hush money

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  • Info Hush money is a slang term for a form of bribery, in which one person or party offers another an attractive sum of money or other enticement, in exchange for remaining silent about some illegal, stigmatic, or shameful behavior, action, or other fact about the person or party who has made the offer.
  • You can do as you will in providing them with hush-money. Cited from What's Bred In the Bone, by Grant Allen
  • "You think, because you were alone with my daughter, you can force me to pay hush money." Cited from Out of the Primitive, by Robert Ames Bennet
  • They'll prefer hush-money, if they find out what she's up to now. Cited from The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers, by Mary Cholmondeley
  • For once he had started to pay hush money to his conscience. Cited from Then I'll Come Back to You, by Larry Evans
  • Take your pound of flesh, your twelve thousand down, and pay your hush-money! Cited from What's Bred In the Bone, by Grant Allen
  • Use was also made of the media, and hush money were regularly paid to journalists.
  • A gentleman may not levy hush-money however fair the coins seem in his eyes. Cited from Simon Dale, by Anthony Hope
  • He began to bleed me for hush money, and I had to give it to him. Cited from The Motor Girls, by Margaret Penrose
  • They would call it, and perhaps rightly, hush money to his conscience. Cited from Lifted Masks, by Susan Glaspell
  • Being afraid of ill fame, some of those on whom Lakshmikantan wrote tried to silence him with hush money.
  • She knew as well as her visitor how awkward it would be; and the hush-money she paid was heavy that day. Cited from Victorian Short Stories: Successful Marriages, by Gaskell, et al.
  • And egad, if he behaves too badly, he shall pay hush-money, or the governor shall know! Cited from Heralds of Empire, by Agnes C. Laut
  • The fellow was perhaps capable of demanding more hush-money, of threatening the memory of the woman he had killed. Cited from Denzil Quarrier, George Gissing
  • Noble lords received hush-money, and there had been no inquiry. Cited from Caesar: A Sketch, by James Anthony Froude
  • I think the giving him this unheard-of chance among us is, in plain words, pretty much like giving him hush money to keep him quiet. Cited from The Queen of Hearts, by Wilkie Collins
  • I think the giving him this unheard-of chance among us is, in plain words, pretty much like giving him hush-money to keep him quiet. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 6, April, 1858, by Various
  • That must have been hush money, to keep this rascal quiet. Cited from The Boy Land Boomer, by Ralph Bonehill
  • At such a moment then, called our ladies-legatees, clamorous for hush-money. Cited from Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper, ed. by W. C. Armstrong
  • I found that out myself and I'm the only man that would dare going into the State to get hush-money for it. Cited from Short Stories Old and New, Selected and Edited by C. Alphonso Smith
  • The payment of two oxen was hush-money for the life of a man. Cited from Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development, by Francis Galton
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