Pawning: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature PawningNow I knew that his brain was never equal to the management of his own affairs, so that he was always in pecuniary straits, but he anticipated my curiosity by informing me that he had raised the necessary funds by pawning his wife's bangles.ndash;Edward Hamilton Aitken in Behind the Bungalow.Thither, my good Lord, And if he do not clear me of all guilt, And all suspicion of conspiracy, Pawning his princely warrant for my truth: I ask no favour, but extremest torture.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in The Puritain Widow.A poor washerwoman who in a moment of weakness has pawned the garments entrusted to her care, that she might venture upon a 'row' of which she had dreamed, comes shrinking down with a pale, frightened face, and the bitterness of despair in her heart.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Cast Adrift.Aileen has an allowance and the Judge makes her keep books. She usually comes out about even at poker in the course of the month, and if she doesn't she pawns something.ndash;Gertrude Atherton in The Sisters-In-Law.One day, to hinder Georges, as he said, from blowing out his brains, she pawned all her plate and her jewels, which had never been paid for.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Scenes from a Courtesan's Life.Your watch has been pawned, for I had nothing either.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Father Goriot (tr Ellen Marriage).We have not yet pawned our future.ndash;E.J. Banfield in My Tropic Isle.Passed pawns bothered him also.ndash;Henry Edward Bird in Chess History and Reminiscences.The Pawns cannot be stopped.ndash;Henry Edward Bird in Chess History and Reminiscences.He has by degrees pawned one article after another to keep body and soul together, until at last he has been compelled to pawn his tools.ndash;General Booth in In Darkest England and The Way Out.
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