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Sell

To relinquish ownership of some asset in exchange for some monetary compensation. Selling may take any of several forms. In a cash sale, the seller receives cash or a cash equivalent immediately in exchange for the asset. In a credit sale, the seller surrenders ownership immediately in exchange for future payment, often with interest. An example of a sale is a simple transaction involving widgets. If the seller is willing to accept $2 per widget and the buyer wishes to purchase 100 widgets, then the seller gives to the buyer 100 widgets and in their place receives $200. See also: Buy.

sell

To dispose of an asset. Compare buy.

sell

see SELLING.
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Now, young Brown, come, what'll you sell me Harkaway for?
Now sir, you know me: you'll sell Harkaway to us for five shillings, or you'll repent it.
I've seen 'em as would pull a woman's child out of her arms, and set him up to sell, and she screechin' like mad all the time;--very bad policy--damages the article--makes
Very good," said the master, putting up his watch, "I will sell you here though you don't deserve it.
There is now no other resource left but to sell your slaves and your furniture.
Here he took from his girdle a well-filled purse, and continued, "I would fain be a butcher, this day, and sell meat at Nottingham town.
And, sitting down, he wrote a letter to his broker, ordering him to sell out at the market price.
He seems to be able to sell his pictures, so I suppose they must be good; but nothing could give him the right to patronize you as he does.
It was not fair to ask him to sell out when everything was at its worst, and the little he had he felt that his duty to himself made it necessary for him to keep in case of illness.
I go to the market at Nottingham Town to sell my beef and my mutton," answered the Butcher.
In well-ordered States they are commonly those who are the weakest in bodily strength, and therefore of little use for any other purpose; their duty is to be in the market, and to give money in exchange for goods to those who desire to sell and to take money from those who desire to buy.
That the power of attorney, authorising the bankers to sell out the stock, and the various written orders telling them what amounts to sell out, were formally signed by both the Trustees.