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dollar ($)

the domestic currency of the USA. In addition the dollar is used extensively as an INTERNATIONAL RESERVE asset, a key currency in the EUROCURRENCY MARKET and is used to finance the international oil business.

dollar ($)

the domestic CURRENCY of the USA. The dollar also performs various international roles, in particular as an INTERNATIONAL RESERVE asset and as the NUMERAIRE of the international oil trade. See also EUROCURRENCY MARKET.
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"A thousand dollars! What, for a gentleman who keeps his coach--lives in Broadway--dresses his daughter as I dress, and gives her hundred- dollar handkerchiefs.
In a word, the landed estate of Henry Halfacre, Esq., "inventoried," as he expressed it, just two millions, six hundred and twelve thousand dollars; a handsome sum, it must be confessed, for a man who, when he began his beneficent and energetic career in this branch of business, was just twenty-three thousand, four hundred and seventeen dollars worse than nothing.
"Look at the one I got now, not as big as the smallest here, an' me payin' six dollars a month for it."
Jurgis was so grateful that he paid the half dollar the lawyer asked without winking an eyelash, and then rushed home to tell the news to the family.
Two cents a word - twenty dollars a thousand; the check must be a hundred dollars.
A series of ten lectures was arranged for Bell, at a hundred dollars a lecture, which was the first money payment he had received for his invention.
At the end of three months enough was secured to repay the loan of two hundred and fifty dollars to General Marshall, and within two months more we had secured the entire five hundred dollars and had received a deed of the one hundred acres of land.
"A dollar and ninety-eight cents," she mused aloud.
For a week Wingrave pursued the same tactics, and at the end of that time he had made twenty thousand dollars. The brokers, however, now understood, or thought they understood, the situation.
That is to say, when I borrowed one hundred dollars, he handed me ninety-five.
At the rate of sixteen dollars to the ounce, the pan had contained seven hundred and odd dollars.
They offered eighteen hundred dollars to redeem her; and some there were who offered to give, that would not have much left after the gift; but the fiend of a slave-trader was inexorable.