paying back

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n paying back a reciprocal group action "in return we gave them as good as we got"
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Quotations

  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.”
  • Lee Iacocca
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    “We at Chrysler borrow money the old fashion way. We pay it back.”
  • Al Bundy
    Al Bundy
    “Insurance is like marriage. You pay, pay, pay, and you never get anything back.”
  • Malayan Proverb
    Malayan Proverb
    “One can pay back the loan of gold, but one lies forever in debt to those who are kind.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
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    “What keeps so many employers back is simple unwillingness to pay the price, to make the exertion, the effort to sacrifice their ease and comfort.”

Usage

In literature:

You'll pay me back, never fear, and I'll be real proud to my dying day to feel that I was the first to help you.
"The Palace Beautiful" by L. T. Meade
They say his mother is paying his debts, and that he will be able to come back.
"Gladys, the Reaper" by Anne Beale
Who are too honest to steal, but will borrow and never pay back.
"More Toasts"
God, but now I would pay him back!...
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
I borrow money from them and don't pay it back, and then I'm afraid to face them.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
Aunt Basha suggested that Young Marse David said something about a piece of paper and Uncle Sam paying back, but Jeems pooh-poohed that.
"Joy in the Morning" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
You could pay back in no time after you got strong.
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
But I'll pay him back for running away from me!
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Camp Rest-A-While" by Laura Lee Hope
Old Nile always pays back the damage he does when he rises so very high.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
She would make Walter pay back that money.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
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In poetry:

The Black Scot is frien’ly—
A brither an’ a’—
He’ll pay you a bawbee,
An’ steal back twa.
"The Scots [A Dirge]" by Henry Lawson
I lay in bed twelve years, sir,
Calmly awaiting my doom ;
I got so low, I hadn't the strength
To pay for my little back room.
"This Medal" by Billy Bennett
There's a pub three miles behind us
And we've passed it on the way
Come you back, you British soldiers
There's a Scotsman wants to pay.
"Mandalay 1" by Billy Bennett
It costs me never a stab nor squirm
To tread by chance upon a worm.
"Aha, my little dear," I say,
"Your clan will pay me back one day."
"Thought For A Sunshiny Morning" by Dorothy Parker
And Blueskin, I've heard that he goes like a bird,
And I'm told that to back him would pay me;
He's a good bit of stuff, but not quite good enough,
"Non licuit credere famae."
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
He scarcely could believe his ears.
He laughed: 'The money isn't mine.
To pay it back would take me years,
And so politely I decline.
Madame, I think you speak in fun:
Have you a gun?'
"The Pretty Lady" by Robert W Service

In news:

Dennis Rodman has been ordered to pay $500,000 in back child support .
Dennis Rodman was ordered to pay $500K on Thursday in back child support to his ex-wife.
Several employees of a now-closed Omaha cigar bar are fuming, saying the owner owes them back pay.
From Mitt Romney's 47 percent gaffe to Warren Buffett's secretary's tax rate, this election is about taxes and who will be saddled with paying back America's huge debt.
Co-worker should pay back loan.
Knapp takes 4% raise in back pay after schools close.
If approved, Amendment 8 would dial back pay raises for Ala. Brought you by Sunny King Ford.
Arthur Franklin Kirk III is asking for $3 million in damages, back pay.
Town council approves six weeks of back pay.
An Edinburgh police officer is returning to work and getting back pay after pleading guilty to battering another officer.
States Enlist Employers To Pay Back Federal Loans.
Labor Department seeks back pay for fired area truckers.
Josh Hamilton figures to command more money than the Texas Rangers are willing to pay, but the market could come back to them.
When Eric Leighton was planning the first Lennon Fest back in 2000, he was worried about making enough money to pay the sound guy.
Germany backs paying out next Greek aid tranche - letter .
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In science:

The difference between the two approaches is, that in the first case the payed amount is only charged back for non SPIT calls and in the second case, callers who reject payment are treated as Spitters.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
Then it jumps across a 1/n-edge into the trap — paying order 1/n in probability — after which it is happy to keep bouncing back and forth on hx, yi for any given time of order n (note that the escape probability is order 1/n).
Trapping in the random conductance model
Then we make it emerge from the trap by crossing the same 1/n-edge (paying again order 1/n) just in time for it to make it back, backtracking its own steps, to the origin in total time 2n.
Trapping in the random conductance model
Beginning with the hypothesis that population size is one of the most important factors affecting the classification power of the logistic regression technique, we evaluate future customers (i.e non customer) behavior to pay back loan, by looking for efficient solution to the problem of non customers small sample size.
Transfer Learning Using Logistic Regression in Credit Scoring
However, models M 3 and M 4 seems to be the more suitable models for the prediction of non customers behavior to pay back loan.
Transfer Learning Using Logistic Regression in Credit Scoring
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