Usage examples for Pence

  1. He is paid about eighteen- pence a day, cheap enough for his high political mission. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  2. I have sold him some shares that aren't worth forty thousand pence, and won't be for many a year. – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  3. Rosalind was glad that the gathering darkness prevented her sharp companion from seeing the blush on her face, for among her own sacred possessions she kept an autograph letter of Maggie's, and she had passionately kissed Maggie's beautiful face as it looked at her out of a photograph, and, until the moment when all her feelings had undergone such a change, was secretly saving up her pence to buy a frame for it. – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  4. I couldn't have earned thirty pence in Paris. – Grey Roses by Henry Harland
  5. He also pays the school pence of all the children. – Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine by Edwin Waugh
  6. It would be shillings and pence- nay, pounds, in my pocket, madam, if I did not know you." – Humorous Ghost Stories by Dorothy Scarborough
  7. My mother lives with us, too," continued she; " hoo's gooin' i' eighty- four, an' hoo's eighteen pence a week off th' teawn. – Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine by Edwin Waugh
  8. " I only wish you could have seen your way to being as nice to poor Mrs. Pence. – Under the Skylights by Henry Blake Fuller
  9. Would Cassidy send the bottle and trust her for the other eighteen pence? – Jonah by Louis Stone
  10. I answer- the ordinances make no exceptions; the Peter- pence comes under the ordinances. – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  11. " Alas, madam, he is not mine," was all the woman could induce him to say, and she thought his sadness was at the thought of the cap full of pence which she believed he dared not accept for fear of getting into trouble. – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
  12. When it is almost cold, then put in as much of the best honey, as will make it bear an Egge, to the breadth of two pence; and stir it till all the honey be melted. – The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby
  13. Soon she came upon the player, and stood, finger in mouth, abashed for a moment, but the Italian beamed at her- an honest smile of welcome, for she was obviously no bringer of pence. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  14. The phrase " Your King and Country Need You" that had stirred the recruiting fever now had a full mate in the slogan " Saving for Victory" which began to loosen pounds and pence from their hiding places. – The War After the War by Isaac Frederick Marcosson
  15. Here 's a four- pence for you, and give me the letther. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  16. Rose Wood was in want of six pence. – The Book of One Syllable by Esther Bakewell
  17. No, that's wrong; that wasn't my first impression at all: my first impression was of a window filled with cigars at six cents each- one and a fifth pence. – A Dominie in Doubt by A. S. Neill
  18. You have ruined my daughter- pounds, shillings, and pence! – No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
  19. His servants ran away from him, and at last nothing remained to him but a bad dress and a few pence. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag