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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TAXES

The greater part of these taxes, however, do not belong to the King personally.

They served the King faithfully as officers in his army and as collectors of his taxes.

It takes a lifetime, Mr. Vavasor, to learn where to pay our taxes.

Taxes are not raised to carry on wars, but wars raised to carry on taxes.

To be a receiver of taxes one need not know either Greek or Latin.

The death of the receiver of taxes had satiated the soldiers.

You don't have to pay rates and taxes, and a hundred other things that they do.

In the first place it was fairly cheap-forty pounds, or fifty with taxes.

He wanted to know if we'd got this year's taxes on the Whittaker place.

Too well they knew that the tyrant had done nothing for his subjects but take their taxes.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "obligatory contribution levied by a sovereign or government," from Anglo-French tax, Old French taxe, and directly from Medieval Latin taxa, from Latin taxare (see tax (v.)). Related: taxes. Tax shelter is attested from 1961.

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