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  • Three years later he paid the forfeit of his head for all these condescensions. Cited from An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800, by Cusack
  • But he shall pay the forfeit of his life. Cited from In the Days of Chivalry, by Evelyn Everett-Green
  • "Mark will have paid the forfeit of his crimes, and your child will be the heir of immense wealth." Cited from Mark Hurdlestone, by Susanna Moodie
  • In the beginning it meant the forfeit of his usual stand-up luncheon, but he had decided that the cause was worthy of the sacrifice. Cited from The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories, by Gertrude Atherton
  • In an engagement at Ballinahinch, he showed considerable ability in the disposal of his forces, but they were eventually defeated, and he also paid the forfeit of his life. Cited from An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800, by Cusack
  • When he goes beyond this, he usurps a power which belongs not to him, and the destruction of his happiness pays the forfeit of his imprudence. Cited from Lectures on Language, by William S. Balch
  • Rogero passed the night before the day assigned for the battle like that which the felon spends, condemned to pay the forfeit of his life on the ensuing day. Cited from Bulfinch's Mythology, by Thomas Bulfinch
  • On the first of June, a Wyandot chief, called Leatherlips, paid the forfeit of his life on a charge of witchcraft. Cited from Life of Tecumseh, and of His Brother the Prophet, by Benjamin Drake
  • Not so, there is a better counsel yet; seize the stranger whom the gods have led hither as a victim and make his life pay the forfeit of his daring. Cited from The First Christmas Tree, by Henry Van Dyke
  • And thy poor son has paid, in discharge of his vow, the forfeit of his own happiness, of a paradise opening upon earth, of a heart as innocent as thine, and a face as fair. Cited from The Lock and Key Library, Julian Hawthorne, Ed.
  • Position: A plank ten feet long, and from nine to twelve inches broad, to be firmly fixed on edge on the ground, as the line between us, which neither is to pass his foot over on forfeit of his life. Cited from McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, April, 1896, by Various
  • Position: A plank ten feet long, and from nine to twelve inches broad, to be firmly fixed on edge, on the ground, as the line between us, which neither is to pass his foot over upon forfeit of his life. Cited from A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, by John G. Nicolay
  • Cendric has already paid the forfeit of his life for having unhappily leagued himself with a traitor who plotted against thy royal life; but this boy, his guiltless orphan, did never offend thee! Cited from The Children's Portion, ed. by Robert W. Shoppell
  • They requested leave to retire; their request was proudly rejected by the Italian king; and the lives of twenty thousand Christians paid the forfeit of his obstinacy and rashness. Cited from Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Gibbon V5
  • He continued to smoke a cigar while they were amputated and dressed, in the presence of Alexander, and died shortly after; thus, if he had erred, paying the early forfeit of his errors. Cited from The History of Napoleon Buonaparte, by John Gibson Lockhart
  • But the atonement has come too late, the noble Dansowich was basely ensnared into an act of violence, and his life paid the forfeit of his wrath -- he died upon the rack. Cited from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 342, April 1844, Vol. 55
  • The Levellers had threatened to make him pay with his head the forfeit of his intrigues with Charles; and the flight of that prince, by disconcerting their plans, had irritated their former animosity. Cited from The History of England, by John Lingard and Hilaire Belloc, Vol. 8
  • They comforted themselves by the conjecture that he had, at length, paid the forfeit of his temerity, and that his steed had gone home with a bloody bridle and an empty saddle. Cited from The Yankee Tea-party, by Henry C. Watson
  • Mrs. Wildegrave's husband had been engaged in the rebellion of 1745; and his estates, in consequence, were confiscated, and he paid with his life the forfeit of his rashness. Cited from Mark Hurdlestone, by Susanna Moodie
  • At length we all, by God His grace, got safe and sound to the miller's house, where the constable delivered my child into the miller his hands, to guard her on forfeit of his life, while he ran down to the mill-pond to save the sheriff his grey charger. Cited from Sidonia The Sorceress V2, by William Mienhold
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