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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.

selling

the process of persuading potential BUYERS to purchase products. This process is undertaken by a firm's SALES REPRESENTATIVES who visit buyers, or by sales assistants in retail shops or by wholesalers. See PERSONAL SELLING, SALES FORCE, KEY ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT.
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If I were to ride fifteen leagues in these clothes, they would never be fit to put on again; and, instead of selling them for thirty pistoles, I should be obliged to take fifteen."
I've heard him tell of selling three Market street lots in San Francisco for fifty dollars each.
At the end of three working years, two of which were spent in high school and the university and one spent at writing, and all three in studying immensely and intensely, I was publishing stories in magazines such as the "Atlantic Monthly," was correcting proofs of my first book (issued by Houghton, Mifflin Co.), was selling sociological articles to "Cosmopolitan" and "McClure's," had declined an associate editorship proffered me by telegraph from New York City, and was getting ready to marry.
It was curious to see newsboys selling papers in so dreamy a land as that.
She told me that in her village at home there was an old beggar woman who went about selling herbs and roots she had dug up in the forest.