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  • But the school had gone bankrupt, which perhaps should have made them think twice.   (source)
    bankrupt = legally declared to be unable to pay money that is owed
  • "Not the greatest specimen," Mack says, "but I got her cheap from this bankrupt circus out west."   (source)
    bankrupt = having to shutdown because it is unable to pay money that it owed
  • Even at the end, when International Genetic Technologies filed for Chapter 11 protection in United States Bankruptcy Court in San Francisco on October 5, 1989, the proceedings drew little press attention.   (source)
    bankruptcy = legally declared unable to pay money that is owed
  • Before you came, I was thinking about how much time I had wasted in the same place, while my friends had moved on, and either went bankrupt or did better than they had before.   (source)
    bankrupt = were unable to pay their bills
  • Unfortunately for them, this didn't get them any money, as the United States was beyond bankruptcy.   (source)
    bankruptcy = the inability to pay money that is owed
  • A former Salem minister, George Burroughs, had had to borrow money to pay for his wife's funeral, and, since the parish was remiss in his salary, he was soon bankrupt.   (source)
    bankrupt = legally declared to be unable to pay money that is owed
  • But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt.   (source)
    bankrupt = unable to meet its obligations
  • Every human being held it as an article of faith that the farm would go bankrupt sooner or later, and, above all, that the windmill would be a failure.   (source)
    bankrupt = legally declared unable to pay money that is owed
  • How did you go bankrupt?   (source)
    bankrupt = legally declared to be unable to pay money that is owed
  • Word began to spread that Gregarious Games was in danger of going bankrupt.†   (source)
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  • She's already bankrupt: you can't get • blood from a stone.†   (source)
  • For the remaining five days, he was assigned to a room with a Japanese student who found Americans morally bankrupt.†   (source)
  • In their heyday, these retreats were so conducive to frank expressions of sentiment that if one were to eavesdrop at their tables for a month, one would be able to anticipate all of the bankruptcies, weddings, and wars of the year to come.†   (source)
  • If she had died in 2008, Mamaw's estate likely would have been bankrupt.†   (source)
  • Dad is always opening windows, complaining that she'd bankrupt the lot of us.†   (source)
  • They began extending credit to bankrupt royals and charging interest in return, thereby establishing modern banking and broadening their wealth and influence still further.†   (source)
  • The policy would also protect farmers from going bankrupt if prices fell too much.†   (source)
  • He had a series of unsuccessful business ventures and went bankrupt more than once.†   (source)
  • Leo's dream switched to Wheel of Fortune just as the wheel hit Bankrupt and the audience said, "Awwww!†   (source)
  • She had come from a wealthy family, but her husband had committed suicide after his business went bankrupt.†   (source)
  • We would be bankrupt in a day.†   (source)
  • This story is the safety net above which he swoops and dives like a brilliant clown in a bankrupt circus.†   (source)
  • When I built the cable company, in the early stages, I was making deals where I would have been bankrupt if I hadn't pulled it off.†   (source)
  • "People will think we're ironic instead of creatively bankrupt," my sister reasoned.†   (source)
  • Chemical factories in the bankrupt and groaning South.†   (source)
  • Our policy in the east is bankrupt, and we are erecting a final memorial to it with the destruction of Warsaw.†   (source)
  • On the night of August 10 Charles J. Eddy, a former top official of the bankrupt Reading Railroad, one of the first casualties of the panic, walked into Washington Park just north of the Midway and shot himself.†   (source)
  • "Sarcasm is the last refuge of the imaginatively bankrupt," she told him.†   (source)
  • And if I never did ask you—let's suppose that I never met you—you would have sat here knowing that Wennerström was a gangster while Millennium went bankrupt?†   (source)
  • You're bankrupt!†   (source)
  • When almost all the national industries were gradually shut down and businesses were beginning to go bankrupt, defeated by the massive importation of consumer goods, they said that Brazilian stoves, Taiwanese cloth, and Japanese motorcycles were superior to anything that had ever been manufactured in the country.†   (source)
  • The fast food chains are periodically sued by franchisees who are upset about encroachment, about inflated prices charged by suppliers, about bankruptcies and terminations that seemed unfair.†   (source)
  • The company went bankrupt within a year.†   (source)
  • Probably built by the same hack, who no doubt went bankrupt.†   (source)
  • A slavish concern for the composition of words is the sign of a bankrupt intellect," roared the Humbug, waving his cane furiously.†   (source)
  • He painted it sometime between 1665 and when he died four years later, bankrupt and alone.†   (source)
  • Let her win a few, and then he would win just a few more, and she would be bankrupt long before the sun was up.†   (source)
  • The men felt it would be little short of criminal to bankrupt young men at the outset of their careers.†   (source)
  • Then a new station opened closer to the city and this place went bankrupt.†   (source)
  • If she didn't feel so exhausted, so bankrupt, so utterly spent, she'd be dissolving in panic.†   (source)
  • He wants to scream at them, "I remember when you were down and out, when you were sure that no one could love you-with all your betrayals and bankruptcies and sinning-and I showed you how Jesus can cleanse you and God can love you, even when the whole world seems to hate you.†   (source)
  • I would have argued that the government's drug laws were at best proven ineffectual every day and at worst were misguidedly focused on supply rather than demand, randomly conceived and unevenly and unfairly enforced based on race and class, and thus intellectually and morally bankrupt.†   (source)
  • Without the cash, I'm told it's virtually bankrupt.†   (source)
  • After a century of war, Volantis found herself broken, bankrupt, and depopulated.†   (source)
  • But Tomsk Air had gone bankrupt, and the airport, formerly the Airport of the Workers, received not the previous forty-seven flights daily but only a handful.†   (source)
  • Smith was unacceptable, Adams was told, because he was a bankrupt.†   (source)
  • He knew the journey was already dangerous and didn't want to bankrupt the little goblin in the bargain.†   (source)
  • They might suddenly realize that you are what you are, and then your life wouldn't be worth a piece of bankrupt stock.†   (source)
  • Virtually overnight, Johnny's father was bankrupt with seven children and a wife to feed.†   (source)
  • Because Poland was a very poor country, with a bankrupt aristocracy and a crushed peasantry.†   (source)
  • It's always been completely bankrupt with regard to abstract art.†   (source)
  • They would, she supposed, desert wholesale if she were dethroned or utterly bankrupt, but on the whole they waited very patiently for their pay.†   (source)
  • Go bankrupt?†   (source)
  • If I sold out—if anybody was fool enough to buy—I'd be bankrupt.†   (source)
  • I and these gentlemen with me have formed a committee, the Amistad Committee, to ensure that the devilish machinations from the morally bankrupt presidential administration in Washington will not impede a just outcome for these poor African souls.†   (source)
  • If they were businessmen they'd be bankrupt.†   (source)
  • Why, because it went bankrupt?†   (source)
  • The rebel leadership knew that President Lincoln wanted to capture tobacco stores in order to sell them to England, thereby raising much-needed money for the nearly bankrupt U.S. Treasury.†   (source)
  • The loans it could get would be the same that loan sharks commonly lend to bankrupt and fraudulent debtors—very small with an enormous interest rate.†   (source)
  • How could a company like Schwinn, which owned the majority of the U.S. market for about eighty years, have gone bankrupt, sold for next to nothing?†   (source)
  • "Oh," he said, "maybe that Harford Contractors would go bankrupt and quit underbidding me."†   (source)
  • That lasted eighteen months, then we went bankrupt.†   (source)
  • It didn't do him any good to bankrupt himself buying war bonds.†   (source)
  • Then he bought a semi-bankrupt mining company.†   (source)
  • It would disrupt world trade and bankrupt everybody.†   (source)
  • They'll be bankrupt inside six months.†   (source)
  • The three years that he lived after they married were the happiest and most prosperous of Mrs. McIntyre's life, but when he died his estate proved to be bankrupt.†   (source)
  • I'll go bankrupt, dealing with these people.†   (source)
  • For years Charlie had been planning for when Dick would be bankrupt.†   (source)
  • The company declared bankruptcy.
    bankruptcy = inability to pay money that is owed
  • They filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
    bankruptcy = legally declared inability to pay money that is owed
  • If a Snilfard should become bankrupt, he might be demoted to an Ygnirod.†   (source)
  • If CERN goes bankrupt, destroyed by scandal, everybody loses.†   (source)
  • He bought out a bankrupt cropdusting company, turned it into an airmail service, and prospered.†   (source)
  • As we saw earlier, farmers in the industrial food chain are often on the edge of going bankrupt.†   (source)
  • He'd picked it up for a song, he said, after the previous owner had managed to bankrupt himself.†   (source)
  • The bankrupt patients were buried, Deo had heard, by prisoners who couldn't refuse the job.†   (source)
  • I was bankrupt and the Twins had betrayed me to the Empire.†   (source)
  • Another nephew, William Cranch, had become involved in one such scheme and gone bankrupt.†   (source)
  • How do you expect me to produce after I go bankrupt?†   (source)
  • But it'd bankrupt me-looks like some of you ladies can really eat.†   (source)
  • Durant, for the umpteenth time, took a huge financial leap before looking, and emerged bankrupt.†   (source)
  • Franchisees who'd gone bankrupt were never asked if they felt successful.†   (source)
  • What will happen to the thousands of my workers, suppliers and customers when I go bankrupt?†   (source)
  • What would happen to them if Associated Steel went bankrupt?†   (source)
  • The United Locomotive Works went bankrupt.†   (source)
  • Well, Barton and Jones of Denver went bankrupt yesterday.†   (source)
  • The Texas-Western Railroad went bankrupt last month.†   (source)
  • Couldn't get any cough drops this morning, the drugstore on our corner went bankrupt last week.†   (source)
  • Why, he said, his face gray, if they went bankrupt the farm would be lost to them!†   (source)
  • His antipathy for Randy was more deeply rooted than if he had been a bankrupt.†   (source)
  • You will be bankrupt.†   (source)
  • His time, what a bankrupt idea, as if he's been given a box of time belonging to him alone, stuffed to the brim with hours and minutes that he can spend like money.†   (source)
  • McDermott said he could only manage three at that price, and named a lower, and so they went on until Jeremiah said well, he would do it, he would give the four for the price of three, but not a penny less, although it was highway robbery and he would be bankrupt in no time if things went on this way; and McDermott was very pleased with himself to think he'd made such a tight bargain.†   (source)
  • That fortunate encounter over the safe resulted in my father becoming one of the first Jewish workers at the company Schindler initially leased and then, in November 1939, took over from a bankrupt Jewish businessman named Abraham Bankier.†   (source)
  • C-Cubed eventually went bankrupt, so Gates and his friends began hanging around the computer center at the University of Washington.†   (source)
  • He traded stock and options and liked to make quick deals, and he emerged in the celebrity press as one of Sweden's numerous billionaires with a city home on Strandvägen, a fabulous summer villa on the island of Värmdö, and an eighty-two-foot motor yacht that he bought from a bankrupt former tennis star.†   (source)
  • My bankrupt diet of government-subsidized sugar-and-starch-laden food was a contributing factor, but I was also an OASIS addict, so the only exercise I usually got back then was running away from bullies before and after school.†   (source)
  • Mountainview went bankrupt in 1957 amid charges of corruption, nest-feathering, and cheating the stockholders.†   (source)
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bankrupt as in:  bankrupt idea

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  • I reached a state of spiritual bankruptcy.
    bankruptcy = a state of lacking of good qualities
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  • Confronted with a report of a failed semester or an unpaid bill, the Grand Duke would summon his godson to his library, read the letter aloud, drop it on his desk, and ask the question without expectation of a response, knowing full well that the answer was imprisonment, bankruptcy, or both.†   (source)
  • We purchase homes we don't need, refinance them for more spending money, and declare bankruptcy, often leaving them full of garbage in our wake.†   (source)
  • Suspiciously, Opus Dei's elevation occurred the same year the wealthy sect allegedly had transferred almost one billion dollars into the Vatican's Institute for Religious Works—commonly known as the Vatican Bank—bailing it out of an embarrassing bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • Joe filed for bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • Because you and Rose bankrupted the farm.†   (source)
  • The world was bankrupted of ten million fine actions the night he passed on.†   (source)
  • The fact that I smelled divorce, bankruptcy, illness and death in almost every space we viewed was clearly delusional —and, besides, how could the troubles of these previous tenants, real or imagined, harm Kitsey or me?†   (source)
  • The bankruptcy matched my psyche perfectly.†   (source)
  • The Puritans, only a few years after him, saw failure in business—ruined crops, bankruptcy, financial mismanagement, even disease in one's herd—as clear evidence of God's displeasure and therefore of moral shortcomings.†   (source)
  • You are facing bankruptcy.†   (source)
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  • For a brief period, those young Guards nearly bankrupted China, and the country teetered on the edge of civil war as different factions of the military supported different government leaders.†   (source)
  • Four years ago Taco Bell had been in a down cycle, and he'd teetered on the brink of bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • And here she'd always berated him for his failures in business when the greater bankruptcy had been on her part.†   (source)
  • You must have bankrupted your kingdom for such a reward, my friend?†   (source)
  • She closed the café and filed for personal bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • Oxygen debt approaches bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • I've expected it every day since I declared bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • There had been the Olive War, the Tuna Fish Discrepancy, which almost bankrupted both nations, the Roman Rift, which did send them both into insolvency, only to be followed by the Discord of the Emeralds, in which they both got rich again, chiefly by banding together for a brief period and robbing everybody within sailing distance.†   (source)
  • During the worst of his financial troubles, advisers pleaded with him to declare bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • Harriet had built her business from the ground up, starting straight out of art school, and the process had been difficult, involving struggle, the occasional compromise of artistic integrity, and a near brush with bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • A big estate, a pile of money, a hotly contested will, and we just might avoid bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • I had dealt myself the cards of deceit, exposure, shame, near-bankruptcy, and self-imposed isolation.†   (source)
  • "I'd keep you from bankruptcy," grunted the Scotchman, as he laid a small book on Gray's desk.†   (source)
  • I mean officers in the militia and deacons in the church...The line I have just described makes about 160 years in which no bankruptcy was ever committed, no widow or orphan was ever defrauded, no redemptor intervened and no debt was contracted with England.†   (source)
  • Bankruptcy lay in Marseilles, but so did an altered passport, a passport to Zurich.†   (source)
  • All businesses now operating under Federal Bankruptcy Law 7-B can become liquid at once by employing services of this miraculous animal...Clockers have given up timing Seabiscuit with a stopwatch.†   (source)
  • Let me tell you something about these dudes: They never took over a company and, as CEO, artificially inflated the value of the stock and cashed out their own shares, bringing the company to the brink of bankruptcy, resulting in twenty thousand people losing their jobs while the CEO builds a home the size of a luxury hotel.†   (source)
  • Whose bankruptcy sale was it, when you bought the factory?†   (source)
  • The power to establish uniform bankruptcy laws is closely connected with the regulation of commerce.†   (source)
  • But he could dodge potential bankruptcy, would have something to retire with, and Kit would stay at the college of her choosing and would be that much less disappointed in life and in her father.†   (source)
  • Larry began to fear bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • There came boom and bust, bankruptcy, depression.†   (source)
  • He detested New York only for what he called its "barbarity," its lack of courtesy, its total bankruptcy in the estimable domain of public manners.†   (source)
  • Once, he and Randy figured out that if his gross rose to more than $50,000 a year he would have to go into bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • Things went from bad to worse, the pressure brought on a return of my old complaint, and, in short, we were forced to bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • He made Father drink, he got his business into a muddle, he brought him to the point of bankruptcy, and he drove him to suicide.†   (source)
  • The embargo completely idled the shipbuilding industry, destroyed the shipping trade and tied up the fishing vessels; and stagnation, bankruptcy, distress, and migration from the territory became common.†   (source)
  • He is regressing under the emotional bankruptcy very rapidly...†   (source)
  • If they had another failure like this year, it would mean bankruptcy for certain.†   (source)
  • Kierkegaard Europe is on the road to bankruptcy Hilde looked at her watch.†   (source)
  • Luma faced the possibility of having to close and even of declaring bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • Filing for bankruptcy at the age of twenty-eight was not something I had aspired to do.†   (source)
  • 'The whole of Europe is on the road to bankruptcy,' he said.†   (source)
  • Failure to do so could cost them the chain stores' business, which could mean bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • It was a bankruptcy sale and nobody much who'd want to bid on the old mess.†   (source)
  • Not that we had worries financially — we'd been pulling in money almost literally hand over fist, so much money that Hobie, crediting me with his salvation (he'd been on the verge of bankruptcy) had insisted on making me partner, which I hadn't been all that keen on given the circumstances.†   (source)
  • And when the dust clears—when bankruptcy hits or a family member bails us out of our stupidity—there's nothing left over.†   (source)
  • No snarky commentary on the dismantling of the series or the authors' near-bankruptcy—right now it was all hearts and flowers for the Elliotts.†   (source)
  • A district judge had earlier appointed John Quincy a commissioner of bankruptcy in Boston, a petty federal office involving petty fees, but that had made a difference to him in his first lean year in Boston.†   (source)
  • I will confine myself to a brief review of the remaining powers under this third description: regulate commerce among the States and the Indian tribes, coin and regulate the value of money, punish counterfeiting coins and securities of the United States, fix the standard of weights and measures, make a uniform rule of naturalization and uniform laws of bankruptcy, prescribe the way that public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of each State will be proved and the effect they will have in other States, establish post offices and post roads.†   (source)
  • His investors forced him to declare bankruptcy, and now they're going to sell his property to recoup their losses.†   (source)
  • Bankruptcy would not be a concern.†   (source)
  • More than once I became convinced Seth was determined to flame out in some glorious bankruptcy, with the loot hidden offshore, of course.†   (source)
  • Uniform Bankruptcy Laws†   (source)
  • Our agony took four years, from our first meeting to our last, and it ended the only way it could end: in bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • In four years, a plan conceived, not by the cold calculations of the mind, but by the pure love of the heart, was brought to an end in the sordid mess of policemen, lawyers and bankruptcy proceedings.†   (source)
  • I scraped the steel together from bankruptcy sales, and begging a few tons here and there from big companies, and just going around like a scavenger to all sorts of unlikely places-well, I won't bore you with that, only I never thought I'd live to see the time when I'd have to do business that way.†   (source)
  • The creed of sacrifice is a morality for the immoral-a morality that declares its own bankruptcy by confessing that it can't impart to men any personal stake in virtues or values, and that their souls are sewers of depravity, which they must be taught to sacrifice.†   (source)
  • from their virtues is an act of moral embezzlement-that to place any other concern higher than justice is to devaluate your moral currency and defraud the good in favor of the evil, since only the good can lose by a default of justice and only the evil can profit-and that the bottom of the pit at the end of that road, the act of moral bankruptcy, is to punish men for their virtues and reward them for their vices, that that is the collapse to full depravity, the Black Mass of the worship of death, the dedication of your consciousness to the destruction of existence.†   (source)
  • These were the men who made deals with desperate industrialists to provide transportation for the goods stalled in their warehouses-or, failing to obtain the percentage demanded, made deals to purchase the goods, when the factory closed, at the bankruptcy sale, at ten cents on the dollar, and to speed the goods away in freight cars suddenly available, away to markets where dealers of the same kind were ready for the kill.†   (source)
  • At the end of your road of successive betrayals, stripped of weapons, of certainty, of honor, you commit your final act of treason and sign your petition of intellectual bankruptcy: while the muscle-mystics of the People's States proclaim that they're the champions of reason and science, you agree and hasten to proclaim that faith is your cardinal principle, that reason is on the side of your destroyers, but yours is the side of faith.†   (source)
  • Nobody traced the closing of a motor company in Michigan, that had waited for a shipment of ball bearings, its machinery idle, its workers on full pay; or the closing of a sawmill in Oregon, that had waited for a new motor; or the closing of a lumber yard in Iowa, left without supply; or the bankruptcy of a building contractor in Illinois who, failing to get his lumber on time, found his contracts cancelled and the purchasers of his homes sent wandering off down snowswept roads in search of that which did not exist anywhere any longer.†   (source)
  • At the age of fifty-one he'd established a boys' camp, had risked bankruptcy for it, stamping his troubled image into the Catskill Mountains: a huge stone lodge, a chapel, cabins, a long white dock and boathouses.†   (source)
  • He had said that he found relief in the moral decency, peace, and understanding which he discovered in him and had asked him endless questions about fine points in law concerning bills of exchange, deeds of settlement, bankruptcy, and fraud.†   (source)
  • As a young man, when two of his friends who ran a little store came to the point of despondent bankruptcy, Will was asked to lend them a little money to tide them over the quarter's bills, and they gave him a one-third interest for a pittance.†   (source)
  • He said he had applied for a fresh loan to save them from bankruptcy, and that next year he would not rely on tobacco.†   (source)
  • She replied, though she knew it was what wounded him most, that she would be glad if that did happen: then they would be forced to do something vigorous to support themselves; and that the real reason for his complacency was that he knew, always, that even if they did reach the verge of bankruptcy, they could always live on what they grew and their own slaughtered cattle.†   (source)
  • It was in bankruptcy and I think he paid something like fifty grand for it.†   (source)
  • He was threatening to file for bankruptcy when he settled some barge case for ten million and paid everybody off.†   (source)
  • He knocked me out of the game in the first five rounds and started bankrupting my morn and Paul.†   (source)
  • The downfall of the mall basically bankrupted Carthage.†   (source)
  • It would be wrong to say that Hank's death was caused by the consolidating and homogenizing influence of the fast food chains, by monopoly power in the meatpacking industry, by depressed prices in the cattle market, by the economic forces bankrupting independent ranchers, by the tax laws that favor wealthy ranchers, by the unrelenting push of Colorado's real estate developers.†   (source)
  • If you've been evicted, bankrupted, terrorized, swindled...If you're frightened, for any reason and don't know where to turn...If you're desperate...Take Sanctuary.†   (source)
  • Tambow often had use for us when someone put a piece of business in his way, like lost articles in the post office or distressed goods in a bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • I knew them as well as a zealous but unsuccessful sportsman knows the stands at a shoot; as an old gambler on the Exchange knows each stage of speculation, the scoop, the weakening market, the break and bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • But they surrendered when they found themselves on the edge of bankruptcy through a series of untraceable circumstances within a few years.†   (source)
  • Also, many hotels had painting contractors or graft arrangements; controlled by receivers, appointed by the courts, the original corporations in bankruptcy; the receivers were themselves interested in the insurance, plumbing, catering, decorating, bars, concessions, and the rest of the interlocking system.†   (source)
  • Half of the chaps who get into the Bankruptcy Court are called Algernon.†   (source)
  • A man meshed in bankruptcy, an ambitious boy, an oil-man suddenly become rich?†   (source)
  • Ignominy and disgrace are mild terms for such ruin and bankruptcy, for such ghastly humiliation.†   (source)
  • She might have taken pride in her patience, in her keeping her husband out of the bankruptcy court.†   (source)
  • The one means of being saved from bankruptcy and disgrace is the death of that man!†   (source)
  • "It looks more like bankruptcy!" exclaimed M. de Boville despairingly.†   (source)
  • You will die by an act of violence, as Venice died, or by bankruptcy, as England will fall.†   (source)
  • You shall extort bonds, foreclose mortgages, drive the merchants to bankruptcy—†   (source)
  • Marius had learned at Montfermeil of the ruin and bankruptcy of the unfortunate inn-keeper.†   (source)
  • It was with greater satisfaction that they welcomed his success, since Perkins and Cooper had fallen upon evil days: Cooper drank like a fish, and just before Tom Perkins took his degree the linendrapers filed their petition in bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • The direct result of this system is an all-cotton scheme of agriculture and the continued bankruptcy of the tenant.†   (source)
  • In machinery it does very well; but in morals and religion and politics it is working at a loss that brings it nearer bankruptcy every year.†   (source)
  • A marvellous deal of style their factor put on, with his servants and coach-and-six; so much so that the concern soon landed in inextricable bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • She took advantage of it to treat him as if he had been a person whose estates are being managed by the Court of Bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • Not even ten additional years of slavery could have done so much to throttle the thrift of the freedmen as the mismanagement and bankruptcy of the series of savings banks chartered by the Nation for their especial aid.†   (source)
  • They were sure Jones and I were ruined past help, and they blamed themselves as accessories to this bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay, and ought to go into chancery,[457] and be sold.†   (source)
  • It seemed that Caddy's unfortunate papa had got over his bankruptcy—"gone through the Gazette," was the expression Caddy used, as if it were a tunnel—with the general clemency and commiseration of his creditors, and had got rid of his affairs in some blessed manner without succeeding in understanding them, and had given up everything he possessed (which was not worth much, I should think, to judge from the state of the furniture), and had satisfied every one concerned that he could do no more, poor man.†   (source)
  • The voice launched into an immense tale of misfortune and bankruptcy, studded with plentiful petitions to the Government.†   (source)
  • Bankruptcy must inevitably have come of this young Pagan, in Lombard-street, London, and also of a curtained alcove in the rear of the immortal boy, and also of a looking-glass let into the wall, and also of clerks not at all old, who danced in public on the slightest provocation.†   (source)
  • For instance, Congress has the right of making a general law on bankruptcy, which, however, it neglects to do.†   (source)
  • The old man walked very slowly and told a number of ancient histories about himself and his poor Bessy, his former prosperity, and his bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • But this did not disconcert the enthusiast, who proceeded with the story of Joseph Smith's bankruptcy in 1837, and how his ruined creditors gave him a coat of tar and feathers; his reappearance some years afterwards, more honourable and honoured than ever, at Independence, Missouri, the chief of a flourishing colony of three thousand disciples, and his pursuit thence by outraged Gentiles, and retirement into the Far West.†   (source)
  • "Oh dear, oh dear!" said Mrs. Tulliver, thinking of the bankruptcy, and not of Mrs. Moss's concern in it.†   (source)
  • A bystander informed her, with some surprise at her ignorance, that it was a meeting of the Commissioners under Mr. Henchard's bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • But if he had not received any money—if Bulstrode had never revoked his cold recommendation of bankruptcy—would he, Lydgate, have abstained from all inquiry even on finding the man dead?†   (source)
  • Bankruptcy and repudiation are the springboards from which much of our civilization vaults and turns its somersets, but the savage stands on the unelastic plank of famine.†   (source)
  • But, as all this time he had never left off singing about the bankruptcy of the beautiful maid in respect of truth, and now began not only to croak very feebly, but to kick with great violence as if respiration became a task of difficulty, Frank Cheeryble, without further hesitation, pulled at the shorts and worsteds with such heartiness as to bring him floundering into the room with greater precipitation than he had quite calculated upon.†   (source)
  • To question him in detail, and endeavour to reconcile his answers; to closet him with accountants and sharp practitioners, learned in the wiles of insolvency and bankruptcy; was only to put the case out at compound interest and incomprehensibility.†   (source)
  • That might have cheered the lad and fed his hopes a little, if there had not come at the same time the much-dreaded blow of finding that his father must be a bankrupt, after all; at least, the creditors must be asked to take less than their due, which to Tom's untechnical mind was the same thing as bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • That deposit may be at any moment withdrawn, and if I had employed it for another purpose, I should bring on me a disgraceful bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • The intelligence was in a general sense true; and Henchard's stores, which had remained in a paralyzed condition during the settlement of his bankruptcy, were stirred into activity again when the new tenant had possession.†   (source)
  • All her lies and her schemes, an her selfishness and her wiles, all her wit and genius had come to this bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • [Footnote i: Several other privileges of the same kind exist, such as that which empowers the Union to legislate on bankruptcy, to grant patents, and other matters in which its intervention is clearly necessary†   (source)
  • Impossible!" said Chateau-Renaud; "only ten days after the flight of her daughter, and three days from the bankruptcy of her husband?"†   (source)
  • My lodger sends me into bankruptcy.†   (source)
  • His name had been proclaimed as a defaulter on the Stock Exchange, and his bankruptcy and commercial extermination had followed.†   (source)
  • Then bankruptcy had come; and as the old man had nothing left but a cart and a horse, and neither family nor children, he had turned carter.†   (source)
  • We will leave the banker contemplating the enormous magnitude of his debt before the phantom of bankruptcy, and follow the baroness, who after being momentarily crushed under the weight of the blow which had struck her, had gone to seek her usual adviser, Lucien Debray.†   (source)
  • They declared him at the Stock Exchange; he was absent from his house of business: his bills were protested: his act of bankruptcy formal.†   (source)
  • are gained by manufacturing enterprises, joint-stock companies, viceroyalties, and principalities, not drawing more than 1,500,000 francs, the whole forming a capital of about fifty millions; finally, I call those third-rate fortunes, which are composed of a fluctuating capital, dependent upon the will of others, or upon chances which a bankruptcy involves or a false telegram shakes, such as banks, speculations of the day—in fact, all operations under the influence of greater or less mischances, the whole bringing in a real or fictitious capital of about fifteen millions.†   (source)
  • It was the chief support of the old couple; for Mr. Sedley's speculations in life subsequent to his bankruptcy did not by any means retrieve the broken old gentleman's fortune.†   (source)
  • Since 1823, when the tavern of Montfermeil was on the way to shipwreck and was being gradually engulfed, not in the abyss of a bankruptcy, but in the cesspool of petty debts, the Thenardier pair had had two other children; both males.†   (source)
  • No sooner had he fallen, than each pulled things to himself; the spirit of combat succeeded to the spirit of organization, bitterness to cordiality, hatred of one another to the benevolence of the founder towards all; the threads which M. Madeleine had set were tangled and broken, the methods were adulterated, the products were debased, confidence was killed; the market diminished, for lack of orders; salaries were reduced, the workshops stood still, bankruptcy arrived.†   (source)
  • "Yes," continued Caderousse, "so it is; after five and twenty years of labor, after having acquired a most honorable name in the trade of Marseilles, M. Morrel is utterly ruined; he has lost five ships in two years, has suffered by the bankruptcy of three large houses, and his only hope now is in that very Pharaon which poor Dantes commanded, and which is expected from the Indies with a cargo of cochineal and indigo.†   (source)
  • They conceal something; they exaggerate chances of good luck; hide away the real state of affairs; say that things are flourishing when they are hopeless, keep a smiling face (a dreary smile it is) upon the verge of bankruptcy—are ready to lay hold of any pretext for delay or of any money, so as to stave off the inevitable ruin a few days longer.†   (source)
  • Briggs's brother, a radical hatter and grocer, called his sister a purse-proud aristocrat, because she would not advance a part of her capital to stock his shop; and she would have done so most likely, but that their sister, a dissenting shoemaker's lady, at variance with the hatter and grocer, who went to another chapel, showed how their brother was on the verge of bankruptcy, and took possession of Briggs for a while.†   (source)
  • "Take me away from here," she said, "you bankrupts."†   (source)
  • If he hadn't run out of whitewash he would have bankrupted every boy in the village.†   (source)
  • The wretched place they live at, since they were bankrupts, you know—Mr.†   (source)
  • For twenty-five years old Antanas Rudkus and his son had dwelt in the forest together, and it was hard to part in this way; perhaps it was just as well that Jurgis had to give all his attention to the task of having a funeral without being bankrupted, and so had no time to indulge in memories and grief.†   (source)
  • I shouldn't like to think of poor Regina's spending the rest of her life in some shabby foreign watering-place for bankrupts.†   (source)
  • These accidents did sometimes happen in the best regulated families of Coketown, but the bankrupts had no connexion whatever with the improvident classes.†   (source)
  • However, he had made off with the blunt; and, consequently, the name of Mr. Chickweed, licensed witler, appeared in the Gazette among the other bankrupts; and all manner of benefits and subscriptions, and I don't know what all, was got up for the poor man, who was in a wery low state of mind about his loss, and went up and down the streets, for three or four days, a pulling his hair off in such a desperate manner that many people was afraid he might be going to make away with himself.†   (source)
  • Hence arises the strange indulgence which is shown to bankrupts in the United States; their honor does not suffer by such an accident.†   (source)
  • The name of poor Mr. Jellyby had appeared in the list of bankrupts but a day or two before, and he was shut up in the dining-room with two gentlemen and a heap of blue bags, accountbooks, and papers, making the most desperate endeavours to understand his affairs.†   (source)
  • And then he sighed in such a sorrowful way that I was resolved he should have at least one layer of his real estate removed, if it sized up my whole influence and bankrupted the pile.†   (source)
  • After a delay of two or three hours, the young ladies were informed that their services would be dispensed with until further notice, and at the expiration of two days, the name of Mantalini appeared in the list of bankrupts: Miss Nickleby received an intimation per post, on the same morning, that the business would be, in future, carried on under the name of Miss Knag, and that her assistance would no longer be required—a piece of intelligence with which Mrs Nickleby was no sooner made acquainted, than that good lady declared she had expected it all along and cited divers unknown occasions on which she had prophesied to that precise effect.†   (source)
  • They included bankrupts, hypochondriacs, persons who were what is called "out of a situation" from fault or lucklessness, the inefficient of the professional class—shabby-genteel men, who did not know how to get rid of the weary time between breakfast and dinner, and the yet more weary time between dinner and dark.†   (source)
  • See Marshall's "Life of Washington," p.Footnote b: A large portion of the adventurers, says Stith ("History of Virginia"), were unprincipled young men of family, whom their parents were glad to ship off, discharged servants, fraudulent bankrupts, or debauchees; and others of the same class, people more apt to pillage and destroy than to assist the settlement, were the seditious chiefs, who easily led this band into every kind of extravagance and excess.†   (source)
  • "Unfortunately," said Monte Cristo, "one's title to a millionaire does not last for life, like that of baron, peer of France, or Academician; for example, the millionaires Franck & Poulmann, of Frankfort, who have just become bankrupts."†   (source)
  • 1830 had bankrupted the people.†   (source)
  • M. Debray has made me lose 700,000 francs; let him bear his share of the loss, and we will go on as before; if not, let him become bankrupt for the 250,000 livres, and do as all bankrupts do—disappear.†   (source)
  • Irritated convictions, embittered enthusiasms, agitated indignations, instincts of war which have been repressed, youthful courage which has been exalted, generous blindness; curiosity, the taste for change, the thirst for the unexpected, the sentiment which causes one to take pleasure in reading the posters for the new play, and love, the prompter's whistle, at the theatre; the vague hatreds, rancors, disappointments, every vanity which thinks that destiny has bankrupted it; discomfort, empty dreams, ambitious that are hedged about, whoever hopes for a downfall, some outcome, in short, at the very bottom, the rabble, that mud which catches fire,— such are the elements of revolt.†   (source)
  • "O stockbrokers—bankrupts—used to it, you know," Rawdon replied, cutting a fly off the horse's ear.†   (source)
  • Being answered in the affirmative, he said he was sorry for me, because it was an expensive undertaking, and the expense would be lost; for Philadelphia was a sinking place, the people already half-bankrupts, or near being so; all appearances to the contrary, such as new buildings and the rise of rents, being to his certain knowledge fallacious; for they were, in fact, among the things that would soon ruin us.†   (source)
  • The poor debtor class (including probably a majority of the veterans of the Revolution) had been fired by the facile doctrines of the French Revolution to demands which threatened the country with bankruptcy and anarchy, and the class of property-owners, in reaction, went far to the other extreme.†   (source)
  • The power of establishing uniform laws of bankruptcy is so intimately connected with the regulation of commerce, and will prevent so many frauds where the parties or their property may lie or be removed into different States, that the expediency of it seems not likely to be drawn into question.†   (source)
  • I shall confine myself to a cursory review of the remaining powers comprehended under this third description, to wit: to regulate commerce among the several States and the Indian tribes; to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin; to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the current coin and secureties of the United States; to fix the standard of weights and measures; to establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws of bankruptcy, to prescribe the manner in which the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of each State shall be proved, and the effect they shall have in other States; and to establish post offices and post roads.†   (source)
  • It looked as if my effort to become a seducer would succeed only in bankrupting me.†   (source)
  • As we have seen, the colonists, saving a few superior leaders, were men of small sensitiveness to the refinements of life and speech: soldiers of fortune, amateur theologians, younger sons, neighborhood "advanced thinkers," bankrupts, jobless workmen, decayed gentry, and other such fugitives from culture—in brief, Philistines of the sort who join tin-pot fraternal orders today, and march in parades, and whoop for the latest mountebanks in politics.†   (source)
  • Into this account I might throw not only bankrupts, but Justice which seizes on the effects of bankrupts to cheat the creditors.†   (source)
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