Borrow in a sentence

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Definition of Borrow

  • To receive from another as a loan, with the implied or expressed intention of returning the identical article or its equivalent in kind; -- the opposite of lend.
  • To take (one or more) from the next higher denomination in order to add it to the next lower; -- a term of subtraction when the figure of the subtrahend is larger than the corresponding one of the minuend.
  • To copy or imitate; to adopt; as, to borrow the style, manner, or opinions of another.
  • To feign or counterfeit.
  • To receive; to take; to derive.
  • get temporarily
  • take up and practice as one's own

How to use borrow in a sentence. Borrow pronunciation.

He has grown rich while I borrow from Europe to pay my army and to meet the demands of the Sultan.
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Still, I continued to loan him to anybody who was willing to borrow him, my idea being to get him crippled, and throw him on the borrower's hands, or killed, and make the borrower pay for him.
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But the ideas of a great man on Religion, Humanity, and Art take hold on something eternal, and sometimes borrow eternity from the object.
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Having scarcely money enough for her daily bread, she was obliged to borrow the means to take her there, and pay some cheap board while awaiting the conclusion of the trial.
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On that day Prince Aldobrandini, who in his quality of first equerry of Marie Louise accompanied the Empress, was very happy to find and borrow an umbrella in order to shelter Marie Louise; but there was much dissatisfaction in the group where this borrowing was done because the umbrella was not returned.
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Sutherland has written to me lately that he thinks of bestirring himself in the projects I've told you about; he has got the old man's consent to borrow money on the property.
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But after all I had to borrow.
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To borrow an appropriate simile, the great thrill remained something of a mirage, always in sight and never actually reached.
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We settled to pay the Guernsey, a small ship, but come to a great deal of money, it having been unpaid ever since before the King came in, by which means not only the King pays wages while the ship has lain still, but the poor men have most of them been forced to borrow all the money due for their wages before they receive it, and that at a dear rate, God knows, so that many of them had very little to receive at the table, which grieved me to see it.
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There is no need to borrow trouble.
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To write the story of the island castles would pass the time, and wondering how he might write it, whether from oral tradition or from the books and manuscripts which he might find in national libraries, he went out about 3 o'clock and wandered down the old cart-track, getting his feet very wet, till he came to the pine-wood, into which he went, and stood looking across the lake, wondering if he should go out to Castle Island in a boat-there was no boat, but he might borrow one somewhere-and examine what remained of the castle.
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To-day is thine to spend, but not to-morrow; Counting on morrows breedeth bankrupt sorrow: O squander not this breath that Heaven hath lent thee; Make not too sure another breath to borrow.
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Such as are addicted to the pleasures of the field, have, I make no question, heard the story of the falconer, who having earnestly fixed his eyes upon a kite in the air; laid a wager that he would bring her down with the sole power of his sight, and did so, as it was said; for the tales I borrow I charge upon the consciences of those from whom I have them.
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For my part, I think it less hazardous to write of things past, than present, by how much the writer is only to give an account of things every one knows he must of necessity borrow upon trust.
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He made up his mind to borrow half a sovereign from Lawson.
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Philip felt angrily inclined to say he need not be afraid, he was not going to borrow from him, but he held his tongue.
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An Episode in the Autobiography of George Borrow_.
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The Romany Rye_ first saw the light in the sleepy little East Anglian township of East Dereham, in the county distinguished by Borrow as the one in which the people eat the best dumplings in the world and speak the purest English.
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But Destiny was weaving a robuster thread to connect East Dereham with literature, for George Borrow {1} was born there on July 5th, 1803, and, nomad though he was, the place was always dear to his heart as his earliest home.
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In 1816, after ramblings far and wide both in Ireland and in Scotland, the Borrows settled in Norwich, where George was schooled under a master whose name at least is still familiar to English youth, Dr. Valpy (brother of Dr. Richard Valpy).
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Examples of Borrow

Example #1
What man can offer evidence in this save the Effendina who would profit by his death?
Example #2
Always, always some rumour of assassination, or of conspiracy, or the influence and secret agents of the Sultan-all Nahoum.
Example #3
But somehow nothing ever happened to him.
Example #4
Everybody I loaned him to always walked back; they never could get enough exercise any other way.
Example #5
No doubt Dostoevski realised the sad inequalities of his work, and the great blunders due to haste in composition.
Example #6
In his story called "Devils" one may learn something about his political opinions; but these are of slight interest; for a man's opinions on politics are his views on something of temporary and transient importance, and like a railway time-table, they are subject to change without notice.