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synonyms for king's ransom

  • El Dorado
  • Golconda
  • end of the rainbow
  • good sum
  • land of milk and honey
  • large sum
  • pot of gold
  • pretty penny
  • riches of Solomon
  • tidy sum
  • weight in gold
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How to use king's ransom in a sentence

For ten years now had these been riding and raiding around the walls, pillaging and holding to ransom.
THE MERRIE TALES OF JACQUES TOURNEBROCHEANATOLE FRANCE
The second were ruffians who forced their victims to pay ransom by holding their feet in fires.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
The Abbot Guilbert offers three hundred silver sous for his ransom.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
He quickly pointed out Bezenecq the Rich as a townsman from whom it would be easy to extract a big ransom.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
Have I not offered you three hundred gold sous for my ransom, Count of Plouernel?
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
When King Svein took them begged they for quarter and offered money in ransom.
THE SAGAS OF OLAF TRYGGVASON AND OF HARALD THE TYRANT (HARALD HAARDRAADE)SNORRI STURLUSON
When we held the rich Jew without water four days since, did I not share the ransom equally?
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
Indifferent was M. Louis, for whom it was the last day of servitude, a slave become emancipated, rich enough to enjoy his ransom.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
Captain Ransom and Lieutenant Simpson had twelve-pounders, the others were three-inch rifled guns.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
Now the Genoese, seeing they were like to get nothing out of their prisoners by this, were anxious for a money ransom.
FLORENCE AND NORTHERN TUSCANY WITH GENOAEDWARD HUTTON
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