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He had plenty of Money, but he would not disburse a Red Liard.

It was hard to disburse so large a sum; but I did not hesitate.

This he had not done, for the simple reason that he had none to disburse.

You have only your time to lose, while I am obliged to disburse two thousand francs.

Monthault held out his hand carelessly, and only said, "Disburse."

There were but few stores handy to enable the foreigner to disburse the necessary grain.

When Richford followed you I had to borrow that tray and the rest of it and disburse another half sovereign.

Six months I courted her, and a dozen crowns all but one did I disburse for her in that time!

Regularly rationed and supplied with tobacco, they wait cheerfully till the military chest is in condition to disburse arrears.

He must also disburse the sum total of profits gathered from the illegal use of said goods.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, disbourse, from Old French desbourser (13c.) "extract (money) from a purse, spend (money)," from des- (see dis-) + bourse "purse" (see bursar). Related: Disbursed; disbursing.

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