Sentence Examples

  • Manual labour was adopted at first as a means for students to defray their college expenses.
  • Provincial banks have been established which defray the cost of public works.
  • This does not quite defray the interest on the cost of their construction and equipment, inasmuch as it barely comes to 31% thereon, but rates and fares are deliberately kept low to encourage settlement and communication.
  • A constant stream of tribute poured into Egypt, sufficient to defray the cost of all the splendid works that were executed.
  • Besides the annual expenditure of the various authorities large sums have been borrowed to defray the cost of works of a permanent nature.

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