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 n.  something serving to influence or persuade; reward or gift with a view to prevent judgment
Classic Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  Yeah, that's all very plausible, what you're saying there," said the whip-man, "only I'm not the sort of person you can bribe.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Five The whip-man
2  had noticed very clearly how his eyes had lit up when he saw the banknotes, he had obviously only seemed serious about the flogging to raise the level of the bribe a little.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Five The whip-man
3  The man had come well equipped for his journey, and uses everything, however valuable, to bribe the doorkeeper.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Nine In the Cathedral
4  She hated calls of the formal sort, and never made any till Amy compelled her with a bargain, bribe, or promise.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
5  Demi paused to consider the new relationship before he compromised himself by the rash acceptance of a bribe, which took the tempting form of a family of wooden bears from Berne.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
6  Half an hour's chopping wood in his lively fashion was enough to bring him a meal, and when the farmer had seen him working he would sometimes try to bribe him to stay.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 22
7  She came down and brought money with her, trying to bribe me to go.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
8  "They probably think I am offering them the grain to bribe them to remain here, while I myself go away leaving them to the mercy of the French," thought Princess Mary.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XI
9  Now, had the people been corrupted, they would not have refused this bribe, but would have opened rather than closed the way to the tyranny.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII.
10  It must be owned, that if an interest displayed in his success could have bribed the Disinherited Knight, the part of the lists before which he paused had merited his predilection.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
11  Fanny, Fanny, I see you smile and look cunning, but, upon my honour, I never bribed a physician in my life.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLV
12  With characteristic promptness and audacity he set about this at once, and we cannot doubt that the boots or chamber-maid of the hotel was well bribed to help him in his design.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
13  They abused the police and bribed them, made out estimates at ten times their value for government stores that had perished in the fire, and demanded relief.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XIV
14  But whatever the cause of this failure, Messer Giovanni had the blame; and the rumour ran that he had been bribed by the people of Lucca.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII.
15  Precisely," said Schliemann; "the low knavery and the ferocious cruelty incidental to them, the plotting and the lying and the bribing, the blustering and bragging, the screaming egotism, the hurrying and worrying.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 31
Example Sentence:
1  The businessman offers bribe to him to get that contract.
2  This was revoked after the scandals of the clean hands bribery scandal which caused a political earthquake at the time in a country where it had become the norm for businessmen to bribe politicians, but now it is back to square one.
3  The rich youth cynically declared that the panacea for all speeding tickets was a big enough bribe.
4  The venal policeman cheerfully accepted the bribe offered him by the speeding motorist whom he had stopped.
5  The idea of accepting a bribe is repugnant to me.
6  The official demeaned himself by accepting the bribe.
7  He called for checks to discover whether corrupt officials are being bribed to connive in shoddy construction.
8  The judge was too honest to be bribed.
9  The boss was able to rig the election by bribing people to stuff the ballot boxes with ballots marked in his candidate's favor.
10  He bribes his leader to consolidate his position.
11  The trouble is that selling arms to this particular ally regularly involves 'commissions' - in plain language, bribes - to well-placed people including members of the Saudi ruling family.
12  A newspaper article alleging he had taken bribes may blemish his reputation.
13  He is charged with accepting bribes from a firm of suppliers.
14  He ordered the dismantling of police checkpoints on highways, which were being used to shake down motorists for bribes.