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business

1. an industrial, commercial, or professional operation; purchase and sale of goods and services
2. a commercial or industrial establishment, such as a firm or factory
3. commercial activity; dealings (esp in the phrase do business)
4. volume or quantity of commercial activity
5. commercial policy or procedure
6. Theatre an incidental action, such as lighting a pipe, performed by an actor for dramatic effect
7. a group of ferrets
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They are mighty onpleasant; but, as I manages business, I generally avoids 'em, sir.
He seemed wilfully to mistake the word she had repeated, when he added, in a hurry, "Yes, customers; in the banking business we usually call our connection our customers.
He was not a man of wealth or business experience, but he was admirably suited to introduce the telephone to a hostile public.
Guest had often been on business to the doctor's; he knew Poole; he could scarce have failed to hear of Mr.
Now I am not in any respect a genius, but a regular business man.
corner' and the stakes at cards meant, but carrying forward to another page I don't understand at all," said he to himself, and after that he did not meddle in business affairs.
The two men, after having talked business together for some time, arranged to dine together and have what they called a gay evening.
He was an Englishman, but he had lived in America for some years, and had got into trouble over some company business.
I'm American, you see," she persisted, "and our American heritage is a large parcel of business sense.
He was a free lance, and had no friendly business associations.
A Kite saw him and exclaimed: "You richly deserve your fate; for a bird of the air has no business to seek its food from the sea.
A MAN of Experience in Business was awaiting the judgment of the Court in an action for damages which he had brought against a railway company.