All the officials are on their guard; they are highly placed, and are not likely to be got at by bribery.
You can't close the Lane by that kind of bribery, Mr. Colton.
As for the other palace servants, they had been silenced with bribery or the stiletto.
The single sentry he could suborn, or else—if bribery failed—poniard.
Bribery had sealed his lips, and only greed would ...