Rent in a sentence

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Definition of Rent

  • imp. & p. p. of Rend.
  • An opening made by rending; a break or breach made by force; a tear.
  • Figuratively, a schism; a rupture of harmony; a separation; as, a rent in the church.
  • A certain periodical profit, whether in money, provisions, chattels, or labor, issuing out of lands and tenements in payment for the use; commonly, a certain pecuniary sum agreed upon between a tenant and his landlord, paid at fixed intervals by the lessee to the lessor, for the use of land or its appendages; as, rent for a farm, a house, a park, etc.
  • That portion of the produce of the earth paid to the landlord for the use of the “original and indestructible powers of the soil;” the excess of the return from a given piece of cultivated land over that from land of equal area at the “margin of cultivation.” Called also economic rentorRicardian rent. Economic rent is due partly to differences of productivity, but chiefly to advantages of location; it is equivalent to ordinary or commercial rent less interest on improvements, and nearly equivalent to ground rent.
  • Loosely, a return or profit from a differential advantage for production, as in case of income or earnings due to rare natural gifts creating a natural monopoly.
  • To grant the possession and enjoyment of, for a rent; to lease; as, the owwner of an estate or house rents it.
  • To take and hold under an agreement to pay rent; as, the tennant rents an estate of the owner.
  • To be leased, or let for rent; as, an estate rents for five hundred dollars a year.
  • the act of rending or ripping or splitting something
  • an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
  • a payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service
  • the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions
  • engage for service under a term of contract
  • grant use or occupation of under a term of contract
  • let for money
  • hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services

How to use rent in a sentence. Rent pronunciation.

In due time we spread our blankets in the warm sand between two large boulders and soon feel asleep, careless of the procession of ants that passed in through rents in our clothing and explored our persons.
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Upon being reminded that the "instructions" permitted the payment of a liberal rent for a legislative hall, and that that money was saved to the country by Mr. Curry's generosity, the United States said that did not alter the matter, and the three dollars and forty cents would be subtracted from the Secretary's eighteen hundred dollar salary-and it was!
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The Secretary of the Territory kept his office in his bedroom, as I before remarked; and he charged the United States no rent, although his "instructions" provided for that item and he could have justly taken advantage of it (a thing which I would have done with more than lightning promptness if I had been Secretary myself).
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She sits continually at a Rack Rent, especially if her Landlord bears office in the Parish, because he may screen her from the Cart and _Bridewel_.
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And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
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The rent was heavy: so was the cost of Clarence's season-ticket.
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Before a flame could reach the window he had rent down the flimsy curtains and flung them outside.
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Put in the street, when they could no longer find five dollars for the rent of the kennel in which, for six months, they had not lived, but existed.
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The cause I soon learned was the want of means to pay the rent of their little home, which would come due on the following Monday, and must be paid then, or they would have to leave and go they knew not where.
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The request was that, as they were in trouble for the rent coming due the next day, and still in need of _three dollars,_ that the Lord would send them a friend in a stranger, some one that they had never seen before, and that he would put it into the heart of that stranger to give them three dollars, and then they would not be tempted to believe, as they had sometimes before, that it would have been sent by a friend even if they had not prayed.
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After I left you I received a letter from a poor lady who had been owing money for rent for several months, which she could not possibly pay.
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A city missionary recently found, in this city on the streets, a refined Englishwoman with her children, who had been turned out of her home for non-payment of rent.
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He had a wife and five children; one of them ill; had been sick himself for three months, and owed rent for the whole of that time.
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The landlord had served him with a writ of ejectment, and he could get no other tenement, unless he could pay five dollars on the rent.
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A Christian Swedish girl, who had, for three years, done the washing of a certain family, had so interested them by her care of an aged father, and gained their esteem by her humble piety, that, wishing to go to Europe for six months, they offered her two rooms in their house for that time, that she might not only save the labor necessary to pay her rent, but, also, take charge of their effects.
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It was laid by for three months' rent, when he should be no longer able to earn it.
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A family on the same floor gave her the use of a very small, bare room for one week, free of charge; after that, it would be eighty cents per week rent.
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He procured employment for her before the sun set; enough to pay the rent and get a little common food.
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One day the news came that her father had joined the army (it was the beginning of our war), and a few days after, the landlord came to demand the rent.
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He was a hard-hearted wretch, and he stormed, and said that they must leave the house; he wasn't going to have people who couldn't pay the rent.
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Examples of Rent

Example #1
Nothing could disturb the sleep that fettered us, for it had been fairly earned, and if our consciences had any sins on them they had to adjourn court for that night, any way.
Example #2
As the darkness closed down and the stars came out and spangled the great mirror with jewels, we smoked meditatively in the solemn hush and forgot our troubles and our pains.
Example #3
The matter of printing was from the beginning an interesting feature of the new government's difficulties.
Example #4
A canvas partition to separate the Senate from the House of Representatives was put up by the Secretary, at a cost of three dollars and forty cents, but the United States declined to pay for it.
Example #5
But the United States never applauded this devotion.
Example #6
He was an officer who looked out for the little expenses all the time.