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noun as in red cent

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In today’s essay, I look at the bubbly trade in penny and loss-making stocks, including the crazy surge in GameStop.

From Fortune

Phil Knight, who with his wife, Penny, made the second- and third-largest donations last year according to the Chronicle, increased his wealth by about 77% over the same March-to-December period.

From Fortune

While most prison jobs pay pennies on the hour, a few prison jobs, such as making furniture, pay $1 an hour, Bryant said.

In this case, fixing just the worst fridges would cut vaccine damage in half and save lives for pennies on the dollar.

From Fortune

Now, Watson can answer 75% of the questions people ask, and Otsego County has started paying for the service, which Pokorny says costs “pennies” per conversation.

From Time

They deserve every penny and more: booking a four week tour is a huge job.

“Every single witness is inadmissible, hearsay, triple-hearsay,” said assistant state attorney Penny Brill in court yesterday.

She regressed to the mental state of a toddler lost in a J.C. Penny department store.

“I have not been paid and will not be paid a single penny,” he declared.

While there I am, getting mad at my wife for sending me cards all the time because I know she needs every penny right now.

In 1603 it was ordered that one quart of best ale, or two of small, should be sold for one penny.

Since the end of 1847, not a penny has come into his own pocket either through piano-playing and conducting, or through teaching.

A system of supplying school-children with penny dinners is the latest philanthropic movement.

In the same year he also manufactured two million penny tokens for our soldiers in Spain, which were not forbidden.

The penny at that time was equal to a shilling of the present day, and would, relatively, purchase as much.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to penny, such as: cent, copper penny, farthing, and hill of beans.

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