01. He is over $5,000 in [debt], and may have to declare bankruptcy.
02. It is impossible for the developing countries of the world to pay off their [debts] to the richer countries.
03. I can't afford to buy a car. I'm already in [debt] from paying for university.
04. By the time he graduated from university, he had [debts] of over $30,000 to pay off.
05. I don't have a credit card because I don't like to get into [debt].
06. The company went bankrupt, so the owners never paid their [debts] to the suppliers.
07. There is no reason for you to go into [debt] if you are careful with your money and live within your means.
08. A sign on a bank said, "We can loan you enough money to get you completely out of [debt]."
09. The government doesn't want to publicize the fact that the fast ferries project is deeply in [debt].
10. There is an Italian proverb which states that a hundred wagon loads of thoughts will not pay a single ounce of [debt].
11. In Canada, according to an old law, if a [debt] is higher than 25 cents, it is illegal to pay it with pennies.
12. University activists occupied a bank for a day to protest against the profits banks make from student [debts].
13. Brazil's international [debt] in 1992 was estimated at about $125 billion.
14. Western civilization is [indebted] to Greece for its artistic legacy.
15. Robert Service once said that a promise made is a [debt] unpaid.
16. The Côte d'Ivoire is the most [indebted] country in the world, after Nigeria.
17. By 2005, it is suggested that student [debt] in New Zealand will be higher than the entire national [debt] of the country.
18. According to the Sikh religion, one clears oneself from the [debt] of sins and karmas through suffering.
19. You shouldn't buy any more clothes until you've paid off the [debt] on your credit card.
20. For the Chinese New Year, it is important to pay the [debts] you owe, and collect what is owed to you.
21. Many children in developing countries are forced into [debt] bondage and other forms of near slavery.
22. As a result of the First World War, Great Britain, the world's primary creditor nation, became a [debtor] nation.
23. Rock singer Bono has been a passionate advocate for Third World [debt] relief in recent years.
24. In June 2005, finance ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations signed a historic deal canceling over $40 billion worth of [debt] owed by the world's poorest nations.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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