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mortgage
used in O Pioneers!

7 uses
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Definition
a real estate loan; or to offer real estate as collateral for a loan

(collateral is something that has to be given to the lender if the loan isn't paid as agreed)
  • All the time I was a boy we had a mortgage hanging over us.
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (78% in)
mortgage = a real estate loan; or pledging something for a loan
  • He had paid off his mortgages and had ended pretty much where he began, with the land.
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (20% in)
  • Mortgage the homestead again?
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (31% in)
  • "I won't slave to pay off another mortgage.
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (32% in)
  • How do you propose to pay off your mortgages?
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (35% in)
  • You won't have to pay off your mortgages for six years.
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (40% in)
  • But how do you KNOW that land is going to go up enough to pay the mortgages and—
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (48% in)

There are no more uses of "mortgage" in O Pioneers!.

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