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Definition to donate a portion of one's income — especially a tenth of income to a church; or the amount given
  • Although she no longer attends services, she still tithes.
tithes = donates 10% of income to a church
  • After saving 10% of my income, paying taxes and tithing, I don't have that much to spend.
  • tithing = donating 10% of income to a church
  • Clearly offended, Lev says, "Tithing's in the Bible; you're supposed to give 10 percent of everything."
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • tithing = donating a percentage of income to a church
  • ...he began to speak of Mrs. Taylor, "A godly woman, who gave to the poor, visited the sick, tithed to the church and in general lived a life of goodliness."
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • tithed = donated 10% of her income
  • But lots of those people don't tithe at all—even families in our church—and nobody blames them.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • tithe = donate a portion of income to a church
  • Then the teacher looked at us, a roomful of squirmy, well-fed Chinese-American children, and she said, "This film will show you why you should give tithings to God, to do God's work."
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • tithings = donations (to the church)
  • I do not mean, however, to assert that we can be justified in devoting too much of our time to music, for there are certainly other things to be attended to. The rector of a parish has much to do. 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
  • tithes = a percentage of income donated to a church
  • Since she seldom dealt with money, other than to take it in and to tithe to the church, I supposed that the weekly ten cents was to tell us that even she realized that a change had come over us, and that our new unfamiliarity caused her to treat us with a strangeness.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • tithe = donate 10% of income
  • Of barges, sailing colliers, and coasting-traders, there were perhaps, as many as now; but of steam-ships, great and small, not a tithe or a twentieth part so many.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • tithe = 10%
  • That was my fault—and the fault of everyone who raised you to be a tithe.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • tithe = in this book:  person to be sacrificed as a donation
  • I still very much believe in God—just not a god who condones human tithing.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • tithing = in this book:  related to the sacrifice of a person as a donation
  • Lev nods his approval, thinking back to his tithing party and how Marcus was the only one to stand up for him.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • tithing = in this book:  related to the sacrifice of a child as a donation
  • The other tithes, they all stayed back.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • tithes = in this book:  people being sacrificed (as a donation)
  • This is the man who always told him that tithing was a holy thing from the time he was a small boy—and then told him to run from it.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • tithing = in this book:  related to the sacrifice of a person as a donation
  • Not bad for a lousy little tithe.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • tithe = in this book:  person to be sacrificed as a donation
  • He leaves the office with the pastors, who babble about his place in the scheme of things and the joys of tithing.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • tithing = in this book:  related to the sacrifice of a person as a donation
  • "Why don't you go back to the tithing house?" the doctor suggests.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • tithing = in this book:  related to the sacrifice of a person as a donation
  • We try to make sure every tithe enters the divided state in the proper frame of mind.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • tithe = in this book:  person to be sacrificed as a donation
  • "I'm being tithed," Lev says.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • tithed = in this book:  sacrificed (as a donation)
  • The tithes endure the occasional jeers and hisses from the terribles, like martyrs.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
tithes = in this book:  people being sacrificed (as a donation)

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