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paying guest

a euphemism for lodger PG
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  • I say, Mary,' he said at length, 'what do you say to our taking a paying guest?'

    The House of Souls Arthur Machen
  • He had become an individual to her, and had ceased to be merely the paying guest.

    Christmas Roses and Other Stories Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • You forget that Amy, as our paying guest, is entitled to the services of our maid.

    The Confession of a Fool August Strindberg
  • "It must be as a paying guest, you understand," said Linda, when Phebe had left them.

    Talbot's Angles Amy E. Blanchard
  • His Uncle Robert, with whom he lived as a paying guest, had strongly advocated them.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • Besides, Harris was a “paying guest” and she did not want to offend him!

    The Girls of Hillcrest Farm

    Amy Bell Marlowe
  • Doctor Mary's paying guest was of the house-party, not merely a dinner guest.

  • Comfortable Home for young lady as paying guest; every convenience; near Cemetery.

  • Some said he was a partner, others said he was a sort of paying guest, but the real truth of the matter was more complex.

    Victory Joseph Conrad
  • Here I was the "paying guest" of our boatswain—a stalwart native of the island of Rarotonga.

    The Call Of The South Louis Becke

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