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"Before we begin, I'd like to thank Ogg for making this wonderful fire, which, up until now, I had not thought him capable of."
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"I do my part."
It has been 103 innings since I last played.
"Sometimes I think the collaborative process would work better without you."
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"Giving something back to the community is a fine idea. Just make sure you take a lot more out first."
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"I don't know about you, but I'd be willing to pitch in for a new contact lens."
"Yes, Jamie -- you have an insight?"
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Western powers make their contribution to resolving environmental issues
"Why should I do anything for posterity? What has posterity ever done for me?"
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"Grab a fork and pitch in if you want to. Not that it matters. You're damned if you do, damned if you don't."
God's studio assistants
"Let's just stay in and contribute to the disappointing weekend box-office."
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'Sorry, free parking for big campaign contributors only'
"They're changing the top-down distribution to a bottom-up exchange of half-baked ideas."
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"OK, let's hear it - but this better not be another one of your pie-in-the-sky ideas."
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"Just let me know if you want me to contribute to the relationship."
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'Honey, are we interested in making a contribution to the society for the ethical treatment of middle managers?'
With gas at three bucks a gallon, Eva felt that the neighbor kids should pay their share.
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'Don't do it, Jake. It will just contribute to a vicious cycle of dependency.'
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'It's a little something to put towards your first home.'
'I'm afraid I don't have any spare change at the moment.. Tell you what though, if you give me your email address I'll contribute via the internet.'
Truth - underwritten by corporate campaign donations.
'Yes, Mrs Muldoon, we have, unfortunately, at this point in time, completely used up your very generous $30 contribution of last year.'
'Sorry, I never give at the office - It makes me feel so insignificant.'
"$100?! Of course we'll make a donation! At Auto y Rod Inc., we care about pitching in to do our fair share."
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