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 Meanings and Examples of BORROW
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borrow
 v.  take something from someone with the intention of giving it back after using it
Classic Sentence: (108 in 8 pages)
1  Nor could she borrow a dress, for the satin wedding dresses of years past had all gone into the making of battle flags.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
2  There must be some way out, there must be someone somewhere who had money she could borrow.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
3  She'd tell the family tonight she was going to Atlanta to borrow money, to try to mortgage the farm if necessary.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
4  Scarlett was going to Atlanta to borrow money or to mortgage Tara if necessary.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
5  So you want to borrow some money.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
6  Just remember, my precious little cheat, the time will come when you will want to borrow more money from me.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
7  "When I need money I'll borrow it from the bank, thank you," she said coldly, but her breast was heaving with rage.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
8  For some time she had been planning to borrow more money from Rhett to buy a lot downtown and start a lumber yard there.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
9  Mrs. Merriwether, wishing to expand her growing bakery, had tried to borrow two thousand dollars from the bank with her house as security.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
10  She tore herself betimes from the lingering enjoyment of her breakfast-tray, rang to have her grey gown laid out, and despatched her maid to borrow a prayer-book from Mrs. Trenor.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
11  And from that pallor of the dead, we borrow the expressive hue of the shroud in which we wrap them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
12  When we had to borrow anything, or to send about word that there would be preaching at the sod schoolhouse, I was always the messenger.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: IV
13  One day when I rode over to the Shimerdas' I found Antonia starting off on foot for Russian Peter's house, to borrow a spade Ambrosch needed.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VII
14  They were married at once, though he had to borrow money from his cousin to buy the wedding ring.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
15  They had been in the neighborhood so short a time that they could not get much credit, and there was no one except Szedvilas from whom they could borrow even a little.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 6
Example Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
16  The pitifulest thing out is a mob; that's what an army is -- a mob; they don't fight with courage that's born in them, but with something that's borrowed from their mass, and from their officers.
17  My classmate borrowed my rubber and forgot to return it.
18  He who likes borrowing dislikes paying.
19  The center already has dipped into its reserves and anticipates borrowing heavily from the city.
20  I scraped by borrowing from my relations until my next check arrived.
21  The increase in living standards in the twenties was accompanied by a relatively much greater increase in consumer borrowing.
22  The high cost of borrowing is inhibiting investment by industry in new equipment.
23  When she started borrowing my clothes without asking, I had to put my foot down.
24  The fund is largely financed through government borrowing.
25  They are borrowing just to stay afloat, not for investment.
26  The store fell into one of the major pitfalls of small business, borrowing from suppliers by paying bills late.
27  Selling short involves borrowing stock and then selling it, hoping to replace the shares at a cheaper price later.
28  Your proposal will necessitate borrowing more money.
29  In coordinated moves that may unnerve already jittery financial markets, the US Treasury and European Union announced on Friday that Russia's largest bank, Sberbank, would be barred from accessing their capital markets for any long-term funding, including all borrowing over 30 days.
30  Are we to believe that the only thing between us and the abyss is the size of the deficit, and the more the government borrows, the better off we shall be?