How to use Bribe in a sentence
The world could not bribe him.
I thought we could try to bribe Skippy with them.
Even worse - she'd lost the bribe she brought for the Oceanan messenger.
These payments, the cynics would argue, bribe the poor to back the system.
The new prince, who was compelled to purchase his elevation with a heavy bribe, proceeded to the country which he was selected to govern, and of the language of which he was in nearly every case totally ignorant, accompanied by a horde of needy hangers-on; he and his acolytes counted on recouping themselves in as short a time as possible for their initial outlay and in laying by a sufficiency to live on after the termination of the prince's brief authority.Advertisement
Surely, the real sin is taking a bribe, not the giving.
It wasn't a bribe.
Lysias had a narrow escape, with the help of a large bribe.
From whose hand have I accepted a bribe to make me shut my eyes?
Ben is offered a bribe to drop Daphne's case.Advertisement
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.
A large bribe in a brown envelope will secure total anonymity to the client in question!
The timing of the alleged bribe to Mr Mills is thus a subject of great debate.
Really it was because a white face in an area where there are no white people means the possibility of a bigger bribe.
The beautiful duchess of Devonshire (Georgiana Spencer) is said to have won at least one vote for Fox by kissing a shoemaker who had a romantic idea of what constituted a desirable bribe.Advertisement
He gained over the duchess of Kendal with a bribe of £i i,000 from his wife's estates, and with Walpole's approval obtained an audience with George.
Usefully Cameron outlines the bribe scenario and what is best to do - here as throughout, it 's the voice of experience.
Honk your horn with L3, or even better, bribe the police chief, steal a police car, and turn on the siren with L3.
It was discovered that a judge was offered a bribe of fifty thousand dollars to side against an insurance claim regarding Hurricane Katrina that would have cost the company about twenty million dollars.
The Judaean annals then relate Hazael's advance to Gath; the city was captured and Jerusalem was saved only by using the Temple and palace treasure as a bribe.Advertisement
On Monday night at 7.50, bribe them with the promise of a later bedtime on Tuesday.
Those who give bribes should be dealt with... Firms who bribe should be refused export credits " .
And that on top of Gordon Brown withdrawing the council tax subsidy he introduced as an election bribe last year.
Who do I contact to talk about a compilation LP / offer a cash bribe?
The SNP will not increase tax - but we will not be bought by Gordon Brown's penny tax bribe.Advertisement
There then follows the title sequence proper for The Filth, which features Inspector Drury collecting a bribe hidden in a lavatory cistern.
They also used vouchers to try to bribe detainees to disclose the names of the people who organized the strike.
Yet the Labor party are continuing the Tory policy of trying to bribe the electorate, instead of maintaining proper levels of public expenditure.
A further denial concerned the money used to bribe the guards.
Compensation is regarded as morally acceptable, while a bribe, however politely disguised as a cash inducement, is a matter for outrage.
He was obliged to bribe the janitor, too, because the laws of the house permitted neither animals nor babies within its precincts.
Usefully Cameron outlines the bribe scenario and what is best to do - here as throughout, it's the voice of experience.
In vain the pope tried to bribe him with promises and dignities; he was determined to stand by his subjects, and was crowned king by the nobles at Palermo in 1296.
He displayed his freedom from ecclesiastical prejudices, if also his utter ignorance of ecclesiastical history, by agreeing, on the payment of a large bribe, to grant to the patriarch of Constantinople the title of an ecumenical bishop, but the general indignation which the proposal excited throughout the church compelled him almost immediately to withdraw from his agreement.
The Convention obliges signatories to adopt national legislation that makes it a crime to bribe foreign public officials.
In 776 Mandi constrained him for a large bribe to renounce his right of succession in favour of his sons, Musa and Harun.
Another frequent subject of complaint was found in certain sacred vessels which the bishop of Sirmium had sent as a bribe to the secretary of Attila, and which had been by him, fraudulently, as his master contended, pawned to a silversmith at Rome.
The secretary y had already accepted a bribe, but Swift was informed that he might still have the place for 100o.
All attempts to bribe him were unsuccessful, and Pyrrhus is said to have been so impressed that he released the prisoners without ransom (Plutarch, Pyrrhus, 18).
He first thought of becoming a minister at a very early date, if we may believe a story contained in the Memoires of the duchesse d'Abrantes, to the effect that in May 1789 the queen tried to bribe him, but that he refused this and expressed his wish to be a minister.
A more unpleasant side to the question is that he gave the king a safe conduct, which was afterwards seen by Sir Donald Stewart, before he left the palace, and presumably for a bribe; and he took an armlet and rings from the bodies of the princes.
To them Alexius, son of the deposed Isaac, made appeal, promising as a crowning bribe to heal the schism of East and West if they would help him to depose his uncle.
After a series of successful engagements he accepted a bribe from the enemy to withdraw.
In April 1695 he was impeached once more by the Commons for having received a bribe of 5000 guineas to procure the new charter for the East India Company.
Compromised in the falsification of a decree suppressing the India Company and in a plot to bribe certain members of the Convention, especially Fabre d'Eglantine and C. Bazire, he was arrested, brought before the Revolutionary Tribunal, and was condemned and executed at the same time as the Dantonists, who protested against being associated with such a "fripon."
But his alleged attempts to bribe the oracles were fruitless, and his schemes were cut short by the outbreak of war with Thebes in 395.
At their worst, even with venal examiners (and additional fees were often offered as a bribe), Rashdall regards these examinations (at the end of the 13th century) as probably " less of a farce than the pass examinations of Oxford and Cambridge almost within the memory of persons now living."
Yet he affirms, as we said before, that his intention was never swayed by a bribe; and so far as any of these cases can be traced, his decisions, often given in conjunction with some other official, are to all appearance thoroughly just.
In several cases his judgment appears to have been given against the party bestowing the bribe, and in at least one instance, that of Lady Wharton, it seems impossible to doubt that he must have known when accepting the present that his opinion would be adverse to her cause.
The St Albans monk says that this was obtained by a bribe to Alice Perrers.
It was a bribe little likely to appeal to the Protestant minority which constituted the Irish parliament, and to them other inducements had to be offered if the scheme was to be carried through.
The great cities in Castile and Leon succeeded finally in reducing the right of representation to a privilege of eighteen among them, with the good will of the king, who found it easier to coerce or bribe the procurators of eighteen towns than the representatives of a hundred and fifty.
It was not difficult to bribe Godoy, who was conscious that his position could not be maintained after the death of Charles IV.
Given that she had no money or belongings that might possibly be of interest to the people of this planet, how could she bribe or pay someone to take her home?
She hadn't thought to use it as a bribe; if it were gold, it might be worth something.
An attempt was made to bribe Frederick into consenting to this arrangement, but being backed up by his people he refused, and was afterwards crowned king of Sicily.
Now, corruption strictly interpreted would imply the deliberate sale of justice, and this Bacon explicitly denies, affirming that he never " had bribe or reward in his eye or thought when he pronounced any sentence or order."
He tried to bribe the saints of his enemies, as he did their ministers.
As it was their doubtful reputation and financial embarrassments enabled Henry to offer them as a gigantic bribe to the upper classes of the laity, and the Reformation parliament met for its last session early in 1536 to give effect to the reports of the visitors and to the kings and their own desires.
When a strong Greek city threatens a weak one, and seeks to purchase Athenian connivance with the bribe of a border-town, Athens must remember that duty and prudence alike command her to respect the independence of all Greeks.