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Usage examples for leases

  1. I don't know what we should have done if Miss Aldclyffe had insisted upon the conditions of the leases. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  2. Here in the oil country, where they're cutting each other's throats for new leases, we let a man alone. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. I assure you there never was property in such a mess- I mean leases and everything. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  4. He decided to use extra caution thereafter and see that he neither paid more for leases than they were worth nor permitted anybody to " salt" him. – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  5. This proceeds from the shortness of their leases. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  6. It's the same old thing: leases to sign, rents to collect, and that sort of rot. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  7. 5229. Have there been leases introduced lately? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  8. If the inhabitants of Col have nothing to give, it is not that they are oppressed by their landlord: their leases seem to be very profitable. – A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson
  9. His refusal of each tender, which indeed had been expected, was usually followed by a second offer of payment in the form of fodder or provisions, or " in kind," as the leases then expressed it; and the moment the rumour went through the community that the British were forcibly seizing provisions, every farmer hastened to save his entire surplus by paying it to his landlord. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  10. But if no such power had been reserved, and no such settlement existed, yet, if the husband dies, leaving his conforming wife without a filed provision by some settlement on his real estate, his wife may apply to Chancery, where she shall be allotted a portion from his leases, and other personal estate, not exceeding one third of his whole clear substance. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  11. There are leases offered which no man of common sense would take. – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  12. The small patches were perpetually changing hands, being bought or sold, settled upon trustees, or let out for a term of years, and every transaction would be registered in the books of the monastery interested, while the number of conveyances, leases, and enfeofments made out in the course of the year was incalculable. – The Coming of the Friars by Augustus Jessopp
  13. Many Japanese marry 'picture brides' and later have their leases of titles transferred to their infant sons and daughters born here. – Our National Defense: The Patriotism of Peace by George Hebard Maxwell
  14. A man may always keep his tenants in dependence enough, though they have leases. – The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell
  15. Everybody speculated- in mines, in land, and in leases. – An Autobiography by Catherine Helen Spence
  16. Landlords made their leases short term so that they could raise rents as prices rose. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  17. Laws of 1863 and 1864 directed them to take charge of and lease abandoned lands for periods not exceeding twelve months, and to " provide in such leases, or otherwise, for the employment and general welfare" of the freedmen. – The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
  18. But it will have grown far beyond the savage condition of life that marks the execution of these long leases. – Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers by Brisbane, Arthur
  19. Opposite the shops there still remained a dusty, ill- treated hedge and a forlorn- looking field, which an old board offered on building leases. – Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison
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