After my first year of college I wanted a job that paid well.
Safety and environmental inspectors must be paid quite well to to look the other way.
Earlier this year a Lebanese-Swede on trial for a plot against tourists in Cyprus told a court Hezbollah paid him.
In paid jobs, they also tend to make less than men in equal jobs, and work predominantly in lower-paid fields.
Jones is paid a reported $350,000 per episode, and has since apologized for his comments.
I have paid the amount you are to pay every month for your board.
And because Mr. Carrisford thought Sara would wish it paid, it was paid.
(p. 104) Some of it was paid to the proprietors, some to the state.
Jose, have you been paid your wages for the last six months?
But he didn't; he asked me to send him the paper, and he paid for it right there.
c.1200, "to appease, pacify, satisfy," from Old French paier "to pay, pay up" (12c., Modern French payer), from Latin pacare "to please, pacify, satisfy" (in Medieval Latin especially "satisfy a creditor"), literally "make peaceful," from pax (genitive pacis) "peace" (see peace). Meaning "to give what is due for goods or services" arose in Medieval Latin and was attested in English by early 13c.; sense of "please, pacify" died out in English by 1500. Sense of "suffer, endure" (a punishment, etc.) is first recorded late 14c. Related: Paid; paying.
c.1300, "satisfaction, liking, reward," from pay (v.), or else from Old French paie "payment, recompense," from paier. Meaning "money given for labor or services, wages" is from late 14c.