purchase


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purchase

1. something that is purchased, esp an article bought with money
2. the act of buying
3. acquisition of an estate by any lawful means other than inheritance
4. a rough measure of the mechanical advantage achieved by a lever
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Some of this money he invested in various strange purchases which he managed to smuggle into the house, undetected, when he returned late in the afternoon.
Ah, that is different; the house you purchase is at Auteuil.
Again and again were we shown to those who, it was thought, could not fail to yield to our beauty, but no one would purchase.
With a merry, smiling face Pierre was sorting his purchases.
And he, who in the old days, out of his millions, could purchase immediately whatever he might desire, learned the new joy of the possession that follows upon rigid economy and desire long delayed.
The hay which we shall purchase for our horses this evening - I shall expect to find the stalks about fifty feet long.
Eustace Macallan, came into my shop, and said that he wished to purchase some arsenic.
First, never to be intoxicated when he hath made the best bargain, nor dejected when the market is empty, or when its commodities are too dear for his purchase.
Then you found out, on inquiry at Cassette's, that the cane had been bought by a person dressed very like Robert Darzac, though, as we learned later, from Darzac himself, it was not he who had made the purchase.
And now the public being invited to the purchase of minor objects, it happened that the orator on the table was expatiating on the merits of a picture, which he sought to recommend to his audience: it was by no means so select or numerous a company as had attended the previous days of the auction.
Hyndmarsh, the grocer, would certainly purchase if she could transact the business in a personal interview, so she would walk with Tom to St.
The free trappers, especially, were extravagant in their purchases.