sum of money


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Noun1.sum of money - a quantity of moneysum of money - a quantity of money; "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"
gain - the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
receipts, revenue, gross - the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
cash surrender value - the amount that the insurance company will pay on a given life insurance policy if the policy is cancelled prior to the death of the insured
contribution - an amount of money contributed; "he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest"
deductible - (taxes) an amount that can be deducted (especially for the purposes of calculating income tax)
defalcation - the sum of money that is misappropriated
red ink, red, loss - the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue; "the company operated at a loss last year"; "the company operated in the red last year"
assets - anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
figure - an amount of money expressed numerically; "a figure of $17 was suggested"
coverage, insurance coverage - the total amount and type of insurance carried
cash advance, advance - an amount paid before it is earned
paysheet, payroll - the total amount of money paid in wages; "the company had a large payroll"
peanuts - an insignificant sum of money; a trifling amount; "her salary is peanuts compared to his"
purse - a sum of money offered as a prize; "the purse barely covered the winner's expenses"
purse - a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse; "he made the contribution out of his own purse"; "he and his wife shared a common purse"
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The Old Woman, standing up in the Court, argued: "This man here speaks the truth in what he says; for I did promise to give him a sum of money if I should recover my sight: but if I continued blind, I was to give him nothing.
And at the rate of that handsome sum of money per annum, and at no higher rate, you are to live until the donor of the whole appears.
A number showing how many times a sum of money belonging
I'd send you a certain sum of money, and you could give it him gradually, as he needed it.
They had been married but a few months when our visit to them commenced during which time they had been amply supported by a considerable sum of money which Augustus had gracefully purloined from his unworthy father's Escritoire, a few days before his union with Sophia.
Clennam, who had been almost incessantly shaking hands with him throughout the narrative, was reminded by this to say, in an amazement which even the preparation he had had for the main disclosure smoothed down, 'My dear Mr Pancks, this must have cost you a great sum of money.
The receipt of the information which he offers will be acknowledged by a reward of -- ' What sum of money do you wish me to set down, sir?
He surrounded the whole--being a man singularly jealous of any intrusion on his retirement, or of any chance observation of his ways and habits--with a high wall, which cost a large sum of money, and which was rightly considered a dismal and hideous object by the neighbors.
Meanwhile, John had gone upon his holidays without a word, which was irregular; and there had disappeared with him a certain sum of money, which was out of all bounds of palliation.
There is another custom amongst them yet more extraordinary, which is, that the wife is punished whenever the husband proves false to the marriage contract; this punishment indeed extends no farther than a pecuniary mulct, and what seems more equitable, the husband is obliged to pay a sum of money to his wife.
Likewise, he was authorised to recover of the merchant a large sum of money.
I remember, when I was once interceding with the emperor for a criminal who had wronged his master of a great sum of money, which he had received by order and ran away with; and happening to tell his majesty, by way of extenuation, that it was only a breach of trust, the emperor thought it monstrous in me to offer as a defence the greatest aggravation of the crime; and truly I had little to say in return, farther than the common answer, that different nations had different customs; for, I confess, I was heartily ashamed.