To pay for

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If they paid rent, of course, they might pay forever, and be no better off; whereas, if they could only meet the extra expense in the beginning, there would at last come a time when they would not have any rent to pay for the rest of their lives.
There will be chickens, pigs, vegetables, fruit trees, and everything like that; and there will be enough cows to pay for a hired man or two.
His face blazed with wrath, and he shouted in stentorian tones that echoed down the universe, "I shall deduct the cost of those cuffs from your wages!" The pile of cuffs grew into a mountain, and Martin knew that he was doomed to toil for a thousand years to pay for them.
At a word since I must needs, for once, hold a candle to the devil what ransom am I to pay for walking on Watling-street, without having fifty men at my back?''
In qualified plans covered by section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, withdrawals generally are not subject to federal income tax if the money is used to pay for qualified educational expenses.
But higher prices would make Wal-Mart's shoppers bear the cost: Wal-Mart's low-income customers would, in effect, be paying a regressive new sales tax to pay for the employees' added health benefits.
Thus, while some employers may be tempted to fund amounts sufficient to pay for catastrophic illnesses in retirement, an actuarial determination of funding for those amounts would consider the likelihood that those costs would actually be incurred.
If a patient gets outside help to pay for medications while she's in the donut hole, that financial help may count as an out-of-pocket expense, and once total drug costs reach the "catastrophic" level, Part D will pay for 95% of further costs.
"Additional part-time staff is being considered to minimize the financial impact of having to pay for extended coverage previously provided by exempted employees.
The employer amends the plan (the Amended Plan) to provide that the employer will continue to pay for this coverage on a pre-tax basis for eligible employees.
When it comes to making big purchases, he suggests doing the same--open a savings account and put away money each month until enough has accumulated to pay for the item.
The company's Nasdaq initial public offering received a lukewarm response as investors questioned whether AOL could get people to pay for something that other companies at the time were giving away.