pay

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  • A hand pay could also be necessary as a result of a short pay.
  • After his return he left active service but remained at half pay.
  • Each person was to pay for the services provided in their community.
  • I have never paid much attention to what people think about me.
  • These would be groups of career soldiers who would be paid a set rate.
  • During his own life, there was much critical attention paid to his thought.
  • Many people knew of his work, but paid little attention to it.
  • Many learn to read and write and some are able to do paid work.
  • Each year of work must pay its share of a year of retirement.
  • It also made him the sixth-highest paid player in baseball that year.
  • The state will pay a portion of the cost for a sex-change operation.
  • He paid to put her through private school, and she visited him several times a year.
  • During her first series she learned she was being paid less than the camera man.
  • Japanese visitors come and visit this garden, to pay their respect for him.
  • He was one of the best paid writers of his time.
  • You won't have to pay twenty-five thousand dollars for it, either. Cited from Under the Skylights, by Henry Blake Fuller
  • In that case a greater price must be paid to make up for the earlier failure.
  • It also built the team a training facility and paid all its moving costs.
  • At the time, this was the highest price ever paid for a modern painting.
  • The show was broadcast live on cable television on a pay-per-view basis.
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Meaning of pay

  • verb Give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    I paid four dollars for this sandwich, Pay the waitress, please
  • verb Do or give something to somebody in return
    Does she pay you for the work you are doing?
  • verb Be worth it
    It pays to go through the trouble
  • verb Render
    pay a visit, pay a call
  • verb Bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action
    You'll pay for this!, She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly, You'll pay for this opinion later
  • verb Make a compensation for
    a favor that cannot be paid back
  • verb Discharge or settle
    pay a debt, pay an obligation