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bankrupt

a person adjudged insolvent by a court, his property being transferred to a trustee and administered for the benefit of his creditors
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If I live, all would be changed; if I live, interest would be converted into doubt, pity into hostility; if I live I am only a man who his broken his word, failed in his engagements -- in fact, only a bankrupt.
They will serve writs for their money, and the firm will be declared bankrupt.
After that, my only course was to employ a lawyer and be declared a bankrupt.
He said his plans were not made, but he meant to go into the little house that belonged to grandma, as soon as he could, for it was n't honest for a bankrupt to keep up an establishment like this.
At the close of the game the six Republican members were bankrupt and the single Democrat had all the money.
We felt quite enlivened when the short evening was over; but at the same time we were bankrupt.
Fling this heterogeneous, bankrupt, vindictive mass across the border, and the Revolution was on.
He was such a sharp landlord, that he could hardly find any but bankrupt tenants; and such a close farmer, as to grudge almost the seed to the ground, whereupon revengeful Nature grudged him the crops which she granted to more liberal husbandmen.
Because it 'ud be a little fortin, like, for these folks, if we can do without Tulliver's being made a bankrupt.
Glegg, "and it's right to warn you,--if Tulliver's made a bankrupt, and he's got a note-of-hand of your husband's for three hundred pounds, you'll be obliged to pay it; th' assignees 'ull come on you for it.
Meanwhile the Government is clearly cracking down on bankrupts in an effort to retrieve assets and cash for creditors.
The proportion of bankrupts in the Midlands under 30 years old has increased significantly, according to Insolvency Service data analysed by PricewaterhouseCoopers.