Sell in a sentence

The word "sell" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of sell and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Sell

  • Self.
  • To transfer to another for an equivalent; to give up for a valuable consideration; to dispose of in return for something, especially for money. It is the correlative of buy.
  • To make a matter of bargain and sale of; to accept a price or reward for, as for a breach of duty, trust, or the like; to betray.
  • To impose upon; to trick; to deceive; to make a fool of; to cheat.
  • To practice selling commodities.
  • To be sold; as, corn sells at a good price.
  • An imposition; a cheat; a hoax.
  • the activity of persuading someone to buy
  • persuade somebody to accept something
  • give up for a price or reward
  • exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
  • do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
  • deliver to an enemy by treachery
  • be sold at a certain price or in a certain way
  • be responsible for the sale of
  • be approved of or gain acceptance

How to use sell in a sentence. Sell pronunciation.

Then he would buy my Colisyum, and I wouldn't sell it for all his puffball lordship might offer.
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Of course I had tried to sell him; but that was a stretch of simplicity which met with little sympathy.
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Because we judged that we had learned the real secret of success in silver mining-which was, not to mine the silver ourselves by the sweat of our brows and the labor of our hands, but to sell the ledges to the dull slaves of toil and let them do the mining!
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Sir you wou'd have been more open-handed, I sell no Coranto's at such rates.
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Pay what thou owest;" so called on his creditor, and urged him to send to his house and get a bureau, table and looking-glass, which he desired him to sell and pay himself the sum due him; but, not wishing to deprive his debtor of such necessary articles, refused, saying he would wait till he could pay.
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Arrived at her own stoop, he suddenly confronted her, bowed, apologized for the liberty, but said he had not had a sight of that dear old plant since he left home; and if she would sell it to him, he would gladly give her ten dollars for it.
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He felt that he had not prayed as he ought to have done, especially _he had neglected each morning, and on his approach to each dwelling, to pray that then and there God would guide him, and own and bless his efforts to sell books.
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He went to a large house in New York, hoping the Lord would incline the proprietor to sell him a barrel for that sum.
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Within a few months her dire necessity had often pointed to the glasses; but she could not see without them, nor could she sell the gold frames unless she had means to have the glass set in commoner ones.
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In Summer we could sell fourteen measures of milk; in Winter, twelve to the dairyman, so that the borrowed money was speedily paid.
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When our father, on his return, heard us speaking with pleasure of this animal, he became so enraged with the poor thing, that he was determined to sell it, and actually _offered it at half its value_. "The faithless children were in a continual fright.
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We were brought into great straits, as our wheat was now of no use to us, and we could obtain no wood, the landlady saying that as the snow was likely to last some time, she must keep what little she had left, and could sell us no more.
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Not a few professional swindlers came to the office; confederate rogues, vouching for each other's respectability, got possession of pianos merely to pawn or sell them, having paid no more than the first month's charge.
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A name is just as important as the stuff itself that you want to sell.
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Emma had got into the clutches of a jewellery tallyman, one of the fellows who sell trinkets to servant-girls on the pay-by-instalment system.
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To sell it for hard cash would be horrible.
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You must not sell your lands if you wish to become a deputy, for the country people-especially those of Des Rameures-will not hear of it.
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This is a claptrap, and I have no doubt will sell the book.
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War was declared against the King of Sneezeland, for presuming to buy pocket-handkerchiefs of another nation; and the Emperor of Pastilles was threatened with a bombardment for daring to sell his peppers to another people.
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But as circumstances render it inadvisable for him to take such a step hastily, he wishes to send in advance a number of families of his dependents, composed of honest, sturdy, industrious, skillful, economical people, well ordered in their domestic affairs, who, having no debts, will try to sell such possessions as they cannot take with them in order to raise the funds for establishing themselves in their new home.
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Examples of Sell

Example #1
Isn't the house of the snail as much to him as the turtle's shell to the turtle?
Example #2
Possession's nine points were with me; and here I sat and faced him; and here he stormed, and would do this and should do that; and I went on with my work.
Example #3
The auctioneer stormed up and down the streets on him for four days, dispersing the populace, interrupting business, and destroying children, and never got a bid-at least never any but the eighteen-dollar one he hired a notoriously substanceless bummer to make.
Example #4
Sometimes he miscalculated a little, and did not get his rider through intact, but he always got through himself.
Example #5
Before leaving Carson, the Secretary and I had purchased "feet" from various Esmeralda stragglers.
Example #6
We never touched our tunnel or our shaft again.