• A cutlass in excellent preservation and many other objects from 17th-century Jamestown were found in a large clay borrow pit filled with refuse
    A cutlass in excellent preservation and many other objects from 17th-century Jamestown were found in a large clay borrow pit filled with refuse
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n borrower someone who receives something on the promise to return it or its equivalent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most overdue book in the world was borrowed from Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge, England and was returned 288 years later
    • n Borrower One who borrows. "Neither a borrower nor a lender be."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: George Washington had to borrow money to go to his own inauguration
    • n borrower One who borrows: opposed to lender.
    • n borrower One who takes what belongs to another, and uses it as his own; specifically, in literature, a plagiarist.
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  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own.”
  • Scottish Proverb
    Scottish Proverb
    “Never marry for money. Ye'll borrow it cheaper.”
  • Richard Branson
    Richard Branson
    “What's the quickest way to become a millionaire? Borrow fivers off everyone you meet.”
  • Edward F. Halifax
    “Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    “I care not so much what I am in the opinion of others, as what I am in my own; I would be rich of myself and not by borrowing.”
  • Sebastian Coe
    Sebastian Coe
    “World records are only borrowed.”


In literature:

I told Borrow her story at Gypsy Ring.
"Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest" by George Borrow
Failing, he borrowed, or pretended to borrow the amount from McCandless.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Many of the banks have blank forms which they, from time to time, ask borrowers to fill out.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
If you ever want to borrow mine, I wish you would.
"The Girl Scouts at Home" by Katherine Keene Galt
He borrowed John's clothes and blacked his face and met Ned at de river.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
She often came to the store, to beg, under pretence of borrowing, a little flour or sugar or a stick of cinnamon.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
One was Shadbolt, on whose account, it will be remembered, Tom had desired to borrow Charlie's watch.
"The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch" by Talbot Baines Reed
To start it he borrowed a thousand dollars and printed five thousand copies of the first number.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Dr. Knapp errs in stating that Borrow owed this introduction to J. J. Gurney ("Life of Borrow," i. p. 152).
"Souvenir of the George Borrow Celebration Norwich, July 5th, 1913" by James Hooper
The great Tasso was reduced to such a dilemma that he was obliged to borrow a crown for a week's subsistence.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
When Elias Howe, harassed by want and woe, was in London completing his first sewing-machine, he had frequently to borrow money to live on.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
Also even equity between the borrower and the lender would work a hardness in the conditions of the poor man.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
I borrowed the dollar from Aunt Grace.
"Prudence Says So" by Ethel Hueston
The next question is, where can you borrow, and what security can you offer?
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. I" by Various
The Arabic conception of the brain was probably borrowed from the Greeks.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
There is little doubt that the legal profession was one for which Borrow was the least adapted, and of this he was well aware.
"George Borrow in East Anglia" by William A. Dutt
No one has borrowed or carried further any specially Shelleian turns of phrase, rhythm, or thought.
"A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)" by George Saintsbury
The details of the famine are borrowed from those of later years, especially 433 and 411.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
Your father would never 'a' hesitated a minute about borrowing the money for such a purpose, if he had it to do.
"Two Wyoming Girls and Their Homestead Claim" by Carrie L. Marshall
Borrow a shilling and request the lender to put a private mark on it.
"More Conjuring" by Hercat

In poetry:

Who sets for heresy his traps
Of verbal quirk and quibble,
And weeds the garden of the Lord
With Satan's borrowed dibble.
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Never care or trouble borrow,
"Trouble's real if it seems"--
Ever see a bright to-morrow,
Though you see it but in dreams.
"Light Beyond" by Madge Morris Wagner
Another day, his song is gay,
For a listening bird is near--
O ye who sorrow, come borrow, borrow,
A lesson of robin here!
"Song: The Robin" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
There Fornarina's fair young face
Once more upon her lover shone,
Whose model of an angel's grace
He borrowed from her own.
"Raphael" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I love the merry moonlight,
For 'neath it I can borrow
Such blissful dreams, that this world seems
Without a sin or sorrow.
"I Love The Merry Moonlight" by Robert Hogg
Never an oak tree borrowed,
But took for its needs — and gave.
Never an oak tree sorrowed;
Debt was the mark of the slave.
"The Poet's Town" by John Gneisenau Neihardt

In news:

Apparently he borrowed $75 Million Dollars from them and they, uh want it back, back, back, waaaay back.
I couldn't turn off my porch light and turn the cute kiddos away so I "borrowed" some candy that my child had collected while trick or treating.
Will borrow from itself to buy truck.
School districts, cities, counties and states all utilize some type of borrowing to operate at times, usually in order to carry out construction projects.
In a TIF arrangement, McKee borrows money from private investors and uses it to build things that normally the city would, such as roads and sewers.
Develop a comprehensive monitoring program by borrowing concepts presented in this series to produce quality plants on time for every season.
Technique-wise, I borrowed a trick I learned for beets: I grate them.
If you're borrowing money on a credit card because you must have it NOW, at least know how much you're really paying.
"I would have had to borrow the money from my parents," he said.
Many, including the US, are pushing Europe to join in a stronger fiscal union, meaning especially shared powers of borrowing.
2, " Hard Labour ," an ode to a pretty boy's life that borrows its name from Mike Leigh's 1973 television film.
Romney saw himself as someone who could "turnaround"—to borrow the title of his book about the Olympics—ailing companies.
Well-mannered: Well, that was awkward—one of those embarrassing breach-of-etiquette moments, like when some guy on the bus asks to borrow your comb.
House Republican leaders are sticking with a no-borrow approach to pay for the state's share of recovery aid to deal with damages from the widespread flooding a year ago in the Susquehanna River Basin.
The Lending Library , which launched in November, lets customers with an Amazon Prime membership borrow e-books for free.

In science:

From the latter, we borrow the observation that only the lowest state is narrow, and use the model spectrum: first resonance plus perturbative “continuum” starting from some effective scale s = s0 .
Holographic Wave Functions, Meromorphization and Counting Rules
Indeed the term “anthropic principle” has become so popular that it has been borrowed to describe ideas (e.g. that the universe was teleologically designed for our kind of life, which is what I would call a “finality principle”) that are quite different from, and even contradictory with, what I intended.
Anthropic principle in cosmology
The proof borrows some ideas of Bramson concerning branching Brownian motions.
Slow movement of random walk in random environment on a regular tree
The terminology is borrowed from Fourier-Mukai theory, where an ob ject G on X is said to satisfy the Weak Index Theorem (WIT) with index k if RiΦP G = 0 for i 6= k .
GV-sheaves, Fourier-Mukai transform, and Generic Vanishing
X \ E (the symbols δ ′ ε are functions which tend to zero in C∞ norm) The inequality we start with is borrowed from Y.-T.
Regularity properties of the degenerate Monge--Amp\`ere equations compact K\"ahler manifolds
So the introduction of fluxes does not modify the analysis of the Lie algebroid structure at all, and we can directly borrow the results on A-branes derived in the fluxless background cases studied in sections 7.2 and 7.3.2.
Deformations of calibrated D-branes in flux generalized complex manifolds
The notation used below is borrowed from the proof of Lemma 3.1 except that the role of p0 is now played by p4 . .
Quenched invariance principles for random walks with random conductances
The trouble caused by the extra dimensions was overcome borrowing an old idea from Kaluza and Klein, i.e., the extra dimensions are thought to be so small, more or less of the same size than the string length, that they cannot be perceived in daily life experience.
String Theory: A Theory of Unification
Remark. A similar model, a Markov chain on the half-strip Sd × Z+ , was studied in Section 3.1 of and we borrowed the Lyapunov function x + ai from there.
A MARKOV chain model of a polling system with parameter regeneration
The crux is to prove (2.17–2.18) which is where we need to borrow ideas from the “heat-kernel technology.” For our purposes it will suffice to take bn = n in part (4).
Functional CLT for random walk among bounded random conductances
The notation O(kp ) used here is borrowed from calculus to denote an infinitesimal function of order p.
Generation of primordial cosmological density inhomogeneities with scale invariant power spectrum during the standard radiation dominated expansion of the universe
Thus we proposed the architecture given Fig. 1, which distinguishes, and splits the simulation from the control itself. This architecture, which we introduced in , is innovative for the virtual reality domain, and was borrowed from robotics.
Balanced Virtual Humans Interacting with their Environment
In proving Theorems 4.8 and 4.9 in Appendices B and C, we encounter most of the problems Fukaya and Ono were tackling with their virtual cycle technology, and we freely borrow their ideas for our proof, in particular, good coordinate systems, and inductive choices of small perturbations.
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology
Let us borrow the notations from the statement and the proof of Proposition 4.1.
Representing simple d-dimensional polytopes by d polynomials
Let us introduce some notations, borrowed from game theory.
Derivative of functions over lattices as a basis for the notion of interaction between attributes