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Defray meaning

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defray - examples of usage

  1. Charges to capital account are given for the second, third, and fourth year, but no current expenses are given, for other crops are to defray operating expenses until the cacao trees begin to bear. - "Cacao Culture in the Philippines", William S. Lyon.
  2. Thus the farmer who has a little capital and so can afford the first outlay, need not hesitate to clear this oak- grub land, as the value of the cord- wood and the first year's crop should more than defray the expense of the grubbing. - "Two Years in Oregon", Wallis Nash.
  3. There was not quite enough money collected to defray the expenses, so they had to sell the goat to make up the sum; but the goose was left, though there was nothing for it to feed on, so it gradually got thinner and thinner, till it was its original size again; and instead of waddling about in the awkward, ungainly way it had done on account of its enormous size, it began to move in a more stately manner; in fact, its life had been saved by the loss of another. - "St. Peter's Umbrella", Kálmán Mikszáth.
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