Coffers Sentence Examples
The monks were pensioned off, but though the confiscated property helped to fill the empty coffers of the state, the measure aroused widespread alarm and resentment among that superstitious people.
His object was to found a great empire; but this was a project at variance with the wishes of his employers - an association of merchants, who were dissatisfied because the wealth which they expected to see flowing into their coffers was expended in promoting the permanent interests of a distant country.
The wealth which was pouring into the Boer state coffers exceeded the wildest dreams of President Kruger and his followers.
Little or no expense can ever be necessary for replenishing the coffers of such a bank.
Despite being desperate to fill the state coffers, Sarkozy kept the fee the same.Advertisement
Are they to carry on their litigation at the expense of the national coffers?
This in turn has plunged party coffers into crisis.
To replenish his empty coffers he was also compelled to levy exactions, principally from the Copts.
A parliamentary commission, appointed to inquire into the charges against him, discovered only that Crispi, on assuming office in 1893, had found the secret service coffers empty, and had borrowed from a state bank the sum of £12,00o for secret service, repaying it with the monthly instalments granted in regular course by the treasury.
When the World War broke out he secured an enormous share in the war profits which flowed into the coffers of the great industrialists.Advertisement
Their fleets for some years brought vast booty into the company's coffers.
In February 1572 he forced on the kirk an order of bishops, " Tulchan bishops," filters through which the remaining wealth of the church trickled into the coffers of the state, or of the regent.
The new taxes, together with an increase of the excise duty on spirits, soon brought a surplus into the state coffers.
There was a strong anti-clerical party, whose practical aim was to fill the coffers of the state by large measures of disendowment and confiscations of Church property.
It was led by Lord Lovel, Richards chamberlain and admiral; but the insurgents dispersed when Henry marched against them with a large force (1486), and Lovel took refuge in Flanders with Margaret of York, the widow of Charles the Bold of Burgundy, whose dower towns were the refuge of all English exiles, and whose coffers were always open to subsidize plots against her nieces husband.Advertisement
The king must take the responsibility for their unjust doings; it was his coffers which mainly profited by their chicane.
They were willing to take all the risks and relieve her of all responsibility; they filled her coffers with Spanish gold which they plundered as pirates, knowing that they might be hanged if caught; and they fought Elizabeths enemies in France and in the Netherlands as irregulars, taking their chance of being shot if taken prisoners.
He separated the issue department from the banking department of the bank, and decided that in future it should only be at liberty to issue notes against (1) the debt of 14,000,000 due to it from the government, and (2) any buflion actually in its coffers.
The city council had trebled the number of taxis on the streets to swell the city coffers with license money.
Drivers are already furious at the rising number of speed camera fines which are boosting police coffers.Advertisement
With royal coffers at his disposal, Robert Vertue could ornament with a lavish hand.
The coming general election will be expensive, and we are starting with rather empty coffers.
The Labor Party had asked the GMB to consider contributing an extra £ 744,000 to the Party's central coffers.
The park tops an underground carpark for 10,000 cars, the revenues from which will return to the public coffers.
The 35-year old says he would prefer to have a big turn-out at Molineux for his big day rather than swell his own coffers.Advertisement
The net result to the government coffers should be a small decrease.
The only problem was that the job came in £ 15m over budget, all of which had to be met from council coffers.
Of course, with the nationalization of the oil industry in 1972 a lot of money poured into state coffers.
The effect of the change - based on revised data - is to add an extra £ 10bn to the chancellor's coffers.
And he's still a regular contributor to the club's coffers.
Each pound we spend adds to the bottom line of the government's coffers.
Vespucci's narrative is, however, suspected of being apocryphal (see Vespucci, Amerigo) The poor and barbarous tribes of Brazil, and their country, the mineral riches of which were not immediately discovered, offered but few attractions to a government into the coffers of which the wealth of India and Africa was flowing.
But he was not scrupulous in the means he employed, and he was willing to maintain in power detestable ministers if only they served him efficiently and filled his coffers.
Joly de Fleury and DOrmesson, Neckers successors, pushed their narrow spirit of reaction and the temerity of their inexperience to the furthest limit; but the reaction which reinforced the privileged classes was not sufficient to fill the coffers of the treasury, and Marie Antoinette, who seemed gifted with a fatal perversity of instinct, confided the finances of the kingdom to Calonne, an upper-class official and a veritable Cagliostro of finance.
Nor is it so scandalous that revenue from motoring fines swells police and Treasury coffers.
Nice to know that it helps to swell the vast coffers of the richest billionaires in the land.
If you recall the late '90s tech boom, you'll remember how dotcoms scaled shortly after their inception because money was pouring into their coffers.
A typical decision may involve whether to use your cash flow to invest in more revenue growth, to build up the company coffers, or to return money to the shareholders.
When you're in a hurry to add cash to your organization's coffers, consider hosting a fundraiser with a relatively short turnaround time.
If your cheer squad needs to fill up the coffers, you'll want to try a few fundraising ideas that will energize your fans and motivate them to invest in your squad.
This can come out of the employee's pay or from your company's coffers.
Commercial intercourse with Asia Minor, Arabia, Tarshish (probably in Spain) and Ophir filled his coffers, and his realm extended from the Euphrates to the border of Egypt.
Half the bribes intended for the Russian court passed through his coffers.
They therefore spoiled the religious houses and robbed the monastery coffers in order to have means wherewith to rebuild it.
The ceiling is invariably boarded and subdivided by ribs into small rectangular coffers.
A subsidy treaty with the sea powers (April 1 9, 1 794) filled his coffers; but the insurrection in Poland that followed the partition of 1793, and the threat of the isolated intervention of Russia, hurried him into the separate treaty of Basel with the French Republic (April 5, 1795), which was regarded by the great monarchies as a betrayal, and left Prussia morally isolated in Europe on the eve of the titanic struggle between the monarchical principle and the new political creed of the Revolution.
The sovereigns, too, saw the stream of money, which they had hoped for, diverted to the coffers of the Holy Office, and in 1493 they made complaint to the pope; but Torquemada was powerful enough to secure most of the money for the expenses of the Inquisition.