoverty program far away from the capital, in Campeche, where it wouldn't arouse interest or opposition.†   (source)
  • While some critics saw it as a boldly innovative departure, others, such as Morton Levy, who wrote a scathing attack in Commentary, called the collection a failure.†   (source)
  • For all her preening about her Sorbonne education, Levy was totally useless at our electrical studies.†   (source)
  • 'Then he must be a noble beast indeed,' said Aragorn; 'and it grieves me more than many tidings that might seem worse to learn that Sauron levies such tribute.†   (source)
  • Stephen Levy, a linguist at Queen Mary University, London, states that popular notions of like merely as a "filler or fumble" are inaccurate.†   (source)
  • Underwear was what Miri and Suzanne bought at Levy Brothers, one of two department stores on Broad Street.†   (source)
  • The power to levy taxes and borrow money—the financial support for national defense—has also been examined.†   (source)
  • Rachel Levy issued the press release the next day.†   (source)
  • Another bill, to levy penalizing fines against any church holding nonsegregated services, was, he contended, in flagrant contradiction to the First Amendment of the Constitution.†   (source)
  • For even then she knew that somehow she was not finished—a truth now borne out, she was relieved to say (while sprawled on the lakeside grass), by the timid yet voluptuous gurgles of hunger that attended the exalted instant, just before biting down, when her nostrils breathed in the briny smell of pickles, and mustard, and the caraway-tinged scent of Levy's Jewish rye.†   (source)
  • He is wealthy because he levies high taxes upon his subjects.†   (source)
  • His fighting record over the past few months included the actions at Nizhni Kelmes and Ust-Nemdinsk, the suppression of the Gubysov peasants who had put up armed resistance to food levies, and of the men of the 14th Infantry who had plundered a food convoy.†   (source)
  • But for the most part his speech was an attack upon the power trust, "an octopus with slimy fingers that levies tribute upon every fireside," and upon Hoover's refusal to discuss these questions: to sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men."†   (source)
  • Cob predicted a third levy tax after the harvests were in.†   (source)
  • Sincerely, General Shimon Levy, Strategos.†   (source)
  • Levy told Wes about Job Corps, a program he was about to enter.†   (source)
  • The sack filled quickly, and Mr. Levy gathered the bottom in his fist.†   (source)
  • "There are life rafts," Mr. Levy suggested.†   (source)
  • What Levy was talking about seemed different, but Wes wasn't sure which version to believe.†   (source)
  • "There she is," said Mr. Levy, fixing his circle of torchlight on the back wall.†   (source)
  • The rain began to subside as Wes approached Levy's house.†   (source)
  • Levy was a bit younger than Wes but had managed to get out of the hustling game a few months back.†   (source)
  • "We can fit a collar to the stone," Mr. Levy said, "and lock the rubber hosing to it."†   (source)
  • Levy found a piece of paper and wrote down a date and an address.†   (source)
  • "It's the finest hydrium I've ever smelled, sir," Mr. Levy announced.†   (source)
  • Levy went to the kitchen for a couple of sodas and sat on the couch next to Wes.†   (source)
  • But days like today were making Wes think that maybe Levy was the smart one.†   (source)
  • After agonizing over it, Wes decided to go with Levy to his final Job Corps interview.†   (source)
  • As he walked away from Levy's house, Wes pondered other reasons to be doubtful about Job Corps.†   (source)
  • Levy was hoping to become its newest recruit.†   (source)
  • Young Lord Hunter and his levies had joined the others two days past.†   (source)
  • Velaryon will threaten to take his levies home unless we strike at once.†   (source)
  • We have been sore pressed to find fodder and provender for our own levies.†   (source)
  • Ser Alliser Thorne will bring back fresh levies from King's Landing, we can hope.†   (source)
  • Little Janet, Levy, and I stood there outside the building with our mouths open.†   (source)
  • And for Rachel Levy and Arthur Goldman and all the other people you killed in Paris.†   (source)
  • My own levies will defend the fords of Red Fork against his crossing.†   (source)
  • Once, she thought she glimpsed Rachel Levy spinning like a ballerina.†   (source)
  • My eyes met Levy and Nervous Shirley's, which were huge.†   (source)
  • Levy, Shirley, I've got one of your screwdrivers.†   (source)
  • Levy soon became the unifying factor in the shop: the rest of us united against her.†   (source)
  • Little Janet and Levy and I looked at each other in astonishment.†   (source)
  • The Camp freaked out, issuing loud threats against the now-free Levy.†   (source)
  • I didn't even look at Nervous Shirley or Levy.†   (source)
  • "What ees this place, Mr. DeSimon?" asked Levy.†   (source)
  • Lord Frey's levies have joined them.†   (source)
  • The Levy family met all criteria for being Fine Folks: they did the best they could with the sense they had, and they had been living on the same plot of ground in Maycomb for five generations.†   (source)
  • Williams, suddenly finding himself without a lawyer, turned to Frank "Sonny" Seiler, a prominent Savannah attorney and a partner in the law firm of Bouhan, Williams and Levy.†   (source)
  • He installed his antiques shop in Armstrong House for a year and then sold the house to the law firm of Bouhan, Williams and Levy and went on about the business of living like, if not being, an aristocrat.†   (source)
  • Ser Wylis and his brother Ser Wendel followed, leading their levies, near fifteen hundred men: some twenty-odd knights and as many squires, two hundred mounted lances, swordsmen, and freeriders, and the rest foot, armed with spears, pikes and tridents.†   (source)
  • No one argued, though there hadn't been a three-bleeder year in living memory Jake guessed the harvest would be good enough so the third levy wouldn't break most families.†   (source)
  • So despite the third levy tax looming large in everyone's minds, people were looking in their purses and wishing they'd bought a little something, just in case the snow came early.†   (source)
  • Riverrun sat athwart the Lannister supply lines, Jason Mallister pointed out; let them bide their time, denying Lord Tywin fresh levies and provisions while they strengthened their defenses and rested their weary troops.†   (source)
  • The Darrys and Rygers and Mootons had sworn oaths to Riven-un as well, yet they had fought with Rhaegar Targaryen on the Trident, while Lord Frey had arrived with his levies well after the battle was over, leaving some doubt as to which army he had planned to join (theirs, he had assured the victors solemnly in the aftermath, but ever after her father had called him the Late Lord Frey).†   (source)
  • 13 HYDRIUM The chief sailmaker, Mr. Levy, had only to take a sniff at the cave's mouth and a huge smile soared across his face.†   (source)
  • Starboard side!" shouted Mr. Levy.†   (source)
  • The pirates came to an abrupt halt, and for a hopeful moment I wondered if they were cowed by the sight of the captain and Mr. Torbay and Mr. Rideau and Mr. Levy and the ship's rifle at the ready.†   (source)
  • When Wes arrived in his room, he found Levy lying back on the bed, his feet crossed and hands behind his head with his fingers interlocked.†   (source)
  • So far, so good," Wes said as he dropped his bags and lay on his bed, imitating Levy's leisurely pose.†   (source)
  • When Levy saw Wes, his face lit up.†   (source)
  • After receiving the same deployment date as Levy, Wes understood that the only question he was asked that mattered was the last one.†   (source)
  • One day after they took the test, the results came back: Levy needed to go through the full month-long pre-GED training.†   (source)
  • At first, Wes had been confused by Levy's decision: why would he give up so much money to go straight?†   (source)
  • Levy said with his distinctive Baltimore drawl: a trace of a southern twang with words contracted and vowels swallowed.†   (source)
  • Two weeks after his conversation with Levy, Wes stood in a parking lot on the corner of Saratoga and Greene streets, waiting for the bus that would take him to the Woodland Job Corps Center in Laurel.†   (source)
  • Levy would be entering the Job Corps as a high school dropout but was hoping to leave with a general equivalency diploma (GED) and the skills to help him land a job as a hot-water-boiler repairman.†   (source)
  • No longer would he have to share a room with Levy who, after a troubled start, was completing his GED requirements and starting his vocational classes.†   (source)
  • The Wise Masters had returned to slaving as soon as she moved on, and were busy raising levies, hiring sellswords, and making alliances against her.†   (source)
  • Their makeup would have put an Egyptian draftsman to shame, and their clothes—particularly their shoes—had definitely been purchased in Montgomery or Mobile: Jean Louise spotted A. Nachman, Gayfer's, Levy's, Hammel's, on all sides of the livingroom.†   (source)
  • The essence of Levy's idea was to pay poor families to keep their children in school and take them in for regular medical checkups.†   (source)
  • But he was a man and full of pride, nothing would serve but that he lead the Barrowton levies himself.†   (source)
  • Inside, it was busy with holiday shoppers but not overwhelming the way it would be at Levy's or Goerke's, the other downtown department store.†   (source)
  • "Mr. Moritz," wrote Levy, "whose debut novel was emboldened by his eschatological speculations, has here shifted his focus to pure scatology.†   (source)
  • Levy detects one linguistic role for like, similar to you know, "to build conversational solidarity and negotiate common ground."†   (source)
  • New levies have been raised and can be seen drilling outside the city walls, warships are being built, envoys have been sent to New Ghis and Volantis in the west, to make alliances and hire sell-swords.†   (source)
  • On May 8 news spread that another plane had crashed in Elizabeth, smashing into Levy Brothers department store.†   (source)
  • One of the pioneers is Mexico, where in 1995 the deputy finance minister, Santiago Levy, was alarmed that the crash of the peso and resulting recession would be devastating to the poor.†   (source)
  • Theon arrived in Barbrey Dustin's train, with her ladyship herself, her Barrowton levies, and the bride-to-be.†   (source)
  • Levy analyzed the speech of children aged ten and eleven in an outer-London school and found many different uses of like.†   (source)
  • ") There, Levy says, like is not intended to introduce a literal, verbatim quotation, but an illustrative example, letting her "offer a stereotypical response for her brother."†   (source)
  • The manicurist was polishing the nails of a lady Miri thought she recognized from the junior department at Levy Brothers.†   (source)
  • He'd returned from Rosby to deliver a fresh levy of spearmen recruited from Lord Gyles's estates and resume his command of the City Watch.†   (source)
  • Alone, she reread her opening remarks until Rachel Levy poked her head through the doorway and pointed to her wristwatch.†   (source)
  • Afterward, Levy showed President Ernesto Zedillo how successful the experiment had been, and Zedillo bravely agreed to phase out food subsidies and launch the new program nationwide.†   (source)
  • The chaos that would inevitably have delayed such a march with a hastily assembled host of household knights and local levies had been nowhere in evidence.†   (source)
  • The only yellow Cadillac she knew of belonged to one of the Levy brothers, who owned the department store on Broad Street.†   (source)
  • Only Ser Stafford Lannister and the raw green levies he's been gathering remain to oppose Robb in the west.†   (source)
  • Rachel Levy waited until she was gone before picking up the mobile and entering Hannah's not-so-secret security code.†   (source)
  • "Lord Winter has joined us with his levies," one of the sentries outside the Great Hall japed ...until he saw Theon's face and realized who he was talking to.†   (source)
  • Hannah took her assigned seat—she had volunteered to serve as a separation barrier between Goldman and Strauss—and listened as Rachel Levy instructed the audience to silence their mobile phones.†   (source)
  • She thought of the lady who worked in the teen department at Levy Brothers, the one who was having her nails done the morning Mr. Roman gave Miri her Elizabeth Taylor haircut.†   (source)
  • He offers him back to me without ransom, provided I withdraw my levies from His Grace and vow to fight no more.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile Father lives off the fat of the riverlands, while our uncle Stafford gathers fresh levies at the Rock.†   (source)
  • Rachel Levy, head of the center's publicity department, thought blandness and a trace of obfuscation would be the best approach, but Hannah overruled her.†   (source)
  • Cley Cerwyn was bringing three hundred more to join them on the march, and Maester Luwin had sent ravens before them, summoning levies from White Harbor and the barrow-lands and even the deep places inside the wolfswood.†   (source)
  • My deep contempt for Levy was not only because I didn't like the way she put herself above others but also because she was the opposite of stoic.†   (source)
  • An investigation, interrogations, and then Levy and Nervous Shirley would give me up in a hot second.†   (source)
  • I thought I knew why Levy had lied.†   (source)
  • Levy appeared completely unconcerned.†   (source)
  • Levy and the one other Jew in residence, the decidedly more likable Gayle Greenman, had been given boxes of matzoh by the German nun for Passover.†   (source)
  • Anyway, I wanted Levy to stop crying.†   (source)
  • ONE AFTERNOON Levy, our nervous coworker Shirley, and I, geared up in our tool belts, were shuttling around the staff housing on the grounds, checking the circuit panels in every house.†   (source)
  • "Zey have no class," sneered Levy.†   (source)
  • Most likely nothing at all's gonna happen, and if it does, it's your word against Levy or Shirley, and let's face it, they're wackos, who's gonna believe them?†   (source)
  • A few intrepids—Amy, Little Janet, Levy—climbed onto the platform and pushed the button, each stopping long before the lift reached its full height, then coming down.†   (source)
  • I pictured Levy, swollen with hives, looking like the Elephant Man, crying every single day over her six-month sentence and sneering at anyone she thought was not "classy."†   (source)
  • It was too painful, I thought, for Levy and others (especially the middle-class prisoners) to admit that they had been classed as undesirables, compelled against their will into containment, and forced into scarcity without even the dignity of chosen austerity.†   (source)
  • I felt terrible for anyone who was separated from her children by prison, but I also knew that Levy's kids lived nearby and that she would not allow them to come visit her because she didn't want them to see her in prison.†   (source)
  • Of course he sees us, Levy.†   (source)
  • It was Levy, all right.†   (source)
  • Levy started to cry.†   (source)
  • Kerman ...Riales ...Levy.†   (source)
  • Levy was agitated.†   (source)
  • Everyone else was new like me: in addition to Little Janet, there was Shirley, an extremely nervous Italian who seemed to think she was going to be shanked at any moment; Yvette, a sweet Puerto Rican who was halfway through a fourteen-year sentence and yet still had (at most) seventeen words of English at her command; and Levy, a tiny French-Moroccan Jew who claimed to have been educated at the Sorbonne.†   (source)
  • On the outer circle there were sixty thousand kerns and gallow-glasses marching with the Eleven, and these ill-armed levies of the Old Ones were inflamed against the twenty thousand foot-soldiers of Arthur's Sassenach army by the tragedy of the Gael.†   (source)
  • He levies tribute on Kropp's tin of beans, swallows some, then considers for a while and says: "You might get drunk first, of course, but then you'd take the next train for home and mother.†   (source)
  • The commissary was laying such heavy levies on foodstuffs that the tables of Atlanta were beginning to suffer.†   (source)
  • They were "in love" no longer; no, he had taken up with another woman, a serious woman, with her hair in a plait and a case in her hand (Minta had described her gratefully, almost admiringly), who went to meetings and shared Paul's views (they had got more and more pronounced) about the taxation of land values and a capital levy.†   (source)
  • We have stated that assessors are annually named by the town-meetings to levy the taxes.†   (source)
  • I teach singing to the youths of the Connecticut levy.†   (source)
  • The shopman told me they were so many levies.†   (source)
  • I'll levy thine attendance:
    Why waste so vainly thy resplendence?†   (source)
  • He importunes, persecutes one, and levies a regular tax on all travellers.†   (source)
  • We pounded along, stopped, landed soldiers; went on, landed custom-house clerks to levy toll in what looked like a God-forsaken wilderness, with a tin shed and a flag-pole lost in it; landed more soldiers—to take care of the custom-house clerks, presumably.†   (source)
  • If we had reason to fear these levies even before Richard's return, trowest thou there is any doubt now which party their leaders will take?†   (source)
  • He also noted the position of a pile of horse blankets, midway of the route, with the intent to levy upon them for the service of the crown of England for one night.†   (source)
  • He went out to levy on the village—not with a begging-bowl, which might do for down-country, but in the manner of a prince.†   (source)
  • Not a hundred years ago, amongst the greater part of European nations, numerous private persons and corporations were sufficiently independent to administer justice, to raise and maintain troops, to levy taxes, and frequently even to make or interpret the law.†   (source)
  • I made his acquaintance in Tver when I was there on official business, and he came there for the levy of recruits.†   (source)
  • through their fields laying waste the result of their patient toil; they were not allowed to keep doves themselves, and when the swarms from my lord's dovecote settled on their crops they must not lose their temper and kill a bird, for awful would the penalty be; when the harvest was at last gathered, then came the procession of robbers to levy their blackmail upon it: first the Church carted off its fat tenth, then the king's commissioner took his twentieth, then my lord's people made a mighty inroad upon the remainder; after which, the skinned freeman had liberty to bestow the remnant in his barn, in case it was worth the trouble; there were taxes, and taxes, and taxes, and more taxes†   (source)
  • The Emperor is to be here tomorrow... there's to be an Extraordinary Meeting of the nobility, and they are talking of a levy of ten men per thousand.†   (source)
  • At all events, his hoard had been reduced by various local levies to the sum of one hundred and nine francs fifteen sous, which had been counted out to him on his departure.†   (source)
  • The Bourbons left him quietly enough at the Catalans, but Napoleon returned, a special levy was made, and Fernand was compelled to join.†   (source)
  • "Hang it," he would say (or perhaps use a still stronger expression out of his simple vocabulary), "before I was married I didn't care what bills I put my name to, and so long as Moses would wait or Levy would renew for three months, I kept on never minding.†   (source)
  • This sort of wit is transmitted from generation to generation of the successive levies of youth who traverse the schools, who pass it from hand to hand, quasi cursores, and is almost always exactly the same; so that, as we have just pointed out, any one who had listened to Courfeyrac in 1828 would have thought he heard Tholomyes in 1817.†   (source)
  • But this was so much the better, as going into the dining room, Stepan Arkadyevitch found to his horror that the port and sherry had been procured from Depre, and not from Levy, and, directing that the coachman should be sent off as speedily as possible to Levy's, he was going back to the drawing room.†   (source)
  • At present they have no invasion to fear, and consequently no standing armies to maintain, no taxes to levy.†   (source)
  • It is natural for us who were not living in those days to imagine that when half Russia had been conquered and the inhabitants were fleeing to distant provinces, and one levy after another was being raised for the defense of the fatherland, all Russians from the greatest to the least were solely engaged in sacrificing themselves, saving their fatherland, or weeping over its downfall.†   (source)
  • I gave him a gold piece, and when he returned the change, I counted it, and found out how much a levy was.†   (source)
  • Other parties hinted that it was Becky's habit to levy contributions on all her husband's friends: going to this one in tears with an account that there was an execution in the house; falling on her knees to that one and declaring that the whole family must go to gaol or commit suicide unless such and such a bill could be paid.†   (source)
  • After reading about the dangers that threatened Russia, the hopes the Emperor placed on Moscow and especially on its illustrious nobility, Sonya, with a quiver in her voice due chiefly to the attention that was being paid to her, read the last words: "We ourselves will not delay to appear among our people in that Capital and in other parts of our realm for consultation, and for the direction of all our levies, both those now barring the enemy's path and those freshly formed to defeat him wherever he may appear.†   (source)
  • Suppose that the funds which the law demands for the maintenance of the roads have not been voted, the town surveyor is then authorized, ex officio, to levy the supplies.†   (source)
  • The governments of France and of America both levy taxes of this kind, which weigh upon the citizens; but who can estimate with accuracy their relative amount in the two countries?†   (source)
  • In countries in which the poor *e should be exclusively invested with the power of making the laws no great economy of public expenditure ought to be expected: that expenditure will always be considerable; either because the taxes do not weigh upon those who levy them, or because they are levied in such a manner as not to weigh upon those classes.†   (source)
  • In the course of 1832 the citizens of South Carolina, *b named a national Convention, to consult upon the extraordinary measures which they were called upon to take; and on November 24th of the same year this Convention promulgated a law, under the form of a decree, which annulled the federal law of the tariff, forbade the levy of the imposts which that law commands, and refused to recognize the appeal which might be made to the federal courts of law.†   (source)
  • In America the subjects of the Union are not States, but private citizens: the national Government levies a tax, not upon the State of Massachusetts, but upon each inhabitant of Massachusetts.†   (source)
  • declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.†   (source)
  • Then recover our costs with levies on the people:
    it's hard to afford such bounty man by man.†   (source)
  • There was a, levy put on the manors near Fort William—food for the garrison, horses for transport, and suchlike.†   (source)
  • / [26] The English Jews usually change /Levy/ to /Lewis/, a substitution almost unknown in America.†   (source)
  • [6] /Cohen/ and /Levy/ rank eighth and ninth, and are both ahead of /Jones/, which is second in England, and /Williams/, which is third†   (source)
  • Ahead of it, beside /Murphy/, /Meyer/, /Cohen/ and /Levy/, are /Schmidt/, /Ryan/, /O'Brien/, /Kelly/ and /Sullivan/.†   (source)
  • The American Jews differ further from the English in pronouncing /Levy/ to make the first syllable rhyme with /tea/; the English Jews always make the name /Lev-vy/.†   (source)
  • [25] To this end they modify the spelling of the more familiar Jewish surnames, turning /Levy/ into /Lewy/, /Lewyt/, /Levitt/, /Levin/, /Levine/, /Levey/, /Levie/[26] and even /Lever/, /Cohen/ into /Cohn/, /Cahn/, /Kahn/, /Kann/, /Coyne/ and /Conn/, /Aarons/ into /Arens/ and /Ahrens/ and /Solomon/ into /Salmon/, /Salomon/ and /Solmson/†   (source)
  • The Father-General needed new levies of young German-Jesuits.†   (source)
  • My friends and brethren in these great affairs, I must acquaint you that I have received New-dated letters from Northumberland; Their cold intent, tenour and substance, thus: Here doth he wish his person, with such powers As might hold sortance with his quality, The which he could not levy; whereupon He is retired, to ripe his growing fortunes, To Scotland: and concludes in hearty prayers That your attempts may overlive the hazard And fearful meeting of their opposite.†   (source)
  • Therefore, friends, As far as to the sepulchre of Christ— Whose soldier now, under whose blessed cross We are impressed and engaged to fight— Forthwith a power of English shall we levy, To chase these pagans in those holy fields Over whose acres walk'd those blessed feet Which fourteen hundred years ago were nail'd For our advantage on the bitter cross.†   (source)
  • The same instrument, says another, obliges each province to levy certain contributions; but this article never could, and probably never will, be executed; because the inland provinces, who have little commerce, cannot pay an equal quota.†   (source)
  • Secondly, they that have Authority concerning the Militia; to have the custody of Armes, Forts, Ports; to Levy, Pay, or Conduct Souldiers; or to provide for any necessary thing for the use of war, either by Land or Sea, are publique Ministers.†   (source)
  • O, true, good Catesby:—bid him levy straight The greatest strength and power that he can make, And meet me suddenly at Salisbury.†   (source)
  • Upon our first, he sent out to suppress His nephew's levies; which to him appear'd To be a preparation 'gainst the Polack; But, better look'd into, he truly found It was against your highness; whereat griev'd,— That so his sickness, age, and impotence Was falsely borne in hand,—sends out arrests On Fortinbras; which he, in brief, obeys; Receives rebuke from Norway; and, in fine, Makes vow before his uncle never more To give th' assay of arms against your majesty.†   (source)
  • Duncan is in his grave;
    After life's fitful fever he sleeps well;
    Treason has done his worst: nor steel, nor poison,
    Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing,
    Can touch him further.†   (source)
  • Ninthly, is annexed to the Soveraignty, the Right of making Warre, and Peace with other Nations, and Common-wealths; that is to say, of Judging when it is for the publique good, and how great forces are to be assembled, armed, and payd for that end; and to levy mony upon the Subjects, to defray the expenses thereof.†   (source)
  • So much for him,— Now for ourself and for this time of meeting: Thus much the business is:—we have here writ To Norway, uncle of young Fortinbras,— Who, impotent and bed-rid, scarcely hears Of this his nephew's purpose,—to suppress His further gait herein; in that the levies, The lists, and full proportions are all made Out of his subject:—and we here dispatch You, good Cornelius, and you, Voltimand, For bearers of this greeting to old Norway; Giving to you no further personal power To business with the king, more than the scope Of these dilated articles allow.†   (source)
  • The power of coinage has been so construed by Congress as to levy a tribute immediately from that source also.†   (source)
  • The result from all this is that the Union ought to be invested with full power to levy troops; to build and equip fleets; and to raise the revenues which will be required for the formation and support of an army and navy, in the customary and ordinary modes practiced in other governments.†   (source)
  • Hence, slow and scanty levies of men, in the most critical emergencies of our affairs; short enlistments at an unparalleled expense; continual fluctuations in the troops, ruinous to their discipline and subjecting the public safety frequently to the perilous crisis of a disbanded army.†   (source)
  • As the ceremony of a formal denunciation of war has of late fallen into disuse, the presence of an enemy within our territories must be waited for, as the legal warrant to the government to begin its levies of men for the protection of the State.†   (source)
  • To the People of the State of New York: ALTHOUGH I am of opinion that there would be no real danger of the consequences which seem to be apprehended to the State governments from a power in the Union to control them in the levies of money, because I am persuaded that the sense of the people, the extreme hazard of provoking the resentments of the State governments, and a conviction of the utility and necessity of local administrations for local purposes, would be a complete barrier against the oppressive use of such a power; yet I am willing here to allow, in its ful†   (source)
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  • The government decided to levy troops from the local population to bolster their military forces.
    levy = draft
  • And their supporting levies, Paul.   (source)
    levies = drafted soldiers
  • That's what we're led to believe: they're just the Emperor's levies trained young and superbly.   (source)
  • But the supporting levies the Emperor demands from —   (source)
    levies = drafting of soldiers
  • We'll bank the entire tithe openly in the name of Shaddam IV and deduct it legally from our levy support costs.   (source)
    levy = drafted soldiers
  • This gave his features the look of a pouting baby, and his voice carried a tone of petulance as he said: "Why …. he recruits …. that is to say, there are the levies and he enlists from —"   (source)
    levies = drafting of soldiers
  • You hear an occasional muttering about the Emperor's training cadres, but the balance of our civilization remains the same: the military forces of the Landsraad Great Houses on one side, the Sardaukar and their supporting levies on the other.   (source)
    levies = drafted soldiers
  • Brutus and Cassius Are levying powers:   (source)
    levying = raising
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