sold-out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sold-out having taken a bribe or bribes "a sold-out politician"
    • adj sold-out sold completely in advance "had a sold-out house for both performances"
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Usage

In literature:

His skin had turned traitor to him, sold out his heart.
"V. V.'s Eyes" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
Then Sir John Blunt, one of the leaders, sold out, others followed, and the stock began to fall.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
There are persons in this house who have, like the Jews of the text, sold out.
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
Every dealer had sold out.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
On the afternoon when he sold his collection Roger came home all out of sorts.
"His Family" by Ernest Poole
They had sold the house, and were living in a rented cottage out in East Lincoln.
"Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885" by Various
He had sold out his entire stock of goods, and ought to have shut up shop.
"Around The Tea-Table" by T. De Witt Talmage
From operating a small grocery at the close of the Civil War he branched out until he sold everything from ship-rigging to hardware.
"Twelve Men" by Theodore Dreiser
From what I can learn he's sold out his mill to that uncouth hoodlum, Harker, who was sort of his partner, and quit.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
Last year, you doubtless know, the plant was sold to the great combine and the old company passed out of existence.
"The Daughter of Anderson Crow" by George Barr McCutcheon
A man with a bunch of them like a cluster of great red bubbles, had just sold out on the corner.
"The Little Colonel's Hero" by Annie Fellows Johnston
In 1845 he sold out his interest in the company, and established a glass manufactory in St. Louis.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
Until, however, she was convinced that her two children were to be sold, she could not quite muster courage to set out on the journey.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
The tax collector, when they think they are going to be sold out.
"More Toasts"
He sold out all his shares in the Warren Hotels when he came a cropper.
"Mrs. Warren's Daughter" by Sir Harry Johnston
They sold out their road rights to Block's brother-in-law.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
Some of the biggest operators sold out their stock, and a panic ensued.
"Across India" by Oliver Optic
The person sold was just like a slave until his time was out.
"Stories of American Life and Adventure" by Edward Eggleston
Then the directors sold out their private stocks.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Megie, apparently, lost his job, sold out to Joseph Dean and disappeared into obscurity.
"Greenwich Village" by Anna Alice Chapin
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In poetry:

But the worst fooled man I ever saw,
Was when poor David Rand
Sold out for flour and sugar;
The sugar was mixed with sand.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Stern was her lot in life;
She was a drunkard's wife;
And forests drear
Shut not temptation out;
Strong drink was sold and bought;
Poor pioneer!
"The Missionary's Story" by Mary Eliza Ireland
WHEN rose the cry "Great Pan is dead!"
And Jove's high palace closed its portal,
The fallen gods, before they fled,
Sold out their frippery to a mortal.
"The First Fan" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
While hearts are bargained for and sold,
In fashion's fortune-chasing whirl,
We simply sing the love and faith
Out-living absence strong as death,
Of one low-born Canadian girl.
"A Story Of Plantagenet" by Nora Pembroke
For such a world as this that thou shouldst die
Is price too vast--yet, Belgium, hadst thou sold
Thyself, O then had fled from out the earth
Honour for ever, and left only Gold.
"To Belgium" by Richard Le Gallienne
Mark'd out from the rest by a trait'rous embrace,
He by Judas was sold to that reprobate race,
Whose Avarice drove him (so wretched was he!)
To end by a halter his days on a tree.
"A Rehearsal Of Christ's Love Towards The World" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Michael BrownSweetgrass' movie sold out Denver's Gothic Theater on Thursday.
Suede 's Winning 'Project Runway' Dress Sold Out in Less Than a Day.
Things have slipped fast since the beloved local bagelry sold out last November to Colorado-based Einstein Bros Kettleman's superb boiled bagels More.
It's official-- I've sold out and started Twittering, er, Tweetering, uh, Twattering.
Here citizens stand in long lines to pick up tickets to a sold-out Chinese film at 10:00 am on a Saturday morning.
First three buildings sold out at Esperanza in Tiburón .
Knight to Montgomery, ASU top brass : Turkey Day Classic sold out.
Who Sold Out the Towpath.
Who Sold Out the Towpath .
The event is sold out but there's a waiting list at the venue, and we're hosting an online discussion for participation any time.
The event is sold out.
Tomorrow I'm off to attend the sold-out Business Innovation Factory's annual summit in Providence, RI.
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter rode a rollercoaster of emotions Friday night at her first of two sold-out shows at Billy Bob's Texas.
Championship tickets already sold out.
Kane's 150th committee's Kane-opoly sold out.
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In science:

Officially declared as used, working consumer electronics to be sold on second markets in the Third World, most used electronics turn out to be non-functioning and useless and therefore end up as electronic waste.
Modern consumerism and the waste problem
In essence, he points out that the quenching factor for the DAMA data has been overly                                                                                                                 restrictive and that the liquid Xenon experiments have “over sold” their limits.
Recent results on the low mass dark matter WIMP controversy: 2011
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