loss leader

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n loss leader a featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers
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Usage

In literature:

The party of Indians on the knoll appeared to be impressed with the misfortune of their leader in the loss of his favorite son.
"Hope and Have" by Oliver Optic
But, if she finds a good leader, she slowly and wastefully repairs the early losses.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
The loss of this vessel was a heavy discouragement to the brave leaders.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton
This loss of an opportunity for victory maddened the valiant leader.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
But the loss of his leader had brought Gladstone himself more directly to the front.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various
Most of the leaders were shot and their followers dispersed after heavy losses.
"Belgium" by Emile Cammaerts
Now she must tell him of the loss of the dog-team, brought about by her impetuosity and disregard for his position as leader of the expedition.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
To the Southern cause it was more than the taking off of a leader; it was an irreparable loss.
"How the Flag Became Old Glory" by Emma Look Scott
If society have not leaders qualified, as I have said, they will have those who will lead them blindly to their loss and ruin.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
The loss of their leader redoubled the ardor of the besiegers; they set a battery at work and forced a surrender in three days.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
In the confusion over the loss of their leader the Indians again divided about the island and fell back out of range of our fire.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
The English had indeed obtained a complete victory; and among the enemy's losses was that of their gallant leader, Montcalm.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
The loss of their leader, Semmel, had humbled them greatly.
"At the Fall of Port Arthur" by Edward Stratemeyer
In the early part of the war, a great misfortune befell the Cubans, and that was in the loss of their beloved leader, Jose Marti.
"Cuba" by Arthur D. Hall
His troops were exasperated by the loss of their leader, and were animated by revenge.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
He was a born leader, and held death as nothing in comparison with loss of honour.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
The loss on either side was slight, the action being notable only for the Sac leader's superior management.
"Stories of the Badger State" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
Then a panic fell upon the Pinkies at the loss of their leader, and Trot and Button-Bright called out in vain for them to rescue Cap'n Bill.
"Sky Island" by L. Frank Baum
Being in constant fear of their enemies, and now without a leader, they were at a loss what to do.
"Synopsis of Jewish History" by Henry A. Henry
Nearly thirty years of further struggle awaited it; and it was soon to mourn the loss of its heroic leader.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay
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In poetry:

I weep for the loss of a leader in thought,
Whose lessons of truth, with simplicity taught,
Have bless'd and encouraged the humble and poor,
Who always were welcomed with joy at his door.
"To The Memory of David Scott" by John Henry Kimble

In news:

Waco, Tx — Central Texans mourn the loss of a great civic leader in the Waco community.
Name the SEC's leader in sacks and tackles for loss.
Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak said he is "absolutely" concerned that hydro customers, already reeling from higher prices, will have to pay more to cover Bruce 's losses.
'A Kind of Loss Leader'.
Is a loss leader sustainable.
Leaders hope new political business model can win back some of last decade's losses More.
WITH polls suggesting that Mitt Romney might be headed to a loss in the November election, some conservative writers argue the Republican Party's leaders need to re-examine their beliefs and ways of doing business.
The Republican Party and stupid statements by some candidates are to blame for GOP losses in last month's congressional elections, the former leader of a tea party group said Monday.
Will Future Consoles Be Loss Leaders.
Mack now tackles-for-loss leader.
Palestine has disappointed Israeli political leaders, whose attempts on Friday to play down the loss could not disguise its significance.
After his narrow loss to Republican Jackie Walorski last week in the race for Indiana's 2nd District seat in the US House, that's the hope of some Democratic leaders, presuming Mullen 's up to it.
Local leaders reflect on loss of Hubig's Pies.
Michigan's local leaders support eliminating personal property tax, fear loss of revenue.
A spokesman for Democratic Senate caucus leader Tom Bakk (bahk) says GOP Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem called early Wednesday to concede the loss of the majority.
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