haggling

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n haggling an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
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Usage

In literature:

It is not much, but I offer it to you without haggling and forever.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
They haggled and pushed and crowded; they wanted it to be less expensive, as well as more blessed, to give than to receive.
"The Innocents" by Sinclair Lewis
No debtor ever haggled with his usurer more doggedly than did Hester with her husband in behalf of her sons.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
So after much haggling he agreed to let his daughter go with the man.
"Europa's Fairy Book" by Joseph Jacobs
Tony fails to understand how a gen'leman can possibly haggle over the hire of a boat.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
A band of musicians is usually engaged, after protracted haggling, to enliven the proceedings.
"Life and sport in China" by Oliver G. Ready
Each of you lays the blame for this on the other, and I'm not going to haggle about that.
"The Iron Pirate" by Max Pemberton
As he was firm, and as I had no time to haggle, I agreed to give him the money.
"The Crack of Doom" by Robert Cromie
And now I marvel how I talked at all to the man in gilt knickerbockers who arrived and haggled over the whole matter.
"Friendship Village" by Zona Gale
He preferred to be over-charged than to haggle.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
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In poetry:

Today I will go once again
Into life, into haggling, into market,
And lead the army of my songs
To duel against the market tide.
"Today I Will Go Once Again" by Velimir Khlebnikov
He decks his window artfully,
He haggles over paltry sums.
In this strange field his war must be
And by such blows his triumph comes.
"Delicatessen" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
She seized the comeliest, and stroked him,
And plied each foul device;
And having to her flesh provoked him,
Then haggled for the price.
"Two Visions" by Alfred Austin
NO haggling, princess pray, my word receive;
What could be done, her terror to relieve?
Above all law is might:—'twill take its course;
Entire submission is the last resource.
"The Princess Betrothed To The King Of Garba" by Jean de La Fontaine
The lords of the tottering order sit and plot,
With cunning courtesy haggling still:
The insistent chorus cannot be forgot
Its words are shot
Like summoning rockets from the eastern hill.
"The Dirge" by John Le Gay Brereton
PAUL. Don't be vexed, I pray;
If I without more haggling or vain clack
Select to go, and carry you on my back,
If so you chose, 'tis not that death I fear,
But just to disappoint my Lucy here.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

Once you've cut your haggling chops, watch out -- you'll be asking for a deal when you buy toilet paper at the drugstore.
I tried out my own haggling skills recently after falling in love with an apartment in Washington, DC, that was slightly overpriced for its area.
Father of two reports saving thousands by haggling for health care, getting $200 off hearing aids for his daughter, hefty discounts at the dentist, and more.
In Manhattan, one of our staffers got the price of an MRI on her knee down from $1,800 to $600 through haggling -- calling around and offering to pay cash.
When it comes to home improvement, though, haggling is as risky as ever.
AEG and Milan haggle over Beckham.
In other words, haggling is no longer limited to used car lots.
I don't like to haggle .
Since then, the insurance company and Scout staff have had to haggle over the expenses.
Unless you find yourself at a flea market, rummage sale or some other place where second-hand goods are exchanged, you probably don't haggle .
In the Medina, skullcapped artisans sweat over ancient lathes while overdressed French tourists haggle over inlaid cedar boxes and silver lamps.
Collier officials haggle over proposed changes to animal control ordinance.
Collier officials haggle over proposed changes to animal control ordinance.
When considering cosmetic surgery , is it OK to haggle with your doctor over the price.
Demi and Ashton are not haggling over money and who gets what.
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In science:

The results from the Cambridge/Haggle datasets provided a confirmation that peer density was fundamental to the infection of peers over a specific interval of time. The growth of infection over extended intervals of time (days) was initially great followed by successively smaller growth stages.
Content Sharing for Mobile Devices
Scott et al., “Haggle: A networking architecture designed around mobile users,” in IFIP WONS, 2006. D.
Bulk content delivery using co-operating end-nodes with upload/download limits
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