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Aspasia was next called to answer the charges brought against her.

The attendants are exceedingly civil, and charges regulated by a tariff.

The least imaginative of my charges seemed to feel the influence of the place.

She charges ten francs to other people, but seven francs to artistes.

Now to the charges which malice and misrepresentation have brought against me.

If he say, 'They may have also other charges,' reply, 'Our conscience forbids.

Two or three years passed by, and one by one her charges departed from her.

Can you conjecture, Madonna, what are these charges to which my letter vaguely alludes?

At length the bill was called for, and the charges declared to be enormous.

Charges of that simony are common; conclusive proof there is none.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "to load, fill," from Old French chargier "to load, burden, weigh down," from Late Latin carricare "to load a wagon or cart," from Latin carrus "wagon" (see car). Senses of "entrust," "command," "accuse" all emerged in Middle English and were found in Old French. Sense of "rush in to attack" is 1560s, perhaps through earlier meaning of "load a weapon" (1540s). Related: Charged; charging. Chargé d'affaires was borrowed from French, 1767, literally "charged with affairs."

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