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Word Example of - capital

    Example Sentences for capital

    Capital is sensitive and seeks cover at the slightest alarm.

    We arrived at the capital of the state at four in the afternoon.

    State banks increased their capital and extended their operations.

    Nothing less than that there had been a revolution at Madrid, the capital.

    Your appearance is a part of your capital in the way of getting business.

    If I had been ready in this panic with the capital I have to-day I could have made a billion.

    Men of Pontus and Asia had not then made the French capital their own.

    In every capital of the Old World he was received with what amounted to royal honours.

    We were at Beverly, which was the summer capital that year, when he was told that his name was on the list sent from Washington.

    And why, we may be asked, why should not Tirana be the capital?

Word Origin & History of - capital

    Word Origin & History

    capital early 13c., from L. capitalis "of the head," from caput (gen. capitis) "head" (see head). A capital crime (1520s) is one that affects the life, or the "head." The noun meaning "capital city" is first recorded 1660s (the O.E. word was heafodstol); meaning "a capital letter" is recorded from 1640s. The financial sense (1620s) is from L.L. capitale "stock, property," neut. of capitalis. Of ships, "first-rate, of the line," attested from 1650s. Capital gain is recorded from 1921. Capital goods is recorded from 1899. Capital punishment was in Blackstone (1765).

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