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.
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.
3 The man had come well equipped for his journey, and uses everything, however valuable, to bribe the doorkeeper.
4 She hated calls of the formal sort, and never made any till Amy compelled her with a bargain, bribe, or promise.
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.
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.
7 She came down and brought money with her, trying to bribe me to go.
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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.
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.
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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.
11 Fanny, Fanny, I see you smile and look cunning, but, upon my honour, I never bribed a physician in my life.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.