a relatively large sum of money, paid at one time, esp in cash
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How to use lump sum in a sentence
Lavalle and his three pals allegedly pocketed a cut of the retroactive lump sum ofas much as $100,000 that each claimant received.
And people who qualify for the earned income-tax credit pretty much have to take it in an annual lump sum.Happy Tax Day. Now Stop Making Interest-Free Loans to the U.S. Government. | Megan McArdle | April 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The former banker reportedly owes the government $1.2 million in taxes, and has been paying off the lump sum with a payment plan.Anna Wintour’s Boyfriend in Hot Water with IRS, Juicy Couture Founders Ink Book Deal | The Fashion Beast Team | January 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He took his winnings in one lump sum and, at the urging of his financial adviser, invested most of it.
A $25,000 prize that will be awarded either as a scholarship or given as a lump sum for production expenses.Newsweek & The Daily Beast Announce New IMAX Award For Exploration Themed Films | The Daily Beast | October 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Average Jones paid him a lump sum, dismissed him and returned to the Cosmic Club, there to ponder the problem.Average Jones | Samuel Hopkins Adams
He was too poor to pay in a lump sum for my tuition, so he sent four dollars every week from his meagre pay, to keep me going.Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
There should be some security for those payments if they are not made in a lump sum.
Each of the sailors received a good-sized lump sum, as did also Philips and Morgan.The Pirate of Panama | William MacLeod Raine
They do not discuss even the payment of a lump sum of gold to a victorious nation.Speculations from Political Economy | C. B. Clarke