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Rivers popped to his feet and went after Johnson, looking for immediate payback.

I laughed and blamed our son, saying he must’ve hidden them there as payback for having gone skiing without him.

We will start up new oil fields and we will invest in new oil fields, but only the ones that have the best carbon intensity, only the ones that have the best economics, the shortest paybacks, the highest returns.

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It’s the method of least disruption, faster payback period, better customer experience and no privacy concerns.

A traumatized nation desperate for security and payback put its faith in an administration primed for war.

The payback scene at the end of the new season was really hard to watch.

Nonetheless, his power also derives from fear: fear of political payback, fear of his alleged wealth.

The payback was swift and the re-alignment was total: a Solid South, but this time, Republican.

If a Republican wins the presidency in 2016, the payback from Democrats will be vicious.

Drive 20,000 miles per year at $4.00 a gallon, and the payback period is shorter—2.5 years.


On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to payback, such as: compensation, reimbursement, accrual, accruement, gain, and gate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.