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Decent, unpretentious folks, somewhat new, but with loads of money.

To have married a girl who cared only for his money; that would have been dire enough.

Some one said the other day, "Ennui is a disease that comes from living on other people's money."

Well, I'm buying and she's selling, and we'll have that money back.

I would have spoken about it at first, but then I had no money, and didn't know when I should have any.

Will you take care of some money for me until I get a chance to deposit it in the savings bank?

"I am sure some of the old man's money is here," he said to himself.

"It makes no difference to you where I got it," said our hero, returning the money to his pocket.

He ain't been run over—he's gone broke-lost all our money; every last cent.

I tell you he's alive and well, only he's lost your money and Pish's and mine and his own.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., "coinage, metal currency," from Old French monoie "money, coin, currency; change" (Modern French monnaie), from Latin moneta "place for coining money, mint; coined money, money, coinage," from Moneta, a title or surname of the Roman goddess Juno, in or near whose temple money was coined; perhaps from monere "advise, warn" (see monitor (n.)), with the sense of "admonishing goddess," which is sensible, but the etymology is difficult. Extended early 19c. to include paper money.

To make money "earn pay" is first attested mid-15c. Highwayman's threat your money or your life first attested 1841. Phrase in the money (1902) originally meant "one who finishes among the prize-winners" (in a horse race, etc.). The challenge to put (one's) money where (one's) mouth is is first recorded 1942, American English. money-grub "one who is sordidly intent on amassing money" is from 1768. The image of money burning a hole in someone's pocket is attested from 1520s.

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