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Every rational luxury is to be procured in England by such an income.

"It is very disagreeable when one's income becomes a burden," said Christine gravely.

The income of their uncle, the canon, was hardly sufficient for the family's needs.

An elderly spinster; boarders are her distraction as well as a source of income.

But, as I said before, a disaster happened, and there must then have been a falling off in the income.

He did all this on an income which did not average, during his working career, 100l.

The income—and that only to be paid in a foreign land, and while you remain there.

There was some mystery about Morris Barnes and the source of his income.

Don't you see that she very likely has what all you gentlemen seem to be so anxious about—his income?

His only interest is to discover the source of his brother's income.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "entrance, arrival," literally "what enters," perhaps a noun use of the late Old English verb incuman "come in," from in (adv.) + cuman "to come" (see come). Meaning "money made through business or labor" (i.e., "that which 'comes in' as a product of work or business") first recorded c.1600. Income tax is from 1799, first introduced in Britain as a war tax, re-introduced 1842; authorized on a national level in U.S. in 1913.

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