Bought-off sentence example
In this they failed, and a subsequent expedition was bought off.
In 934 and 942 they raided the Eastern Empire, and were bought off under the very walls of Constantinople.
Generally speaking, the Transylvanians had only to appear, to have their demands promptly complied with; for these marauders had to be bought off because the emperor had more pressing business elsewhere.
The king of Castile finally bought off the claim of his English competitor by arranging a marriage between his son Henry and Catherine, daughter of John of Gaunt, in 1387.
The Phocian mercenaries at Thermopylae were bought off and Philip crossed into central Greece.Advertisement
In 1595 Sultan Murad, son of the emperor Akbar, besieged Ahmednagar, and was bought off by the formal cession of Berar.
George William, however, took Ratzeburg, and held it against the troops of a third claimant, Christian V., king of Denmark; and in 1702 he bought off the claim of John George, his successor being invested with the duchy in 1728.
In many cases the accused persons, in order to avoid the indignity of a public trial, bought off their accusers, who found in this a fruitful source of revenue.
The city bought off Alexander in 333, but, not keeping faith, was forcibly occupied by the conqueror.
They paid their annual rent of 1200 pagodas (say £50o) to the deputies of the Mogul empire when Aurangzeb annexed the south, and on two several occasions bought off a besieging army with a heavy bribe.Advertisement
There were even whole bodies of peasants called Molmen, because they had bought off work from the lord by settling with him on the basis of money rents.
Money not only became less scarce but it became cheaper, so that the couple of pence for which a day of manual work was bought off in the beginning of the 13th century did not fetch more than half of their former value at its end.
Yet in the following year he had to be bought off by the grant of all Northumberland (save Newcastle and Bamborough) to his son Earl Henry.
It seemed for a space as if the new king would succeed in retaining the whole of his brothers inheritance, for King Philip very meanly allowed himself to be bought off by the cession of the county of Evreux, and, when his troops were withdrawn, the Angevin rebels were beaten down, and the duchess of Brittany had to ask for peace for her son.
The duke of Braganza, whose claims were better than Philips, was bought off by immense grants.Advertisement
His second son, Conrad, was invested with the duchy of Swabia, and the claim of Wenceslaus, king of Bohemia, to some lands which had belonged to the German king Philip was bought off.
Of course, a custom dress will require more care than one bought off the rack, but it will also last longer and be more valued through the years.
Produced by Avalon Hill it is now out of print but may be able to be bought off of eBay.