Phrases with "instalment"

Aunt Emily’s next quarter’s instalment would have been due this week; but she died first, you see. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

At six o’clock the first instalment of guests knocked at the door; by half-past six the soirée was in full glory: a regular crowd. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

And, my God, suppose the wife gets in the family way again! And did I laugh loud enough when the boss made that joke yesterday? And the next instalment on the vacuum cleaner. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope She now perceived that he regarded this 3,000 pounds only as the first instalment of what he might get, and that his joy was due simply to this temporary success. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Henry James My dear brother in Science — I resume my hasty notes, of which I sent you the first instalment some weeks ago. A Bundle of Letters by Henry James [1879]

The other side have come to their senses, and given in, and paid over to me instalment the first. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

Anne Bronte This is the first instalment of my debt. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

The tools I deposited in the future workshop as the first instalment of its furnishing, the books and parcel I carried up to my own apartment. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

H. G. Wells Save them from the smart people who want to prey upon them — usurers, mortgagers, instalment salesmen, intimidators, religious or secular; and for the rest — leave them in peace. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn In January 1810 he published, with a dedication to Lady Donegal, the third instalment of his Irish Melodies, and it bears the stamp of its birthplace. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

John Galsworthy And they’ve been living so high that they’ve mortgaged their future — instalment system and all that. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Immediately upon his heels followed the first instalment of Dad Petto’s mongrel, enveloped in dust, his jaws distended, the lower one shaving the ground to scoop up the rabbit. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

The dangers of so humble an attendance upon history were escaped with success in the first instalment of his “world drama. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

The loose and ill-compacted nature of the plan becomes still more evident in the second instalment of the work. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

Theodore Dreiser His present occupation was that of an instalment collector for a furniture company, which set him free, as a rule, at three o’clock in the afternoon. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope This description of delight on his sister’s part was the first instalment of that joy which he had promised himself from the satisfaction of his family. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope