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Sample sentences for the GRE study word defray

defray can be used as a verb

1.If they are not claimed in seven days they are sent far away to the Neverland to defray expenses. - from Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
2."Who collects the money to defray the expenses of the last campaign in Italy" asked the Patriarch. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
3.As to reward, my profession is its own reward but you are at liberty to defray whatever expenses I may be put to, at the time which suits you best. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
4."As for me," replied Athos to this recital, "I am quite at my ease it will not be women that will defray the expense of my outfit.. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
5.In these circumstances, the rent of a great landed estate might, upon ordinary occasions, very well defray all the necessary expenses of government. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
6.Though a part of this revenue should be taken from him in order to defray the expenses of the state, no discouragement will thereby be given to any sort of industry. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
7.It is commonly said that a sugar planter expects that the rum and the molasses should defray the whole expense of his cultivation, and that his sugar should be all clear profit. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
8.If this be true, for I pretend not to affirm it, it is as if a corn farmer expected to defray the expense of his cultivation with the chaff and the straw, and that the grain should be all clear profit. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
9.During the most profound peace, various events occur, which require an extraordinary expense and government finds it always more convenient to defray this expense by misapplying the sinking fund, than by imposing a new tax. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
10.is deducted for the coinage, which not only defrays the expense of it, but affords a small revenue to the government. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
11.The coinage, another institution for facilitating commerce, in many countries, not only defrays its own expense, but affords a small revenue or a seignorage to the sovereign. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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