With more than what one should receive, extra, and then some. For example, Mary borrowed Jane's new dress without asking, but Jane paid her back with interest—she drove off in Mary's car. This idiom alludes to interest in the financial sense. Its figurative use dates from the late 1500s.
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But in the case of black women, another study found no lack of interest.
But if you have a hearing and you prove that someone is mature enough, well then that state interest evaporates.
While public interest in Ebola continues to dwindle, the epidemic itself continues to soar.
Lennon casually told some DC friends about it and found there was local interest in establishing Dinner Parties.
At the same time, campaigns are spending less while the special-interest groups are spending more.
In the parish churches, many of which are of great interest, the predominant styles are Decorated and Perpendicular.
And with some expressions of mutual good-will and interest, master and man separated.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
A desultory conversation on politics, in which neither took the slightest interest, was a safe neutral ground.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
His also was the intellectual point of view, and the intellectual interest in knowledge and its deductions.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
She stabbed him, noting the effect upon him with a detached interest that seemed indifferent to his pain.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood