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paid back

adjective as in repaid

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He also elected not to take advantage of a recent tax amnesty whereby he could have paid back just 10 percent of what he owed.

They were all treated as federal spending when the money went out the door, even though they were designed to be paid back.

Launched in 2009, it received a $465 million government loan  which it paid back years ahead of schedule.

Only through measure-for-measure exactness will the wrongdoer be paid back properly and justly.

Virtually all the bailout money to financial institutions and car companies was paid back.

She did not bestow even one golden grain for nothing, bien sûr; she meant to be paid back with interest.

He paid back Henri de Poincy in full, and would have moved into better quarters but for—but for—Driscoll, he would have said.

The Tory press, hungry for the spoil which it maddened the others to lose, paid back the compliments by intense vituperation.

At length the bluff privateersman was allowed to go free, and—he never paid back the money.

And how could a father not think well of a son who had absolutely paid back certain moneys into the paternal coffers?


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