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1(of a person) not paying for a service.‘non-paying guests’‘eviction of non-paying tenants’
- ‘Gardai were called by the staff of a Sligo hotel staff last week to remove up to 20 non-paying guests.’
- ‘Overall, five times more paying passengers booked seats than did non-paying passengers in 1938-39.’
- ‘By charging more for paying patients, hospitals hope to cover their losses from non-paying ones.’
- ‘AT&T Broadband also launched an anti-piracy campaign in Denver to identify non-paying users of its cable TV service.’
- ‘If your paying customers are receiving broken products, and the non-paying thieves are receiving functional products, then you have failed as a business.’
- ‘The fence was lined with barbed wire, probably to keep out non-paying intruders like the two of them.’
- ‘Some dating sites have already left the market as networking operations such as Facebook and MySpace have rapidly expanded their non-paying audiences.’
- ‘The house was full and we non-paying students had to stand in the small foyer.’
- ‘In exchange, the property manager fixed the electronic gates, provided secure, lock-up parking and got tough with non-paying residents.’
- ‘About 20 attorneys from 11 law firms refused to represent non-paying accused from November last year after the Legal Aid Board announced a decrease in fees.’
2(of work) to be undertaken without payment.‘a non-paying internship’
- ‘A town councillor's is a virtually non-paying post and therefore she or he must use time that is "spare".’
- ‘The only hesitation is that I need paying gigs instead of non-paying internships.’
- ‘Consider volunteer (non-paying) co-ops and internships, with both for-profit and not-for-profit businesses and organizations.’
- ‘Given that the WICB secretariat is based in Antigua, Gordon said the non-paying presidential post would mean him having to go there at least once a month.’
- ‘We aren't in a position to give you a job, even a non-paying one.’
- ‘This will give you sufficient revenue to pay for all the non-paying time you spend marketing your business.’
- ‘Within the company, promotion to a "good" beat can be used to reward a reporter, just as assignment to a non-paying one can be a form of punishment.’
- ‘Granted, there's the whole classist thing I don't like, where you have to be independently wealthy to be able to afford a non-paying job.’
- ‘This is a non-paying internship that will last a minimum of two months with a one month probationary period.’
- ‘The Communications and Media Unit provides opportunities for graduate and postgraduate students to gain experience from non-paying internships at the UNFCCC secretariat in Bonn, Germany.’
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