Usage examples for promissory

  1. On the morrow, Nagendra instructed a pleader to file a suit against his sister for recovery of the principal and interest due on the promissory note. – Tales of Bengal by S. B. Banerjea
  2. It had been all clearly arranged in the minds of Fenwick and other ruling spirits in New York, and Markland was not permitted to leave before his name, coupled with that of " some of the best names in the city," was on promissory notes for almost fabulous amounts. – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  3. But as Congress could not tax anybody, it had no means of raising a revenue, except to beg, borrow, or issue its promissory notes, the so- called Continental paper currency. – The War of Independence by John Fiske
  4. " He borrowed money from this man, and on the man's body were found particulars of the very Promissory Note which Lexman signed. – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace
  5. It is thus " a human document" of considerable value, as well as a promissory note of future performance. – From Plotzk to Boston by Mary Antin Commentator: Israel Zangwill
  6. On the other hand, the merchants from seaports like Providence, Newport, and Bristol understood the difference between real money and the promissory notes of a bankrupt government, but they were in a hopeless minority. – The Critical Period of American History by John Fiske
  7. The capital of the bank was proposed to be half a million, and the stock one hundred dollars a share, of which one dollar was to be paid in, and the remainder to be secured by promissory notes, payable on demand, if convenient. – Quodlibet by John P. Kennedy
  8. By his simply ignoring the matter, failing to appear in court or to be represented by a lawyer when the matter was called, he allowed the Bar L- M to be sold to pay the promissory note of twenty- five thousand given by Arthur to your father. – The Short Cut by Jackson Gregory
  9. Late in the afternoon of that day, Helen Thurwell called at the little office off the Strand, and when she left it an hour later, she had in her pocket a packet of letters, and Mr. Levy had in his safe a check and promissory note for five thousand pounds. – The New Tenant by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. Good Heavens, if Frau Meyer had told me the truth, what would happen when Madame Fontaine discovered that her promissory note was in the hands of a stranger- a man who would inexorably present it for payment on the day when it fell due? – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  11. You too, of course; you back your promissory note. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  12. A woman is paid in promissory notes, which are dishonoured when they fall due. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  13. During the scarcity, a wealthy citizen, one Spurius Maelius, anxious to give his fellow- citizens a genuine meal, purchased corn at his own expense, and sold it for a mere song- taking the produce, perhaps, in promissory notes- to his poorer countrymen. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  14. " You are at liberty to go carefully through its contents and discover for yourself any promissory note which I hold from Lady Bartholomew. – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace
  15. These, explained Hunter, are promissory notes. – Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man by Marie Conway Oemler
  16. The money due his father had been promptly paid, through the agency of a three- months' promissory note, and thus the most momentous result of the robbery was overcome. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  17. Let the queen show that she did not give the cardinal a rendezvous in the park of Versailles; let her further show that she did not sign the promissory note, and the letters to his eminence, and then I shall be exposed to the charge of being a deceiver and a traitor. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official