A dispute ensued the following morning when one of the agents tried to pay off an escort with just $30.
Facebook's answer to its critics is: pay no attention to the carping.
Thanks to the fiscal cliff, companies have a huge incentive to pay out big dividends now.
Another employer can probably pay them more than you can, since they didn't have to, y'know, pay for all that expensive training.
She talks about people who end up taking years and years, until middle age, to pay off their debts.
I have paid the amount you are to pay every month for your board.
I have met a Mlle. Bines to whom I shall at once pay my addresses.
I had to pay it to prove how much I love you; but let us forget it now.
And to attain it, we must be aware of its full meaning—and ready to pay its full price.
Would you have us starve in the swamps, or have that that will pay our way to the free states.
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.