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I earmarked Charlie for a raise and a better job right there.

The other three thousand were earmarked for office expenses.

It would not be necessary, perhaps, that such gold should be "earmarked."

Even in that case an earmarked subsidy would be out of place.

Other sums, greater in quantity than those contained in the packets, were earmarked in the same way.

As they looked, a young man knelt over the yearling and earmarked it.

That thousand dollars of his was earmarked for Lucille's birthday present, and he doubted whether he ought to risk it.

The money already was earmarked for the payment of attorney fees, if needed.

He is quoting a favourite phrase—that a certain item of revenue has been earmarked for a particular purpose.

Some years ago a number of public buildings were earmarked for hospital use in case of war.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "to identify by an earmark," from earmark (n.). Meaning "to set aside money for a special purpose" is attested by 1868. Related: Earmarked; earmarking.

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