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Commerce

The practice of buying and selling goods and services, whether for use or investment. Commerce usually refers to buying and selling on a large scale; that is, the sale of one widget is a transaction, while the sale of all the widgets in a country is the commerce of widgets. See also: E-commerce.
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Thus the experienced commercial traveller got his luggage stowed, chose a carriage in the centre of the train, preferably in a mixed first-and-second-class coach which would be better sprung and more comfortable, ideally had no children in it, and sat with his back to the engine to avoid dust.
So too were many commercial travellers who have been seen as liberated from the ties of family and friends, and breaking the monotony and boredom of hotel life by living a bohemian existence, unregulated and anonymous.
Warren believed that a drop in reported suicides among commercial travellers between 1871 and 1891 was linked to reducing opportunities for fraud.
The play follows the life of Willy Loman, a commercial traveller trapped in his vision of the gogetting American dream.
The 626 has an absolutely huge amount of load space - ideal for a family or commercial traveller.
Born in February 1908, the son of a Suffolk teacher, John Mills moved to London at the age of 20 as a commercial traveller selling disinfectant door-to-door.
Arthur Miller had compassion for those who suffer corporate victimisation, and so we see his central character, Willy Loman, a commercial traveller, gradually driven to suicide as his sales figures drop and his commission is trivialised along with his request for a rise.
Hubert was the son of commercial traveller Harry Clayton and book keeper Ellen (formerly Hirst).
Miller's Willy Loman is a man of pathetic mediocrity, a commercial traveller who flogs his dreams and fantasies to his family with the same phony enthusiasm with which he flogs his samples around America.
A retired commercial traveller, Mr Clifton was brought up in Bearwood.
It was started in 1899 by three commercial travellers in the USA who formed a Christian Businessmen's Association to support each other in their faith and to spread God's Word.

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