If it is alive, is it even relevant or, to borrow a phrase from Eliot, is it a patient “etherized upon a table”?
From Cyrus on, however, it was all, to borrow another Biblical allusion, fire and brimstone.
Perhaps they will borrow to support additional consumption, but how much and for how long?
Consumers, hamstrung by low confidence and a weak recovery, are reluctant to spend and borrow.
We could borrow an extra trillion dollars this year, and add only 0.07% of GDP to future debt-service costs.
She only knew that she was to borrow five thousand francs of me for her husband.
She raked me till I had to borrow clothes from her to go home with.
Genius has not hesitated to borrow bravely from history and legend.
He'll borrow money from any juggins who is ass enough to lend it to him.
Since we didnt have one, the best thing to do was borrow the Majors.
Old English borgian "to lend, be surety for," from Proto-Germanic *borg "pledge" (cf. Old English borg "pledge, security, bail, debt," Old Norse borga "to become bail for, guarantee," Middle Dutch borghen "to protect, guarantee," Old High German boragen "to beware of," German borgen "to borrow; to lend"), from PIE *bhergh- "to hide, protect" (see bury). Sense shifted in Old English to "borrow," apparently on the notion of collateral deposited as security for something borrowed. Related: Borrowed; borrowing.
The Israelites "borrowed" from the Egyptians (Ex. 12:35, R.V., "asked") in accordance with a divine command (3:22; 11:2). But the word (sha'al) so rendered here means simply and always to "request" or "demand." The Hebrew had another word which is properly translated "borrow" in Deut. 28:12; Ps. 37:21. It was well known that the parting was final. The Egyptians were so anxious to get the Israelites away out of their land that "they let them have what they asked" (Ex. 12:36, R.V.), or literally "made them to ask," urged them to take whatever they desired and depart. (See LOAN.)