selling

Definitions

  • Man selling fish to lady
    Man selling fish to lady
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n selling the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
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Additional illustrations & photos:

JACK SELLS A COW FOR SOME BEANS JACK SELLS A COW FOR SOME BEANS
YOUNG LAMBS TO SELL YOUNG LAMBS TO SELL
368 Began to Sell Things To Dad 368 Began to Sell Things To Dad
"THIS I WOULD SELL TO THE SUFFERING POOR" "THIS I WOULD SELL TO THE SUFFERING POOR"
I see a baker's been fined ten pounds for selling bread less than twelve hours old I see a baker's been fined ten pounds for selling bread less than twelve hours old
man selling toy lambs man selling toy lambs
COUNTRY-WOMEN SELLING BERRIES ON THE ROAD TO STOREN COUNTRY-WOMEN SELLING BERRIES ON THE ROAD TO STOREN
A man, made poor by agricultural distress, selling something to a happy money lender in order to pay his rent A man, made poor by agricultural distress, selling something to a happy money lender in order to pay his rent

Quotations

  • Epicharmus
    Epicharmus
    “The gods sell to us all the goods which they give us.”
  • Thomas Lovell Beddoes
    Thomas Lovell Beddoes
    “If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy?”
  • Doug Horton
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    “To buy happiness is to sell soul.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “If I shall sell both my forenoons and afternoons to society, as most appear to do, I'm sure that, for me, there would be nothing left worth living for.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Those that marry for money sell their liberty.”
  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “A man trying to sell a blind horse always praises its feet.”

Idioms

Hard sell - If someone puts a lot of pressure on you to do or buy something, they are hard selling it.
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Sell down the river - If you sell someone down the river, you betray their trust.
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Sell like hot cakes - If a product is selling very well, it is selling like hot cakes.
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Sell like hotcakes - If something is selling like hotcakes, it is very popular and selling very well.
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Sell your birthright for a mess of pottage - If a person sells their birthright for a mess of pottage, they accept some trivial financial or other gain, but lose something much more important. 'Sell your soul for a mess of pottage' is an alternative form.
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Sell your soul - If someone sells their soul, their betray the most precious beliefs.
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Usage

In literature:

I cannot sell; I know I cannot sell.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
He wanted to go to Alabama again, so Col. Elmore let a speculator take him back and sell him.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
I've learned that I can't sell an idea.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
Why don't you sell out to our company?
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
I'se wucked purty hard durin' my life an' I done my courtin' on a steer an' cart haulin' wood ter town ter sell.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
The worker, according to them, is selling his services just as the salesman is selling goods.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
Sell it, is my advice.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
Do you know of any fellow that has a good boat to sell?
"The Yacht Club" by Oliver Optic
Second, he made the things he could sell.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
He had to sell all that he had, and this, too, he lost, until at last he remained poor and wretched.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
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In poetry:

Corn for the buyers, and cattle —
But what could the dreamer sell?
Echoes of cloudy battle?
Music from heaven and hell?
"The Poet's Town" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
For the bliss of a dewy dell
When lover and maiden meet,
And the venal kisses they sell
In the shade of the lamp—lit street.
"A Te Deum" by Alfred Austin
"Tis strange indeed to hear us plead
For selling and for buying
When yesterday we said: "Away
With all good things but dying."
"Dr. Booker T. Washington To The National Negro Business League" by Joseph Seamon Cotter Sr
'Or the night shall rest my fee
Or the day shall nought of me,'
Quoth the witch. 'An't thee beseem,
Sell thy kingdom for a dream.'
"The Sleep of Sigismund" by Jean Ingelow
The butcher he answer'd jolly Robin,
"No matter where I dwell;
For a butcher I am, and to Nottingham
I am going, my flesh to sell."
"Robin Hood And The Butcher" by Andrew Lang
"Hast thou any green cloth," said our king,
"That thou wilt sell now to me?"
"Yea, fore God," said Robin.
"Thirty yards and three."
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley

In news:

SON OF THE HEARTLAND Howard Dahl, shown in his dealer's Kiev warehouse, sells equipment to till and seed soil, and harvest sugar beets.
Ken Fisher Buys AAPL, PEP, BHP, HD, Sells APC , EMC, SBUX.
Anadarko Sells Minor Stake in Lucius.
WWDC Sells Out in 2 Hours, Sprint Unlimited, SkyDrive APIs .
Her albums sell steadily, as do her song collections and tales about life in the Appalachian Mountains.
She has even had a few best-selling songs, recorded by others.
It's always an event when "Farmer Al" Courchesne of Frog Hollow Farm shows up at the Santa Monica farmers market, where he'll be selling apricots and cherries for the next month.
BP sells Carson refinery, Arco retail to Tesoro.
Amazon to Sell $79 Kindles at a Loss .
Tidewater Raised to Sell From Strong Sell by S&P Capital IQ >TDW.
Tidewater Raised to Sell From Strong Sell by S&P Capital IQ >TDW.
Venus is in the third house = SELL SELL SELL.
Given the cold, dark and unpredictable weather, selling a home in winter requires more toil -- from shoveling to holiday decorating -- than it takes to sell in summer.
"I mean, we sell tutus, and we sell biker leathers ".
Nevada's first experience in selling unclaimed property on eBay surpassed Treasurer Brian Krolicki's expectations as the state earned $16,000 selling 25 items.
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In science:

The agents continually strive to make the minority decision i.e. buy assets when everyone else is selling and sell when everyone else is buying.
Designing agent-based market models
Our puzzle is to form a sensible model of a collection of traders buying and selling a financial asset.
Designing agent-based market models
R ∈ {−1, 1} to be the actions of selling and buying a quanta of the asset respectively.
Designing agent-based market models
The big selling point of lattice QCD calculations is that the systematic errors can in principle be controlled.
Meson and Baryon Spectroscopy on a Lattice
In the case of a ”measurement” in the set {kd} the player declares the will of selling at any price.
Quantum Game Theory in Finance
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