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The liberal party said that in Russia everything is wrong, and certainly Stepan Arkadyevitch had many debts and was decidedly short of money.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 1: Chapter 3   Context
Levin knew that his elder brother took little interest in farming, and only put the question in deference to him, and so he only told him about the sale of his wheat and money matters.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 1: Chapter 8   Context
Then he recalled the scandal with a sharper, to whom he had lost money, and given a promissory note, and against whom he had himself lodged a complaint, asserting that he had cheated him.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 1: Chapter 24   Context
There had been nothing definite, but Stepan Arkadyevitch was hardly ever at home; money, too, was hardly ever forthcoming, and Dolly was continually tortured by suspicions of infidelity, which she tried to dismiss, dreading the agonies of jealousy she had been through already.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 2: Chapter 2   Context
He succeeded so well in persuading his brother, and in lending him money for the journey without irritating him, that he was satisfied with himself in that matter.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 2: Chapter 12   Context
Vronsky respected and liked Yashvin particularly because he felt Yashvin liked him, not for his name and his money, but for himself.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 2: Chapter 19   Context
And besides, on that day, as it was the fifteenth, he had to give his wife some money for her expenses, according to their usual arrangement.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 2: Chapter 26   Context
He simply gave Alexey Alexandrovitch the money he needed together with a brief statement of the position of his affairs, which was not altogether satisfactory, as it had happened that during that year, owing to increased expenses, more had been paid out than usual, and there was a deficit.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 2: Chapter 26   Context
He read the letter through and felt pleased with it, and especially that he had remembered to enclose money: there was not a harsh word, not a reproach in it, nor was there undue indulgence.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 3: Chapter 14   Context
And vast sums of money had actually been spent and were still being spent on this business, and utterly unproductively, and the whole business could obviously lead to nothing whatever.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 3: Chapter 14   Context
In early youth in the Corps of Pages, he had experienced the humiliation of a refusal, when he had tried, being in difficulties, to borrow money, and since then he had never once put himself in the same position again.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 3: Chapter 19   Context
Vronsky had wanted to pay the money at the time (he had that amount then), but Venovsky and Yashvin had insisted that they would pay and not Vronsky, who had not played.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 3: Chapter 19   Context
Of late his mother, incensed with him on account of his love affair and his leaving Moscow, had given up sending him the money.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 3: Chapter 19   Context
He gave orders for the wheat to be delivered, sent the bailiff to the merchant to get the money owing him, and went out himself to give some final directions on the estate before setting off.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 3: Chapter 30   Context
The bailiff, who had been to the merchant, had come back and brought part of the money for the wheat.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 3: Chapter 30   Context
Nikolay said that he had come now to take this money and, what was more important, to stay a while in the old nest, to get in touch with the earth, so as to renew his strength like the heroes of old for the work that lay before him.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 3: Chapter 31   Context
As he had from a child a taste for painting, and as, not knowing what to spend his money on, he had begun collecting engravings, he came to a stop at painting, began to take interest in it, and concentrated upon it the unoccupied mass of desires which demanded satisfaction.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V2), PART 5: Chapter 8   Context
On getting home he flew into a rage with his wife for not having managed to put off the landlady, who had been asking for money.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V2), PART 5: Chapter 10   Context
To Mihailov at that moment, excited by visitors, it was extremely distasteful to speak of money matters.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V2), PART 5: Chapter 12   Context
Of course it was not really because of that, but everything together, he began this hospital to prove, do you see, that he was not miserly about money.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V2), PART 6: Chapter 18   Context
Levin had, moreover, to transact in Kashin some extremely important business relating to the wardship of land and to the receiving of certain redemption money for his sister, who was abroad.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V2), PART 6: Chapter 26   Context
Levin was surprised that they should dispute upon this subject so long, especially as, when he asked Sergey Ivanovitch whether he supposed that money had been misappropriated, Sergey Ivanovitch answered:.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V2), PART 6: Chapter 26   Context
He certainly was displeased not at so much money being spent, but at being reminded of what he, knowing something was unsatisfactory, wanted to forget.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V3), PART 7: Chapter 2   Context
On the way he thought no more of money, but mused on the introduction that awaited him to the Petersburg savant, a writer on sociology, and what he would say to him about his book.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V3), PART 7: Chapter 2   Context
Whether the labor devoted to obtaining the money corresponded to the pleasure given by what was bought with it, was a consideration he had long ago dismissed.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V3), PART 7: Chapter 2   Context
Only one thing was essential: to have money in the bank, without inquiring where it came from, so as to know that one had the wherewithal to buy meat for tomorrow.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V3), PART 7: Chapter 2   Context
But now the money in the bank had gone, and he could not quite tell where to get the next installment.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V3), PART 7: Chapter 2   Context
And this it was which, at the moment when Kitty had mentioned money, had disturbed him; but he had no time to think about it.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V3), PART 7: Chapter 2   Context
Rostov took the money and, mechanically arranging the old and new coins in separate piles, began counting them.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V1), BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV   Context
That day Nicholas Rostov received a letter from Boris, telling him that the Ismaylov regiment was quartered for the night ten miles from Olmutz and that he wanted to see him as he had a letter and money for him.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V1), BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII   Context
Berg, who had obtained his captaincy during the campaign, had gained the confidence of his superiors by his promptitude and accuracy and had arranged his money matters very satisfactorily.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V1), BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII   Context
Rostov took the letter and, throwing the money on the sofa, put both arms on the table and began to read.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V1), BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII   Context
Berg took the opportunity to ask, with great politeness, whether, as was rumored, the allowance of forage money to captains of companies would be doubled.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V1), BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII   Context
The Cossacks sold the horse for two gold pieces, and Rostov, being the richest of the officers now that he had received his money, bought it.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V1), BOOK 3: CHAPTER X   Context
Availing himself of his friendly relations with Pierre as a boon companion, Dolokhov had come straight to his house, and Pierre had put him up and lent him money.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V2), BOOK 4: CHAPTER IV   Context
On the previous Sunday the old count had given his son two thousand rubles, and though he always disliked speaking of money difficulties had told Nicholas that this was all he could let him have till May, and asked him to be more economical this time.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V2), BOOK 4: CHAPTER XIII   Context
Now only twelve hundred rubles was left of that money, so that this seven of hearts meant for him not only the loss of sixteen hundred rubles, but the necessity of going back on his word.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V2), BOOK 4: CHAPTER XIII   Context
A week later, Pierre, having taken leave of his new friends, the Masons, and leaving large sums of money with them for alms, went away to his estates.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V2), BOOK 5: CHAPTER V   Context
The younger ones occupied themselves as before, some playing cards (there was plenty of money, though there was no food), some with more innocent games, such as quoits and skittles.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V2), BOOK 5: CHAPTER XV   Context
He gave money for the erection of temples and supplemented as far as he could the collection of alms, in regard to which the majority of members were stingy and irregular.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V2), BOOK 6: CHAPTER VII   Context
At one time the count thought of giving her the Ryazan estate or of selling a forest, at another time of borrowing money on a note of hand.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V2), BOOK 6: CHAPTER XI   Context
Berg smiled meekly, kissed the count on the shoulder, and said that he was very grateful, but that it was impossible for him to arrange his new life without receiving thirty thousand in ready money.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V2), BOOK 6: CHAPTER XI   Context
Pierre received him unwillingly at first, but got used to him after a while, sometimes even accompanied him on his carousals, and gave him money under the guise of loans.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 8: CHAPTER XI   Context
He believed this so firmly that others, looking at him, were persuaded of it too and did not refuse him either a leading place in society or money, which he borrowed from anyone and everyone and evidently would not repay.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 8: CHAPTER XI   Context
In his large study, the walls of which were hung to the ceiling with Persian rugs, bearskins, and weapons, sat Dolokhov in a traveling cloak and high boots, at an open desk on which lay an abacus and some bundles of paper money.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 8: CHAPTER XVI   Context
Dolokhov put away the money, called a footman whom he ordered to bring something for them to eat and drink before the journey, and went into the room where Khvostikov and Makarin were sitting.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 8: CHAPTER XVI   Context
In their service he risked his skin and his life twenty times a year, and in their service had lost more horses than the money he had from them would buy.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 8: CHAPTER XVI   Context
And Anatole and Dolokhov, when they had money, would give him a thousand or a couple of thousand rubles.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 8: CHAPTER XVI   Context
Pierre wished to say that he was ready to sacrifice his money, his serfs, or himself, only one ought to know the state of affairs in order to be able to improve it, but he was unable to speak.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 9: CHAPTER XXII   Context
Anatole Kuragin was staying in Moscow because his father had sent him away from Petersburg, where he had been spending twenty thousand rubles a year in cash, besides running up debts for as much more, which his creditors demanded from his father.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 8: CHAPTER XI   Context
And the countess, trying to conceal the action from herself and from him, slipped a gold coin into his hand and always returned to the patient with a more tranquil mind.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 9: CHAPTER XVI   Context
A few days before the battle of Borodino, Nicholas received the necessary money and warrants, and having sent some hussars on in advance, he set out with post horses for Voronezh.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER IV   Context
But as food was too precious to be given to foreigners, who were for the most part enemies, Napoleon preferred to supply them with money with which to purchase food from outside, and had paper rubles distributed to them.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 13: CHAPTER IX   Context
Not only was the paper money valueless which Napoleon so graciously distributed to the unfortunate, but even silver lost its value in relation to gold.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 13: CHAPTER X   Context
But he fingered the money in his pocket and wondered whether it would seem ridiculous to give some to the drummer boy.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 14: CHAPTER VII   Context
Formerly all pecuniary questions, especially requests for money to which, as an extremely wealthy man, he was very exposed, produced in him a state of hopeless agitation and perplexity.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 15: CHAPTER XIII   Context
He was as indifferent as heretofore to money matters, but now he felt certain of what ought and what ought not to be done.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 15: CHAPTER XIII   Context
One is lured by women, another by honors, a third by ambition or money, and they go over to that camp.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V6), BOOK 16: CHAPTER XIV   Context
The writers of universal histories and of the history of culture are like people who, recognizing the defects of paper money, decide to substitute for it money made of metal that has not the specific gravity of gold.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V6), BOOK 17: CHAPTER III   Context
Paper money may deceive the ignorant, but nobody is deceived by tokens of base metal that have no value but merely jingle.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V6), BOOK 17: CHAPTER III   Context
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