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client

a BUYER of a professional SERVICE.

client

The person to whom an agent owes duties of integrity, confidentiality, loyalty, and hard work. Contrast with customer, who is owed the duty of honesty.

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Lena was telling me some amusing piece of gossip about one of her clients, when I interrupted her and picked up the flower basket.
I returned to my client, who said, "Very well; at what hour is the engagement to begin?
Now, I warned you before," said he, throwing his forefinger at the terrified client, "that if you ever presumed to talk in that way here, I'd make an example of you.
There was something in Aramis resembling those Roman senators who had their doors always surrounded by clients.
M'Leod's fancy--his wife's rather, I believe; and since we could meet it--it was my duty to my clients at whatever cost to my own feelings--to make him pay.
Most of the ordinary clients of the cafe didn't even look up from their games or papers.
A sandwich and a cup of coffee, and then off to violin-land, where all is sweetness and delicacy and harmony, and there are no red-headed clients to vex us with their conundrums.
Our clients were punctual to their appointment, for the clock had just struck ten when Dr.
Tulkinghorn, "and as they are short, and as I proceed upon the troublesome principle of begging leave to possess my clients with any new proceedings in a cause"--cautious man Mr.
She used him with the same affability as those of her clients who paid their bills once a week.
Neither the Vicar nor his wife knew in the least what this was, and Philip had never heard of anyone being a chartered accountant; but another letter from the solicitor explained that the growth of modern businesses and the increase of companies had led to the formation of many firms of accountants to examine the books and put into the financial affairs of their clients an order which old-fashioned methods had lacked.
All this, and much more, he mastered, and to such purpose that he soon began to prosper, to retain the clients who had been recommened to him, and to attract fresh ones.