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rent,

n a payment made by a tenant to an owner for the use of land or a building.
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The rent, torn, and dislocated stonework looked worse than before; the upheaved foundations, the piled-up fragments of masonry, the fissures in the torn earth--all were at the worst.
And anyhow there'll be no rent to pay and no novelettes to write.
Priscilla," said Anne, in a whisper, "do you suppose it's possible that we could rent Patty's Place?
In doing this he would satisfy everybody - the grocer, his sister, Ruth, and even Maria, to whom he owed a month's room rent.
Most catastrophic of all, however, was the fact that Dag Daughtry was three quarts short of his daily allowance and did not dare break into the rent money which was all that stood between him and his family and the street.
The houseman is very kind, but he must have his rent.
But even if the rent is not mended, perhaps the worst vice betrayed is improvidence.
Purdy, in her furriest tones, "are furnished for to rent.
But for the honour of Scotland, the poor tenant bodies take a thought upon their chief lying in exile; and this money is a part of that very rent for which King George is looking.
A small part of the land--the worst part--he let out for rent, while a hundred acres of arable land he cultivated himself with his family and two hired laborers.
She had been buggy-riding before, but always behind one horse, jaded, and livery, in a top-buggy, heavy and dingy, such as livery stables rent because of sturdy unbreakableness.
She paused, musing, and a spasm of pity rent the bosom beneath Dudley Pickering's ample shirt.