And so this week, the U.S. government sold $20 billion of 28-day bills with an interest rate of zero.
The two political parties had better remember that if they have any interest in winning in November.
But Richard never had any interest in the modest new ambitions of the contemporary media.
His astonishing new novel “The Zone of interest,” which will be released Sept. 30, is his latest attempt.
In the interest of balanced journalism, I move up one car to experience a fresh landscape.
We visited all the places of interest, including the battlefield of Tel-eh-kebir.
Men who take from the poor daily interest for a drachma, and spend it in debauchery.
What interpretation could she place upon these frequent marks of interest?
As for art and the sciences, these did not interest them very much.
He went about absorbed in the interest and the actuality of this dream.
mid-15c., "legal claim or right; concern; benefit, advantage;" earlier interesse (late 14c.), from Anglo-French interesse "what one has a legal concern in," from Medieval Latin interesse "compensation for loss," noun use of Latin interresse "to concern, make a difference, be of importance," literally "to be between," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + esse "to be" (see essence).
Cf. German Interesse, from the same Medieval Latin source. Form in English influenced 15c. by French interest "damage," from Latin interest "it is of importance, it makes a difference," third person singular present of interresse. Financial sense of "money paid for the use of money lent" (1520s) earlier was distinguished from usury (illegal under Church law) by being in reference to "compensation due from a defaulting debtor." Meaning "curiosity" is first attested 1771. Interest group is attested from 1907; interest rate by 1868.
"to cause to be interested," c.1600, earlier interesse (1560s), from the noun (see interest (n.)). Perhaps also from or influenced by interess'd, past participle of interesse.
The charge for borrowing money or the return for lending it.