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When I saw him he was auctioning off his collection of curios and things.

Auctioning off a poor widow woman's goods ain't no joke, let me tell you.

There was no more excitement than if he was auctioning a Bowery suit of clothes or fake jewelry.

The concert was held the afternoon following the auctioning of the seats, and the chums covered themselves with glory.

I visited the slave market and again saw the auctioning of human beings, some as light of color as Zoe and of as much breeding.

"It's that chap was auctioning off the ship's pool an hour or two ago," explained Vogel.

The train-boy went right on auctioning his papers and magazines, and poking them into the laps of his prey.

WORD ORIGIN

"a sale by increase of bids," 1590s, from Latin auctionem (nominative auctio) "an increasing sale, auction, public sale," noun of action from past participle stem of augere "to increase," from PIE root *aug- "to increase" (see augment). In northern England and Scotland, called a roup. In the U.S., something is sold at auction; in England, by auction.

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