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Buy; be long; have an ownership position.


To take ownership of some asset in exchange for some monetary remuneration. Buying may take any of several forms. In a cash purchase, the buyer gives cash or a cash equivalent immediately in exchange for the asset. In a credit sale, the buyer takes ownership immediately in exchange for future payment, often with interest. An example of buying is a simple transaction involving widgets. If the buyer is willing to pay $2 per widget and the seller wishes to sell 100 widgets, then the seller gives to the buyer 100 widgets and, in their place, receives $200. See also: Sale.
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I contrived to reconcile Laura to my departure by telling her that I was going to the country to find new purchasers for her drawings and for mine, and I left her occupied and happy.
The agent explained that the houses were built that way, as the purchasers generally preferred to finish the basements to suit their own taste.
It is an insolence toward the majority of the purchasers, for it is a very frank and impudent way of saying,
Theories are for the poor- devil outcast,--for him who stands outside the confectioner's shop of life without a penny in his pocket, while the radiant purchasers pass in and out through the doors,--for him who watches with wistful eyes this and that sugared marvel taken out of the window by mysterious hands, to bless some happy customer inside.
They may prefer a system which would give unlimited scope to all nations to be the carriers as well as the purchasers of their commodities.
Impossible, sire, for there have already been creations upon creations of offices, the provisions of which are given in blank, so that the purchasers enjoy them without filling them.
The purchasers are credited with the amount of labor performed by their particular slaves.
But she was spared any struggle, for when she reached the place, the ticket office was blocked up by eager purchasers and the disappointed faces that turned away told Polly there was no hope for her.
The letters must go off, and the Post Office allowed no credit to purchasers of stamps.
The Hebrew aide-de-camp in the service of the officer at the table bid against the Hebrew gentleman employed by the elephant purchasers, and a brisk battle ensued over this little piano, the combatants being greatly encouraged by Mr.
Ogg's in a dangerous state, so that Wakem had signified his wish that the new purchasers should enter on the premises at once!
In addition to performing a financial checkup, the purchaser must examine the facility's compliance history, which involves reviewing past surveys (including statements of deficiencies and plans of correction) and other compliance activity.

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