borrowings


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borrowings

(ˈbɒrəʊɪŋz)
pl n
1. (Commerce) a company's liabilities or indebtedness
2. a group of things which have been borrowed
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I say this only, that usury is a concessum propter duritiem cordis; for since there must be borrowing and lending, and men are so hard of heart, as they will not lend freely, usury must be permitted.
We had had a transaction together, before he left, which consisted in his borrowing of me a ball of string, a four-bladed knife, and seven-and-sixpence in money-- the colour of which last I have not seen, and never expect to see again.
I should be a damned fool if I thought I had any chance of borrowing money from you.
One can only remember his cheery temper, his admiration for the jokes in PUNCH, his little oddities - like his strange passion for borrowing looking-glasses, for instance.
He thought of borrowing money from Lawson, but the fear of a refusal held him back; at last he asked him for five pounds.
I called it borrowing, because that was what pap always called it; but Tom said it warn't borrowing, it was stealing.
The powers falling within the FIRST class are those of declaring war and granting letters of marque; of providing armies and fleets; of regulating and calling forth the militia; of levying and borrowing money.
but where's the dishonesty in borrowing a little for present spending, since you will be so well able to pay the lady hereafter?
Greek] The authoress has bungled by borrowing these words verbatim from the "Iliad", without prefixing the necessary "do not," which I have supplied.
Borrowing an idea from the manner in which his master exhibited his agitation, Asinus so far changed the application of his own heels, as to raise them simultaneously with a certain indignant flourish into the air, a measure that instantly decided the controversy in his favour.
Even this resource shortly failed him; his irregularities were too great to admit of his earning the wretched pittance he might thus have procured, and he was actually reduced to a state bordering on starvation, only procuring a trifle occasionally by borrowing it of some old companion, or by obtaining an appearance at one or other of the commonest of the minor theatres; and when he did earn anything it was spent in the old way.
Where on earth do you get your notions, borrowing a baby for Sunday