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Word: piecemeal

Definition: one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal


Sentences Containing 'piecemeal'

``Tell me,''cried Danglars, in a tone whose bitterness Harpagon -LRB- -RRB- alone has been capable of revealing``tell me that you wish to despoil me of all; it will be sooner over than devouring me piecemeal.''
When a bank, besides discounting his bills, advances him likewise, upon such occasions, such sums upon his cash account, and accepts of a piece-meal repayment, as the money comes in from the occasional sale of his goods, upon the easy terms of the banking companies of Scotland; it dispenses him entirely from the necessity of keeping any part of his stock by him unemployed and in ready money for answering occasional demands.
Secondly, this mode of taxation, by paying for an annual, half-yearly, or quarterly licence to consume certain goods, would diminish very much one of the principal conveniences of taxes upon goods of speedy consumption; the piece-meal payment.
He pays the tax piece-meal, as he can afford to pay it, and when he can afford to pay it, and every act of payment is perfectly voluntary, and what he can avoid if he chuses to do so.
Some of them seized my cake, and carried it piecemeal away; others flew about my head and face, confounding me with the noise, and putting me in the utmost terror of their stings.

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