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Sample sentences for the GRE study word arrears

arrears can be used as a noun

1.Here too demanding full arrears of vengeance. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.Thus Elis forced, her long arrears restored. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
3.It happened just about then that the arrears of rent for the village hotel had so accumulated on Mr. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
4.One of them in my room, Charles Gorot, had some arrears of work to make up, so I left him there and went out to dine. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
5.Gamfield, chimney-sweep, went his way down the High Street, deeply cogitating in his mind his ways and means of paying certain arrears of rent, for which his landlord had become rather pressing. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
6.The clearance was effected at last the Stryver arrears were handsomely fetched up everything was got rid of until November should come with its fogs atmospheric, and fogs legal, and bring grist to the mill again. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
7.Tell him a tale of woe about arrears of rent and a sick wife and a squad of kids and, faith, he'll dissolve in tears on the bench. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
8.It was impossible for him to leave all these arrears of suffering behind him, and he wished, before entering joyously into the future, to obtain a quittance from the past. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
9.To rescue something from the wreck of the home, and to win a poor chance of bread for the family, the two older boys set up a claim for arrears of wages that had never been paid. - from English Literature by William J. Long

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