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1  He had several thousand dollars.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
2  She had made Kennicott promise to give fifteen dollars.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
3  Kennicott had felt rather complimented; had gone out and distributed a dollar.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
4  He pressed fifty dollars upon her, and after that he remembered to give her money regularly.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
5  Iowa farmers were selling their land at four hundred dollars an acre and coming into Minnesota.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
6  Calibree is a good man, and you'll find his wife is a mighty brainy little woman, bright as a dollar.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
7  When Kennicott again interrupted his shaving, Cy piped, "Naw, you got to give us two dollars," and he got it.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
8  Well,' he says, 'I've been looking for a man so useful sweeping floors that I could pay him four dollars a day.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
9  Such a society functions admirably in the large production of cheap automobiles, dollar watches, and safety razors.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
10  In three months Kennicott made seven thousand dollars, which was rather more than four times as much as society paid him for healing the sick.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
11  He had given a hundred dollars to Father Klubok the priest, and a hundred to the Reverend Mr. Zitterel the Baptist minister, for Americanization work.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
12  I'm to go to Washington as a dollar a year man for the government, in the aviation motor section, and tell them how much I don't know about carburetors.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
13  A small-town bungalow, the wives of a village doctor and a village dry-goods merchant, a provincial teacher, a colloquial brawl over paying a servant a dollar more a week.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
14  They let on that if they'd waited two hours more the kid would have developed peritonitis, and God knows what all; and then they collected a nice fat hundred and fifty dollars.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
15  Then in a shy avalanche arrived the entire aristocracy of Gopher Prairie: all persons engaged in a profession, or earning more than twenty-five hundred dollars a year, or possessed of grandparents born in America.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
16  Thus he was able to buy a quarter-section of land for one hundred and fifty dollars an acre, and to sell it in a year or two, after installing a cement floor in the barn and running water in the house, for one hundred and eighty or even two hundred.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
17  But it is not satisfied until the entire world also admits that the end and joyous purpose of living is to ride in flivvers, to make advertising-pictures of dollar watches, and in the twilight to sit talking not of love and courage but of the convenience of safety razors.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
18  In Gopher Prairie the only ardent new topics were prohibition, the place in Minneapolis where you could get whisky at thirteen dollars a quart, recipes for home-made beer, the "high cost of living," the presidential election, Clark's new car, and not very novel foibles of Cy Bogart.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
19  And for all their talk of the need of additional library-tax none of them was willing to risk censure by battling for it, though they now had so small a fund that, after paying for rent, heat, light, and Miss Villets's salary, they had only a hundred dollars a year for the purchase of books.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
20  Then there was the mysterious woman with the dyed hair and penciled eyebrows, who wore tight English dresses, like basques, who smelled of stale musk, who flirted with the men and got them to advance money for her expenses in a lawsuit, who laughed at Vida's reading at a school-entertainment, and went off owing a hotel-bill and the three hundred dollars she had borrowed.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI