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Where did you obtain the money that you applied to liquidate, or partially to liquidate, your debts?

Which the same being the case, I invite all to come forward and liquidate.

His throat was dry and he proposed to liquidate his unusual exertion.

Now, my love, duty requires that I should at once begin to liquidate.

There was only one thing to do—root them out, liquidate them.

He must liquidate the obligation, or be forgiven the debt by the creditor.

Who will find means to liquidate the kingdom's indebtedness, whoever may be the creditor?

But to make no attempt to liquidate his debt was as impossible as to speak to his father.

To Africa this country owes a debt larger than she is able to liquidate.

If he could hold out, he might be able to liquidate his most pressing debts.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "to reduce to order, to set out clearly" (of accounts), from Late Latin or Medieval Latin liquidatus, past participle of liquidare "to melt, make liquid or clear, clarify," from Latin liquidus (see liquid). Sense of "clear away" (a debt) first recorded 1755. The meaning "wipe out, kill" is from 1924, possibly from Russian likvidirovat. Related: Liquidated; liquidating.

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