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  • n  the activity of persuading someone to buy
    it was a hard sell
  • v  exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
    She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit
  • v  be sold at a certain price or in a certain way
    These books sell like hot cakes
  • v  persuade somebody to accept something
    The French try to sell us their image as great lovers
  • v  do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
    The brothers sell shoes
  • v  give up for a price or reward
  • v  be approved of or gain acceptance
  • v  be responsible for the sale of
  • v  deliver to an enemy by treachery

  • The Triqui Indians sell young girls in marriage.
  • Millions of people fell in love with the customizable suburbanites of The Sims, which became the best-selling PC game of all time.
  • The first rule of investing: buy low and sell high.
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  • Julia Gillard in Sydney Morning Herald
    I did outline a vision and the vision was for a regional processing centre, and that is important because it completely undercuts the people-smuggling market because they no longer have a product to sell,Ms Gillard said. "I'm not going to...
  • Kent Conrad in ABC News
    If I'm a business person, it's unlikely if you give me a several-thousand-dollar credit that I'm going to hire people if I can't sell the products they're producing,said Sen. Kent Conrad, DN.D., a member of the Senate Finance Committee after...

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