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  • These things were a man's job, he liked to say, proud of his own upkeep.†   (source)
  • "I'm not much for car upkeep simply for aesthetics' sake," he said.†   (source)
  • Their ships needed upkeep: floors mopped, walls painted, windows washed, trash taken out.†   (source)
  • He didn't bother with upkeep.†   (source)
  • These days, the children share in the upkeep of Noah's house.†   (source)
  • …dollars, now cost them five hundred, there being no market for oil field equipment, and the suppliers having to earn on one drill what they had earned on five, or perish-then the pipe lines began to close, there being no one able to pay for their upkeep-then the railroads were granted permission to raise their freight rates, there being little oil to carry and the cost of running tank trains having crushed two small lines out of existence-and when the sun went down, they saw that the…†   (source)
  • And since he owned her house as well as ours, it hadn't taken him two minutes to see that by putting the two families together and leasing out Loma's place, the rent money would just about equal her upkeep.†   (source)
  • In fact, if necessary, I will contribute to the maintenance and upkeep of the professorship whatever sum is necessary to sustain my participation.†   (source)
  • I'm thinking I could just rent something, one of those streamlined efficiencies that wouldn't need any upkeep.†   (source)
  • They were parked on the opposite side of the street, outside a duplex of identical construction and upkeep.†   (source)
  • He pointed out the injustice of this policy, since the upkeep of the beaches comes from a gasoline tax.†   (source)
  • Zeke also told me that he had heard they were going to make me pay for the upkeep of the boat.†   (source)
  • He did not justify his kinsman's confidence, and even took the money given him for Yura's upkeep and spent it on himself.†   (source)
  • Gentlemen, all I am asking you is to continue to pay for my gas and upkeep of the boat this year.†   (source)
  • Nor will we pay for the upkeep on the boat if you continue to commute.†   (source)
  • There were already gangs, addicts, and a rougher element living in those apartments when the agencies began sending refugees to the landlords; without the refugees and the upkeep on which the agencies insisted, most in the resettlement community felt, Clarkston might have deteriorated into a slum.†   (source)
  • Emanuel Ransom, a board member at the center who had long criticized the refugee community for not contributing more to the center's upkeep, thought the Decatur-DeKalb YMCA, which sponsored the Fugees, should pay more for the program's use of the field.†   (source)
  • Khodatskoie stood at a crossing of the road and the railway; it had engine repair shops and other workshops connected with the upkeep of the line, and there, crowded into barracks, the poorest of the poor lived and wasted away and died.†   (source)
  • He spent half a million (deductible) yen a month on its upkeep.†   (source)
  • The old lady helped with the upkeep of the house.†   (source)
  • All this involved the upkeep of registers and statistics, and Grand undertook the task.†   (source)
  • The talk was all of the trade that came and went on the waterways and the growth of the traffic on the river, as the roads out of the East towards Mirkwood vanished or fell into disuse; and of the bickerings of the Lake-men and the Wood-elves about the upkeep of the Forest River and the care of the banks.†   (source)
  • Of course, tenant selection helps, they stagger the rents, the families who make twelve hundred a year pay more for the same apartment to help carry the families who make six hundred a year—you know, underdog milked to help somebody underdoggier—but still, the cost of the building and the upkeep must be as low as humanly possible.†   (source)
  • And again, since no animal now stole, it was unnecessary to fence off pasture from arable land, which saved a lot of labor on the upkeep of hedges and gates.†   (source)
  • The minute Sue got her hands on a little money she'd give herself unendurable airs and never contribute one cent toward the upkeep of Tara.†   (source)
  • Was looking after the upkeep of the road, he declared.†   (source)
  • He, and he in person, is responsible for the upkeep of that house for the next three years.†   (source)
  • The dispersal of the rest was rather minutely itemized: the taxes and improvements on the Lake Geneva estate had come to almost nine thousand dollars; the general up-keep, including Beatrice's electric and a French car, bought that year, was over thirty-five thousand dollars.†   (source)
  • For ever since he had been working and earning money, it had been assumed that he would contribute a fair portion of all that he received—at least three-fourths of the smaller salaries he had received up to this time—toward the upkeep of the home.†   (source)
  • The upkeep of that motor car alone must cost him quite a lot, said Septimus, when they got out into the street.†   (source)
  • He had a dim perception of the following budget: About 80,000 went in payments on all the estates to the Land Bank, about 30,000 went for the upkeep of the estate near Moscow, the town house, and the allowance to the three princesses; about 15,000 was given in pensions and the same amount for asylums; 150,000 alimony was sent to the countess; about 70,000 went for interest on debts.†   (source)
  • The upkeep of board-schools in England comes out of the /rates/, which are local taxes levied upon householders.†   (source)
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