Sentence Examples


  • The wazir of Oudh had fallen into arrears in the payment due for the maintenance of the Company's garrison posted in his dominions, and his administration was in great disorder.
  • Would have been at the mercy of the conqueror had not the success been followed by a great mutiny of the Spanish and Walloon troops, to whom long arrears of pay were due.
  • The petition from the army to the parliament for arrears of pay was suppressed and the petitioners declared enemies of the state.
  • When his daughters were born he had assigned to each of them, for her dowry, an estate with three hundred serfs; but one of these estates had already been sold, and the other was mortgaged and the interest so much in arrears that it would have to be sold, so that it was impossible to give it to Vera.
  • He has been paying full Council Tax, but since April 2004 he has been accruing arrears on his account due to non-payment.

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