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long purse

(informal) wealth; riches
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • "I guess where you are, Master Richard—you would save your countryman's long purse," said Jenkin.

    The Fortunes of Nigel Sir Walter Scott
  • A long life, a long thirst, a long purse, and a short memory!

    Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
  • The prince had not the long purse that she supposed he would have.

    Rose Charlitte Marshall Saunders
  • He pulled a long purse from his pocket and told out the guineas.

    Jones of the 64th F. S. (Frederick Sadleir) Brereton
  • He produced a long purse, with the greatest coolness, and counted them out on the table and pushed them over to me.

    Great Expectations Charles Dickens
  • The old Jew touched the coin with his lips and then dropped it into his long purse.

  • My eldest sister, Charlotte, had knitted for her mother a beautiful evening cap, and a long purse for her father.

  • America will be the continent with the long purse, prepared to buy rather than sell.

    What is Coming? H. G. Wells
  • There was no Miss Rogers, with a kind heart and a long purse, to help her on her way.

  • Jacques Rollet was the son of a brewer, who did not know who his grandfather was; but he had a long purse and only two children.

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