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paper

1. An official written document. You better get some paper showing that the boss granted you an extra week of vacation time, just in case.
2. slang Money. This new job is great—I've never made so much paper in my life!

paper

1. n. a written document; written evidence supporting something. (Often with some.) Send me some paper. Let’s make this official.
2. n. a forged check. (see also paper-pusher, paper-hanger.) She was arrested for passing paper.
3. n. money. You don’t get the goods till I get the paper.
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Some of the paper people were on the street, walking along or congregated in groups and talking together; but as soon as they saw the strangers they all fluttered into the houses as fast as they could go, so as to be out of danger.
Consider what a fifth part of the reading-matter of an American daily paper issued in a city of one hundred and seventy thousand inhabitants amounts to!
There is one marked peculiarity about this paper, a thing nobody seems to notice but myself,and that is that it changes as the light changes.
At first he had not seemed to attach much importance to the paper, but when he saw it he appeared more interested, and when he had opened and read a little of it through his eye-glass, he became amazed.
But why should papers of political import be intrusted to Van Baerle, who not only was, but also boasted of being, an entire stranger to the science of government, which, in his opinion, was more occult than alchemy itself?
The morning papers on Saturday contained, in addition to lengthy special articles on the planet Mars, on life in the planets, and so forth, a brief and vaguely worded telegram, all the more striking for its brevity.
I thought it best to put a fair face on my consent, for I saw Alan troubled; and, besides (thinks I to myself), as soon as my back is turned, they will paper me, as they call it, whether I consent or not.
You must put this piece of paper which you have shown us into the brass box which you have described.
I am convinced that these marks were left by the man who rifled the papers. There were no footmarks and no other evidence as to his identity.
Now, I am coming to the paper, and mark what I say.
Darkness full of thunder followed, and after the thunder Father Brown's voice said out of the dark: "Doctor, this paper is the wrong shape."
He was forty-five then and already he had begun the practice of filling his pock- ets with the scraps of paper that became hard balls and were thrown away.
Here we found many more verses on many more sheets of paper in the same hand-writing.
"Pen, ink, and paper, then," called Fernand loudly.
The cars will go on running, whether I hold the paper or somebody else holds it.