(n.) Anything delivered or deposited as security, as for the payment of money borrowed, or of a debt; a pledge. See Pledge, n., 1.
(n.) State of being pledged; a pledge for the fulfillment of a promise.
(n.) A stake hazarded in a wager.
(v. t.) To give or deposit in pledge, or as security for the payment of money borrowed; to put in pawn; to pledge; as, to pawn one's watch.
(v. t.) To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; to stake; to risk; to wager; to hazard.
(1) Frederick Juuko, a Ugandan law professor and critic of foreign influence in Ugandan politics, agrees that homosexuality is a pawn for many in times of desperation, including government.
(2) I had jewellery, so I pawned all that, and I taught yoga – that paid the school fees.
(3) They could be playing these people – Morales, Chesimard – off as pawns.” While Cuba was once an attractive destination for criminals, revolutionaries and skyjackers – 34 of 62 American plane hijackers flew to Cuba in 1969 – Fidel Castro lost patience with the swarm as early as the 70s.
(4) In his two interrogations in Belgium, Abdeslam gave the impression he was merely a pawn of Abaaoud and his own brother Brahim, who blew himself up outside a Paris cafe.
(5) Snap – they're my photos 8 Extreme Mountain Unicycling This is wheely dangerous, said a spokesman … 9 How to win Chess in 4 moves Pawn movie 10 Dog Jumps Over A River Cute – you'll want to stream this video Source: Viral Video Chart .
(6) Experiments were done on wild type P. caudatum and on both the wild type and a pawn mutant of P. tetraurelia.
(7) For most women born into the political world, their job description is more pawn than queen: to serve as the physical embodiment of political alliances by marrying husbands chosen by their fathers and giving birth to male heirs.
(8) If in the past the 'louts' were forgotten, it looks like they could now be used as pawns by France's politicians.
(9) Mutants of Paramecium aurelia that are unable to reverse swimming direction are called pawns.
(10) We’re extremely worried that she’s being used as a political pawn.
(11) The kinetic properties of the ciliary membrane Ca2+ ATPase activity in wild type and several behavioral mutants were similar except for those in the pawn mutant, d495, and the paranoiac mutant, d490, both of which had lower specific activities.
(12) Photograph: PA Walker went on: “In stark contrast to how we were treated by the police, the CPS and court staff who were truly respectful and sensitive, I don’t think that as victims we have been treated with genuine respect, but are pawns in the BBC’s ambition to be seen to protect its reputation.
(13) But he added, repeating Putin's line, that people "should not turn into 'pawns' in the hands of those who want to destroy our country".
(14) He refers to the battle as a "different titans' game" which makes the Standard seem like a pawn.
(15) To keep up, the older generation has begun pawning heirlooms and jewellery to get through the winter.
(16) A small girl's placard proclaimed: "When the situation is as dire as this I don't mind my parents using me as a political pawn."
(17) Surrogate mothering and surrogate gestational mothering force us to redefine the age old dictum mater certa est and can render the child a helpless pawn in parental, emotional, and legal strife.
(18) The government of Nauru has said most incidents detailed in the Nauru files were “fabricated” and has accused Australian media and politicians of using refugees as political pawns.
(19) Two heat-sensitive "pawn" mutants of Paramecium aurelia are capable of avoiding reactions when grown at 23 degrees C but not at 35 degrees C. Electrophysiological analyses show that Ca activation is reduces in the mutants even when they are grown at 23 degrees C. The maximal rate of rise and the peak of the evoked action potential (Ca-spike) in the mutants are smaller than those of wild type in a K-solution.
(20) Contrary to media reports, most passengers have not become pawns in an epic industrial battle pitting the human right to free assembly against corporate self-determination.
(n.) One who makes a business of lending money on the security of personal property pledged or deposited in his keeping.
(1) While the opening tranche of "tales" derive from the work of forgotten contemporary humorists, the pieces of London reportage that he began to contribute to the Morning Chronicle in autumn 1834 ("Gin Shops", "Shabby-Genteel People", "The Pawnbroker's Shop") are like nothing else in pre-Victorian journalism: bantering and hard-headed by turns, hectic and profuse, falling over themselves to convey every last detail of the metropolitan front-line from which Dickens sent back his dispatches.
(2) Higher risk firms include payday lenders, pawnbrokers, credit reference agencies and debt collectors.
(3) Parts of Britain have boarded-up high streets, pawnbrokers and food banks, he will say, describing "a Britain of stratospheric inequality, hopes denied for millions of our young people.
(4) Pawnbrokers and debt collectors also face close scrutiny.
(5) As he itemises the contents of the pawnbroker's shop ("a few old China cups; some modern vases, adorned with paltry paintings of three Spanish cavaliers playing three Spanish guitars; or a party of boors carousing: each boor with one leg painfully elevated in the air by way of expressing his perfect freedom and gaiety …") you sense that Dickens barely knows how to stop.
(6) Mumsnet chief executive Justine Roberts said: "Few of us can claim that we've never resorted to short-term debt in one form or another, but this pawnbroking promotional campaign risks exploiting the genuine anxiety of cash-strapped parents that we frequently see shared on the Mumsnet forums."
(7) In its 2012 annual report the Church says its "new policy on high interest rate lending extends the exclusion on investment in doorstep lending companies to cover companies engaged in payday loans and pawnbroking."
(8) Pawnbrokers Pawnbrokers are loath to crow about recession, but there is no doubt that all current economic trends are in their favour.
(9) Estates Gazette now says that was inaccurate, and that what its data does show is that leases for premises in its "negative clusters" category (which include bookies, pawnbrokers and charity shops) accounted for 9.1% of all high street property deals signed between July 2012 and June 2013, up from 4.1% of those signed in the 12 months to June 2008.
(10) Last week a "back to school" advertising campaign by a pawnbroker offering help with educational expenses was criticised as playing on the fears of anxious parents .
(11) There are eight payday loan shops, pawnbrokers and cheque cashers nestled between the pound shops and the hire purchase store, Brighthouse, and they all seem to be doing brisk business.
(12) Inside the Walnuts shopping centre in Orpington, Kent, the UK's largest pawnbroker, Harvey & Thompson, has situated one of its fleet of 60 purchasing carts (or "Gold Bars") to pick up bits and pieces from the passing trade.
(13) "I bought him Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment because I think that he needs to read about Raskolnikov killing the old woman pawnbroker," Kucherena said.
(14) Guolee is a parolee who served time for intimidating a witness and giving a pawnbroker false information, among other charges, court records show.
(15) Errol Damelin, chief executive of Wonga, is keen to portray his online, high-cost lending operation as a dynamic internet startup doing Britain a service – a far cry from the grubby payday lenders and pawnbrokers that now blight our high streets ( Wonga boss seeks due credit , 13 May).
(16) Elsewhere, pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond issued a profit warning, sending shares down 14.5p, or 5.3%, to 261.5p.
(17) The only thing that is holding back really spectacular growth is the image of pawnbrokers.
(18) Croydon is not one of London's poorest boroughs but it has pockets of extreme poverty and its town centre has boarded-up shops, a branch of pawnbroker Albermarle & Bond and other signs of austerity UK.
(19) Shops hit ranged from pawnbrokers and cobblers to a travel agent.
(20) However, these rates were still far lower than those from jewellers and pawnbrokers.