Sentence Examples


  • The very well documented corn dole of ancient Rome is one of many cases.
  • Established by a ruler of the Roman Republic named Gaius Gracchus (158–122 BC), the dole began as the state selling grain at half price to anyone willing to wait in line for it; there was no means test.
  • Both of us being on the dole, we shared the expense of buying clothes.
  • This, at least, was the belief of the local gentry and magistrates and in 1796 the dole was temporarily discontinued.
  • Creative forces felt compelled to speak out against the Tory moral panic against " dole scroungers ", or Reagan 's Strategic Defense Initiative.

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