from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.

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  • adv. in debt


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  • I am in arrears with even "the needle-work of the Family."

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • By June he was ten thousand dollars in arrears to Comfort Sands.

    Robert Morris

  • Whenever the pay of the Mirdite zaptiehs was in arrears (and, as it depends on the Turkish Government, this is often the case), they close the road, and "hold up" all goods upon it till the pay is forthcoming.

    High Albania

  • Since long before the war, Morris and Thomas Willing had dreamed of forming a bank; now, with the currency in arrears and the economy in tatters, that dream was suddenly within reach.

    Robert Morris

  • This candidate, Hawk-infield pointed out, was three months in arrears on his water bill, regularly had his wife's parking tickets voided, and at one time succeeded in hushing up his own felonious bad-check charge.

    The Cat Who Moved A Mountain


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