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remit as in:  remit payment

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  • He remits half his earnings to his family in Mexico.
    remits = sends (money)
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remit as in:  pain remitted

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  • The storm finally remitted.
  • We have no trace of him at present, although our exertions to discover him are unremitted; but they will not restore my beloved William!   (source)
    unremitted = not decreased in intensity
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unremitted means not and reverses the meaning of remitted. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
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remit as in:  remit sins

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  • "'Tis the truth, Sam," he observed. "The lad risked the penalty to see justice done. I suggest you remit the sentence."   (source)
    remit = cancel
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remit as in:  remit has expanded

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  • He's one of the first remittance men to come to the low country.†   (source)
  • When he married Parwana, he even put an end to the small remittances I had been giving her.†   (source)
  • And does it matter who is regent for little Lord Robert, so long as the Vale remits its taxes?†   (source)
  • We'll remit half your fee.†   (source)
  • Thus your share of Artiste's sale will come to a few dollars less than $500, which I shall remit to you by certified check this week I hope, or at least as soon as this transaction is completed .†   (source)
  • All penalty is remitted for your valour in battle, and still more because all that you did was for the love of the Lord Faramir.†   (source)
  • Pass the word that the peeper who locates Barbara D'Courtney for me will have his Guild taxes remitted for a year.†   (source)
  • The penalty also of being laughed out of court may not be remitted.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile her taxes had been remitted.†   (source)
  • He certainly was laying out plenty for Agnes, whom he had met in Cuba; he paid her husband a remittance to stay there.†   (source)
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  • This is no place for a remittance man.†   (source)
  • Now you just take your remittance and yourself out of my life.†   (source)
  • I told you three days ago I was awaiting a remittance—†   (source)
  • [after a moment's reflection] You had better give me the remittance   (source)
  • I've told you my remittance hasn't come.†   (source)
  • He also took that old lawyer out of prison and remitted his fine.†   (source)
  • Remember Jesus had got the legal penalty remitted before he said 'Go and sin no more.'†   (source)
  • Mr. Dick is wild with joy, and my aunt remits me a guinea by the next post.†   (source)
  • When I asked him if the remittance had come, he pressed my hand and departed.†   (source)
  • He remitted, however, to his brother punctually, and wrote to his little boy regularly every mail.†   (source)
  • By means of ejaculations and prayers he stored up ungrudgingly for the souls in purgatory centuries of days and quarantines and years; yet the spiritual triumph which he felt in achieving with ease so many fabulous ages of canonical penances did not wholly reward his zeal of prayer, since he could never know how much temporal punishment he had remitted by way of suffrage for the agonizing souls; and fearful lest in the midst of the purgatorial fire, which differed from the infernal only in that it was not everlasting, his penance might avail no more than a drop of moisture, he drove his soul daily through an increasing circle of works of supererogation.†   (source)
  • He was, according to Leonora, always remitting his tenants' rents and giving the tenants to understand that the reduction would be permanent; he was always redeeming drunkards who came before his magisterial bench; he was always trying to put prostitutes into respectable places—and he was a perfect maniac about children.†   (source)
  • I returned with the articles in time to hear the Cockney hinting broadly that there was a mystery about him, that he might be a gentleman's son gone wrong or something or other; also, that he was a remittance man and was paid to keep away from England—"p'yed 'ansomely, sir," was the way he put it; "p'yed 'ansomely to sling my 'ook an' keep slingin' it."†   (source)
  • "Remittance indeed!" said Mrs. Hall.†   (source)
  • [sneering angrily] Yes: you're very plucky now, because you got your remittance from me yesterday or this morning, I reckon†   (source)
  • "As to remitting a letter with safety to her Majesty," said Aramis, coloring, "I will take that upon myself.†   (source)
  • "At your mamma's request, through Afanasy Ivanovitch Vahrushin, of whom I presume you have heard more than once, a remittance is sent to you from our office," the man began, addressing Raskolnikov.†   (source)
  • In making this communication and remittance, Messrs Peddle and Pool were further instructed by their client to remind Mr Clennam that the favour of the advance now repaid (including gate-fees) had not been asked of him, and to inform him that it would not have been accepted if it had been openly proffered in his name.†   (source)
  • And he was, therefore, as little surprised as a man could be, to find himself awakened at the small inn to which he had been remitted until morning, in the middle of the night.†   (source)
  • On Holy Thursday we drink wine and have something cooked without oil or not cooked at all, inasmuch as the Laodicean council lays down for Holy Thursday: 'It is unseemly by remitting the fast on the Holy Thursday to dishonor the whole of Lent!'†   (source)
  • Nicholas could by no means be prevailed upon to borrow more than a sovereign, with which loan Mr Browdie, after many entreaties that he would accept of more (observing, with a touch of Yorkshire caution, that if he didn't spend it all, he could put the surplus by, till he had an opportunity of remitting it carriage free), was fain to content himself.†   (source)
  • And at the request of your mamma, who has sent you a remittance once before in the same manner through him, he did not refuse this time also, and sent instructions to Semyon Semyonovitch some days since to hand you thirty-five roubles in the hope of better to come.†   (source)
  • x And, less touched, perhaps, than he ought to have been, but forced, for the last hour, to familiarize himself with something as unexpected as it was dreadful, gradually beholding the convict superposed before his very eyes, upon M. Fauchelevent, overcome, little by little, by that lugubrious reality, and led, by the natural inclination of the situation, to recognize the space which had just been placed between that man and himself, Marius added: "It is impossible that I should not speak a word to you with regard to the deposit which you have so faithfully and honestly remitted.†   (source)
  • That from the father mentioned that most unexpectedly finding himself in the novel position of having been disappointed of a remittance from the City on which he had confidently counted, he took up his pen, being restrained by the unhappy circumstance of his incarceration during three-and-twenty years (doubly underlined), from coming himself, as he would otherwise certainly have done—took up his pen to entreat Mr Clennam to advance him the sum of Three Pounds Ten Shillings upon his I.O.U., which he begged to enclose.†   (source)
  • It is in vain I represent that, before the sequestration of emigrant property, I had remitted the imposts they had ceased to pay; that I had collected no rent; that I had had recourse to no process.†   (source)
  • It was more probable, therefore, that the descendants of a Pyncheon who had emigrated to Virginia, in some past generation, and became a great planter there,—hearing of Hepzibah's destitution, and impelled by the splendid generosity of character with which their Virginian mixture must have enriched the New England blood,—would send her a remittance of a thousand dollars, with a hint of repeating the favor annually.†   (source)
  • Hiding the ravages of care with a sickly mask of mirth, I have not informed you, this evening, that there is no hope of the remittance!†   (source)
  • Until the arrival of that remittance,' said Mrs. Micawber with much feeling, 'I am cut off from my home (I allude to lodgings in Pentonville), from my boy and girl, and from my twins.'†   (source)
  • Nothing has, as yet, turned up; and it may not surprise you, my dear Master Copperfield, so much as it would a stranger, to know that we are at present waiting for a remittance from London, to discharge our pecuniary obligations at this hotel.†   (source)
  • But, as I knew I could not come next day, when I should have a good deal to prepare in the evening, Mr. Micawber arranged that he would call at Doctor Strong's in the course of the morning (having a presentiment that the remittance would arrive by that post), and propose the day after, if it would suit me better.†   (source)
  • How the emigrants never wrote home, otherwise than cheerfully and hopefully; how Mr. Micawber had actually remitted divers small sums of money, on account of those 'pecuniary liabilities', in reference to which he had been so business-like as between man and man; how Janet, returning into my aunt's service when she came back to Dover, had finally carried out her renunciation of mankind by entering into wedlock with a thriving tavern-keeper; and how my aunt had finally set her seal on the same great principle, by aiding and abetting the bride, and crowning the marriage-ceremony with her presence; were among our topics — already more or less familiar to me through the letters I had had.†   (source)
  • I'm done with remittances; and I'm done with you.†   (source)
  • I told you two days ago I wasn't going to await no remittances.†   (source)
  • The remittances had not arrived from India, Mr. Sedley told his wife with a disturbed face.†   (source)
  • So that you will remit to me these 48,000 francs?†   (source)
  • —'If you come from Ali himself,' said Selim, 'you know what you were charged to remit to me?'†   (source)
  • Tess postponed her arguments on this high project till she had grappled with pressing matters in hand, which seemed little improved by her remittances.†   (source)
  • Sometimes his daughter heard him denounced for having neglected to forward Mrs. Bart's remittances; but for the most part he was never mentioned or thought of till his patient stooping figure presented itself on the New York dock as a buffer between the magnitude of his wife's luggage and the restrictions of the American custom-house.†   (source)
  • A day later came a crisp, terse letter from Mr. Barton in Chicago, which informed him that as three more street-car companies had gone into the hands of receivers he could expect for the present no further remittances.†   (source)
  • At the expiration of the first six months the mother sent seven francs for the seventh month, and continued her remittances with tolerable regularity from month to month.†   (source)
  • In the baser sort, its effect was to increase the liability to sluggishness and dependence, and induce the victim of a shadowy hope to remit all self-effort, while awaiting the realization of his dreams.†   (source)
  • He didn't like trading in slaves and souls of men,—of course, he didn't; but, then, there were thirty thousand dollars in the case, and that was rather too much money to be lost for a principle; and so, after much considering, and asking advice from those that he knew would advise to suit him, Brother B. wrote to his lawyer to dispose of the business in the way that seemed to him the most suitable, and remit the proceeds.†   (source)
  • Again: those nobles who had seen the coming storm in time, and anticipating plunder or confiscation, had made provident remittances to Tellson's, were always to be heard of there by their needy brethren.†   (source)
  • If you are in an intelligible condition, I've thirty-five roubles to remit to you, as Semyon Semyonovitch has received from Afanasy Ivanovitch at your mamma's request instructions to that effect, as on previous occasions.†   (source)
  • She besought the young fellows never, never to touch a box; and when young Green, of the Rifles, lost a very considerable sum of money, Rebecca passed a whole night in tears, as the servant told the unfortunate young gentleman, and actually went on her knees to her husband to beseech him to remit the debt, and burn the acknowledgement.†   (source)
  • Then it came out that Jos's remittances were not paid, that the house was in difficulties, which Amelia ought to have seen before, her mother said, but she cared for nothing or nobody except Georgy.†   (source)
  • But until that killing I shall not remit my wrath.†   (source)
  • At length he had got so much of it that I was distress'd to think what I should do in case of being call'd on to remit it.†   (source)
  • He left me then, promising to remit me the first money he should receive in order to discharge the debt; but I never heard of him after.†   (source)
  • A friend of his, one Vernon, having some money due to him in Pensilvania, about thirty-five pounds currency, desired I would receive it for him, and keep it till I had his directions what to remit it in.†   (source)
  • He was a man of learning, and honest but ignorant in matters of account; and, tho' he sometimes made me remittances, I could get no account from him, nor any satisfactory state of our partnership while he lived.†   (source)
  • Thus he suffer'd greatly from his neglect in due accounting; and I mention it as a lesson to those young men who may be employ'd in managing affairs for others, that they should always render accounts, and make remittances, with great clearness and punctuality.†   (source)
  • But the attentions shown on this occasion were not merely honorary—they were the tribute of gratitude due to a man who after retirement from trials and services which were of 18 years unremitted continuance, hath again stepped forth to endeavor to establish and perpetuate that independence ....and which his exertions have so greatly contributed to produce.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unremitted means not and reverses the meaning of remitted. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • But the curse of the place was not because of these advantages, such as they were, but in spite of them—this unremitted contact, as any one could see, with minds now terrorized and discolored by the thought of an approaching death that was so near for many that it was as an icy hand upon the brow or shoulder.†   (source)
  • She had never been entirely at her ease with her parent, the great superiority of her education creating a sort of chasm, which had been widened by the military severity of manner he had acquired by dealing so long with beings who could only be kept in subjection by an unremitted discipline.†   (source)
  • Esther buried herself in the wagon which contained her daughters; the young men took their customary places among the cattle, or nigh the teams, and the whole proceeded, at their ordinary, dull, but unremitted gait.†   (source)
  • His person, though muscular, was rather attenuated than full; but every nerve and muscle appeared strung and indurated by unremitted exposure and toil.†   (source)
  • The doors of the hall were thrown open, and the mild, balmy air of a clear spring morning was ventilating the apartment, where the vigilance of the ex-steward had been so long maintaining an artificial heat with such unremitted diligence.†   (source)
  • If to this be added the fact that, in consequence of the ex parte application of the spur, one side of the mare appeared to journey faster than the other; and that the aggrieved flank was resolutely indicated by unremitted flourishes of a bushy tail, we finish the picture of both horse and man.†   (source)
  • Slush and sand of the beach tireless till daylight wending,
    Steadily, slowly, through hoarse roar never remitting,
    Along the midnight edge by those milk-white combs careering,
    A group of dim, weird forms, struggling, the night confronting,
    That savage trinity warily watching.†   (source)
  • Her citizens would not consent that a duty paid by them should be remitted in favor of the citizens of her neighbors; nor would it be practicable, if there were not this impediment in the way, to distinguish the customers in our own markets.†   (source)
  • So then, provided it seems good to you, Master Nicholas, I say let this and 'Amadis of Gaul' be remitted the penalty of fire, and as for all the rest, let them perish without further question or query.†   (source)
  • Being recommended to an honest planter, I lived with him till such time as I was informed of the manner of their planting and making sugar; and seeing how well they lived, and how suddenly they grew rich, I was filled with a desire to settle among them, and resolved to get my money remitted to me, and to purchase a plantation.†   (source)
  • The latter inconveniency defeats one purpose for which the power was originally submitted to the federal head; and as far as the former might prevent an inconvenient remittance of gold and silver to the central mint for recoinage, the end can be as well attained by local mints established under the general authority.†   (source)
  • Such rarae aves should be remitted to the epitaph writer, or to some poet who may condescend to hitch him in a distich, or to slide him into a rhime with an air of carelessness and neglect, without giving any offence to the reader.†   (source)
  • One day I went to him, and told him what stock I had in London, desiring his assistance in getting it remitted; to which the good gentleman readily consented, but would only have me send for half my money, lest it should miscarry; which, if it did, I might still have the remainder to support me: and so taking letters of procuration of me, bid me trouble myself no farther about it.†   (source)
  • Ninthly, they assure the same, by the Power they ascribe to every Priest, of making Christ; and by the Power of ordaining Pennance; and of Remitting, and Retaining of sins.†   (source)
  • My father, therefore, began now to return remonstrances instead of money to my demands, which brought my affairs perhaps a little sooner to a crisis; but had he remitted me his whole income, you will imagine it could have sufficed a very short time to support one who kept pace with the expenses of Sir George Gresham.†   (source)
  • "Receive the Holy Ghost," hee addeth in the next verse, "Whose soever Sins ye Remit, they are Remitted unto them; and whose soever Sins ye Retain, they are Retained."†   (source)
  • You may be sure I could not but agree with this kind and ingenuous proposal; and immediately I sent him an order to offer it to them, which he accordingly did; so that about eight months after, the ship being in that time returned, he gave me a satisfactory account, that they not only willingly accepted the offer, but that they had also remitted 33,000 pieces of eight to a correspondence of their own at Lisbon, in order to pay for the purchase.†   (source)
  • For Baptisme is the Sacrament of Allegeance, of them that are to be received into the Kingdome of God; that is to say, into Eternall life; that is to say, to Remission of Sin: For as Eternall life was lost by the Committing , so it is recovered by the Remitting of mens Sins.†   (source)
  • She had lately remitted the trespass of a stage-coachman, who had overturned her post-chaise into a ditch; nay, she had even broken the law, in refusing to prosecute a highwayman who had robbed her, not only of a sum of money, but of her ear-rings; at the same time d—ning her, and saying, "Such handsome b—s as you don't want jewels to set them off, and be d—n'd to you."†   (source)
  • By good luck, one tavern owner had chosen to remit his rent this quarter in the form of a small keg of whisky, and it came in quite handily.†   (source)
  • Thy slanders I forgive; and therewithal Remit thy other forfeits.†   (source)
  • To remit the punishment of such crimes was, he said, to encourage them.†   (source)
  • Neither of either; I remit both twain.†   (source)
  • The next day he brings me an obligation under his hand and seal, whereby he engaged himself to manage and improve the plantation for my account, and with his utmost skill, and to remit the produce to my order wherever I should be; and withal, to be obliged himself to make up the produce #100 a year to me.†   (source)
  • This is now
    Our doom; which if we can sustain and bear,
    Our Supreme Foe in time may much remit
    His anger, and perhaps, thus far removed,
    Not mind us not offending, satisfied
    With what is punished; whence these raging fires
    Will slacken, if his breath stir not their flames.†   (source)
  • "Receive the Holy Ghost," hee addeth in the next verse, "Whose soever Sins ye Remit, they are Remitted unto them; and whose soever Sins ye Retain, they are Retained."†   (source)
  • house, I was seized upon for having been but just at the door, the maid-servant pulling me in; that I neither had broke any lock nor taken anything away, and that notwithstanding that, I was brought in guilty and sentenced to die; but that the judges, having been made sensible of the hardship of my circumstances, had obtained leave to remit the sentence upon my consenting to be transported.†   (source)
  • Dextrously thou aimest;
    So willingly doth God remit his ire,
    Though late repenting him of Man depraved;
    Grieved at his heart, when looking down he saw
    The whole earth filled with violence, and all flesh
    Corrupting each their way; yet, those removed,
    Such grace shall one just man find in his sight,
    That he relents, not to blot out mankind;
    And makes a covenant never to destroy
    Th†   (source)
  • It were as good To pardon him that hath from nature stolen A man already made, as to remit Their saucy sweetness that do coin heaven's image In stamps that are forbid; 'tis all as easy Falsely to take away a life true made As to put metal in restrained means To make a false one.†   (source)
  • They may be further told, that every constitution must limit its precautions to dangers that are not altogether imaginary; and that no real danger can exist that the government would DARE, with, or even without, this constitutional declaration before it, to remit the debts justly due to the public, on the pretext here condemned.†   (source)
  • And so also in Common-wealths, private men may remit to one another their debts; but not robberies or other violences, whereby they are endammaged; because the detaining of Debt, is an Injury to themselves; but Robbery and Violence, are Injuries to the Person of the Common-wealth.†   (source)
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