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Definition to pay a portion of one's income — especially a tenth of income to a church
  • Although she no longer attends services, she still tithes.
  • They have gone on to the tents; for surely they must have tents pitched for the haymakers—the house would not hold a tithe of the folk, I am sure.
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • And in the Kingdome of the Jewes, during the Sacerdotall Reigne of God, the Tithes and Offerings were the whole Publique Revenue.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • If he had done a tithe of what was rumoured about him, how much he must have suffered!
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Come, let us go; Our corn's to reap, for yet our tithe's to sow.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • Why, others asked, should all their tithes go to helping strangers, to the extent of building a room to feed them supper?
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • Liberals could emulate the willingness of many evangelicals to tithe—to donate 10 percent of their incomes each year to charity.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The window he had to pay for, the ER bill he had to pay for, tithing 10 percent when everything was up 10 percent and he had a new baby coming.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • I have search'd, I have inquired, so has my husband, man by man, boy by boy, servant by servant: the tithe of a hair was never lost in my house before.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • My uncle Ed gives her twenty dollars a week, holding it out of the money he tithes to the church.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • She spoke of Charleston as though it were a prize that exacted an awesome tithe of spirit from those who loved it.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • —Not within the walls of York, ransack my house and that of all my tribe, wilt thou find the tithe of that huge sum of silver that thou speakest of.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Moreover, at a proper season, the tithing-men must take heed that she go both to school and to meeting.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • You don't even have any tithes yet.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • My pastor's salary was also small, cobbled together from the tithes of a small but faithful congregation.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • You'll want a portly rector to complete the picture, and take his tithe of all the respect and honour you get by your hard work.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • In the first place, he must make such an agreement for tithes as may be beneficial to himself and not offensive to his patron.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • And he gave him tithes of all.
    The Bible  --  Genesis
  • It was as bad as paying tithes.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Because, believe you me, the people that collect the stuff are not about to let the Horvath take more than a tithe of it.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die

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