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 Meanings and Examples of PAY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
pay
 v.  do or give something to somebody in return
 v.  give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  It was the builder's custom to pay at the end of three months, and there was no precedent between the two men for a cash settlement.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  Ethan felt that if he had pleaded an urgent need Hale might have made shift to pay him; but pride, and an instinctive prudence, kept him from resorting to this argument.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
3  You know I haven't got the money to pay for a girl, Zeena.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
4  Why, you told me yesterday you'd fixed it up with him to pay cash down.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
5  Her head was wrapped in her shawl, and she was reading a book called "Kidney Troubles and Their Cure" on which he had had to pay extra postage only a few days before.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
6  I noticed that but I didn't pay it any mind then.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
7  But since that day two years ago when Ashley, newly home from his three years' Grand Tour in Europe, had called to pay his respects, she had loved him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
8  "It's no bargain you're getting and I am glad not to have to pay more taxes on the place," sighed the possessor of an "ace full," as he called for pen and ink.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
9  And he did not intend to have it gossiped about over supper tables that this, that or the other father had regretfully refused to let Gerald O'Hara pay court to his daughter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
10  She knew it was beneath the dignity of quality white folks to pay the slightest attention to what a darky said when she was just grumbling to herself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
11  When the dish was empty and Gerald only midway in his remarks on the thievishness of Yankees who wanted to free darkies and yet offered no penny to pay for their freedom, Ellen rose.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
12  Again he had made a graceful remark, the kind of compliment any gentleman would pay under such circumstances, but he did not mean a word of it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
13  "Well, if you think I'll marry you to pay for the bonnet, I won't," she said daringly and gave her head a saucy flirt that set the plume to bobbing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
14  But they say you didn't pay enough.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
15  And everybody knows pretty well that you can't pay them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Don't pay any attention to what they say.
17  The teacher told the student to pay attention to his spelling.
18  Readers always pay more attention to the headings.
19  I want you to pay more attention to your writing.
20  Please pay attention to what I am saying.
21  He didn't pay much attention to his surroundings.
22  She didn't pay any attention to me at all.
23  I don't pay much attention to what he says.
24  Please pay attention because this information concerns all of you.
25  I must pay away the bill tomorrow.
26  A fair employer, when arranging for the pay of a carpenter, does not try to beat him down.
27  It is an iniquitous system that allows a person to die because they have no money to pay for medicine.
28  They made their way to a graveyard to pay their traditional respects to the dead.
29  His refusal to pay the fine got him into even more trouble.
30  It will save trouble if you pay the bill now.