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synonyms for pence

  • cent
  • copper penny
  • farthing
  • hill of beans
  • penny
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How to use pence in a sentence

In 1205 wheat was worth 12 pence per bushel, which was cheap, as there had been some years of famine previous thereto.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
The King now increased it to the enormous sum of two shilling and ten pence.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
They went away feeling ready for any trouble in reason, and they gave Leo more peacock feathers and pence than he could count.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
On hearing this, the Earl of Gloucester at once sent Bruce a broad hint in the form of twelve pence and a pair of spurs.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
Finally, on March 5, 1770, the Townshend Acts were repealed with the exception of the tax on tea: three pence per pound.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
In spite of this change, Parliament refused to repeal the three pence duty tax on tea which still had to be paid by the colonists.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
Ten pence was to be paid to the jailer for the furniture he put into the cell; ten pence only remained for food.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
The government allowed twenty pence per day for the support of each prisoner.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
I visited one day, in Aberdeen, a restaurant where a copious repast was being served for the modest sum of two pence a head.
FRIEND MAC DONALDMAX O'RELL
He loveth no groats, nor pence, or two-pence; Give us red royals, if ye will see his abominable presence.New Gyse.
SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYHOUSESJOSEPH QUINCY ADAMS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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