To pay for


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To pay for To make amends for; to atone for; as, men often pay for their mistakes with loss of property or reputation, sometimes with life
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  • John Ruskin
    “A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it.”
  • Richard Bach
    “The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “We must be willing to pay a price for freedom.”
  • George D. Prentice
    George D. Prentice
    “A friend you have to buy won't be worth what you pay for him.”
  • Don Marquis
    “We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    “The price we have to pay for money is sometimes liberty.”


In literature:

How is a man to get drunk," he screamed out, "when he has not wherewithal to pay for a glass?
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
The first form shows a draft made by a coal company upon a steamship company to pay for coal supplied to a particular steamer.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
Did they not know what price we had to pay for the air we breathed?
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
We have to pay for the rooms in any case, so we may as well use them.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Accordingly, he proceeded to Schenectady, and arranged with a professor of Union College to pay for his tuition by working.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
He even offers to pay him for the care and liability.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
Besides, I'll have to pay for making up my new dress.
"Crowded Out o' Crofield" by William O. Stoddard
If he has no friend to act for him, he will have to pay dearly for every move he makes.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
You ain't got a chance in de world to pay for it.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
But you'll have to pay for it.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie

In poetry:

"Go we to dinner," said Little John.
Robin Hood said, "Nay;
For I dread Our Lady be wroth with me,
For she sent me not my pay."
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For so the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.
"Longing" by Matthew Arnold
A voice said, Look me in the stars
And tell me truly, men of earth,
If all the soul-and-body scars
Were not too much to pay for birth.
"A Question" by Robert Frost
Be tenderest tribute set in perfect rhyme,
That haply passing time
May cull and keep it for strange lips to pay
When we have gone our way;
"Lines" by John Charles McNeill
The middling, great, and little folk,
Express a fondness for a joke;
And what man can a joke gain-say,
When he, who gives it, means to pay?
"Lord Chesterfield And The Farmer's Wife" by William Hutton
Prince, our fealty to Life we pay,
Death is dead and his ashen reign;
His shadow lingers but not for aye—
Out from the Night we come again.
"Ballade Of Death And The Night" by David Gow

In news:

The developer of Honua Kai, a luxury condo resort on Kaanapali Beach, is currently offering to pay for the stay of guests who decide to buy during their trip.
Teachers got a pay raise, but it took new taxes to pay for it.
Without private insurance, but not yet old enough to qualify for Medicare, Patrick was unable to pay for the stint.
Already, the department has received $500 to pay for new carbon monoxide detectors for their emergency response crews.
CUMBERLAND — City leaders still aren't sure which funding source they'll use to pay for the demolition of Memorial Hospital, and they've taken additional steps to keep several options on the table.
The Police Department received a federal grant to pay for more officers to patrol the roadways.
If your pick for president doesn't win in November, JetBlue is offering to pay for you to leave the country.
We are now expected to pay for abandoned vehicles belonging to others.
Seacoast National Bank has helped Liam Thomas, middle, to pay for figure skating competitions as he trains for nationals.
The Seattle City Council votes next week whether to put a $290 million levy on the Nov 6 ballot to pay for a new seawall along Elliott Bay.
The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority continued to grapple at its Monday quarterly board meeting with thorny issues involved in finding $40 million to pay for three new bridges.
In Forest Hill, they're willing to pay for someone to watch over them.
Hitting up his parents for cash to pay for the car, Tennessee-born Morgan, now 47, tells Us Weekly his wheels were the ones to watch in town.
So, homeowners in the district are annually taxed $11.02 for every $100,000 of their property's value to pay for the costs of eradicating mosquitoes .
Protesters demonstrating against plans for a toll to pay for a new Interstate 5 Bridge have been given the boot by the Washington Department of Transportation.

In science:

Moreover, even this “modest price” to pay for a deterministic algorithm would likely be too high in practice.
Can Random Coin Flips Speed Up a Computer?
This factor of eight loss of detector area is a heavy price to pay, even for the huge SNR gains of an EMCCD.
On the use of electron-multiplying CCDs for astronomical spectroscopy
While both approaches look for a UV fixed point, they differ in the nature of the proposed fixed point: In asymptotic safety, one benefits from maintaining manifest relativistic invariance, and pays the price of having to look for a nontrivial, strongly coupled fixed point.
General Covariance in Gravity at a Lifshitz Point
Moreover, to use BPEL for de ning WS- ows pays in terms of exibility.
An Architectural Model for a Grid based Workflow Management Platform in Scientific Applications
This is in some sense the price one has to pay for a very direct localization proof with a very strong conclusion.
A Short Course on One-Dimensional Random Schr\"odinger Operators