BANKRUPTCY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BANKRUPTCY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
bankruptcy
 n.  state of being unable to pay your debts
Classic Sentence:
1  Then bankruptcy had come; and as the old man had nothing left but a cart and a horse, and neither family nor children, he had turned carter.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—FATHER FAUCHELEVENT
2  Madeleine had set were tangled and broken, the methods were adulterated, the products were debased, confidence was killed; the market diminished, for lack of orders; salaries were reduced, the workshops stood still, bankruptcy arrived.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—NUMBER 24,601 BECOMES NUMBER 9,430
3  Marius had learned at Montfermeil of the ruin and bankruptcy of the unfortunate inn-keeper.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MARIUS POOR
4  You will die by an act of violence, as Venice died, or by bankruptcy, as England will fall.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—CRACKS BENEATH THE FOUNDATION
5  My lodger sends me into bankruptcy.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—THE LOWER CHAMBER
6  A marvellous deal of style their factor put on, with his servants and coach-and-six; so much so that the concern soon landed in inextricable bankruptcy.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VII
7  The direct result of this system is an all-cotton scheme of agriculture and the continued bankruptcy of the tenant.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
8  That deposit may be at any moment withdrawn, and if I had employed it for another purpose, I should bring on me a disgraceful bankruptcy.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
9  I do not despise bankruptcies, believe me, but they must be those which enrich, not those which ruin.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
10  He told me once, with an air of pride, that his five bankruptcies were entirely due to 'The Bard,' as he insisted on calling him.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Because he has filed for bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court could decide whether this contract should be paid in time.
2  By dint of very frugal living, he was finally able to become solvent and avoid bankruptcy proceedings.
3  The club faced bankruptcy until a wealthy local businessman bailed them out.
4  In economically hard times, anyone who doesn't learn to practice frugality risks bankruptcy.
5  That holding company has been in bankruptcy proceedings since last June.
6  Just five years earlier, Carter and I had helped arrange the federal loan guarantee that saved Chrysler from bankruptcy.
7  Tokyo was plunged into two "lost" decades of stagnation after it prevented zombie companies from declaring bankruptcy – even blocking petitions from bondholders in the courts - when a property collapse exposed debts many times the value of their businesses.
8  They learned that Lehman Brothers had collapsed in bankruptcy, inflicting billions of new losses on a financial system already rocked by a cratering housing market and a tightening credit crunch.
9  Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, part of the big and highly indebted casinos conglomerate, took another step toward a bankruptcy filing on Friday.
10  Adding Continental to the litigation against the largest U.S. automaker creates an alternative avenue for plaintiffs to seek damages because GM's 2009 bankruptcy reorganization may shield the carmaker from liability for the claims.
11  The bank rescued the company from bankruptcy.
12  Small travel operators are facing bankruptcy.
13  His firm is just on thin ice of bankruptcy.
14  Three of the hotels are in receivership, and others are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.
15  If one firm goes under it could provoke a cascade of bankruptcies.