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bankrupt
used in The Mill on the Floss

10 uses
  • Why—what—have they made me a _bankrupt?
    3.8 -- Book 3 Chapter 8 -- Daylight on the Wreck (58% in)
  • Because it 'ud be a little fortin, like, for these folks, if we can do without Tulliver's being made a bankrupt.
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (77% in)
  • "Why, there's this to be thought on, Mrs. Moss," said Mr. Glegg, "and it's right to warn you,—if Tulliver's made a bankrupt, and he's got a note-of-hand of your husband's for three hundred pounds, you'll be obliged to pay it; th' assignees 'ull come on you for it."
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (83% in)
  • "Oh dear, oh dear!" said Mrs. Tulliver, thinking of the bankruptcy, and not of Mrs. Moss's concern in it.
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (84% in)
  • "And if he isn't made bankrupt," continued Mr. Glegg, "as I said before, three hundred pounds 'ud be a little fortin for him, poor man.
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (85% in)
  • "Well, but then, my boy," said Uncle Glegg, whose good feeling led him to enter into Tom's wish, but who could not at once shake off his habitual abhorrence of such recklessness as destroying securities, or alienating anything important enough to make an appreciable difference in a man's property, "we should have to make away wi' the note, you know, if we're to guard against what may happen, supposing your father's made bankrupt——"
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (90% in)
  • "Well," said Mr. Glegg, who had been meditating after Tom's words, "we shouldn't be doing any wrong by the creditors, supposing your father was bankrupt.
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (97% in)
  • 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.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (17% in)
  • 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.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (18% in)
  • "You may do as you like wi' me, Bessy," he said, in a low voice; "I've been the bringing of you to poverty—this world's too many for me—I'm nought but a bankrupt; it's no use standing up for anything now."
    3.8 -- Book 3 Chapter 8 -- Daylight on the Wreck (97% in)

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