If you make $10 per hour at work, this is an example of your wage.
If the consequences of a lie is punishment, this is an example of a time when the wages of lies are punishment.
When you campaign against higher taxes, this is an example of a time when you wage a campaign against taxation.
The wages of sin.
“The wages of sin is death”
To wake and wage a danger profitless.
Abundance of treasure which he had in store, wherewith he might wage soldiers.