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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BARGAIN

And do women who sell themselves ever find any real pleasure in the bargain?

At any rate, Lauzanne belonged to Allis, and Crane would have to bargain with her.

"That's a bargain; and I'll teach Bill too," she added with native tact.

I was not long in making a bargain with a fisherman to aid in catching shad.

And she was old enough to be my mother, almost, into the bargain.

Till you seek me or send for me, I will not seek you so long as you keep your bargain.

"Mademoiselle Gilder made a bargain with me yesterday," he said.

Now, I'm going to hold you to our bargain for your own sake.

"Coom down," he clenched the bargain; and set about shipping the sweeps.

Take her, my boy, if you want her—and a father's blessing into the bargain.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French bargaignier (12c., Modern French barguigner) "to haggle over the price," perhaps from Frankish *borganjan "to lend" or some other Germanic source, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *borgan (cf. Old High German borgen; Old English borgian, source of borrow). Another suggestion is that the French word comes from Late Latin barca "a barge," because it "carries goods to and fro." There are difficulties with both suggestions. Related: Bargained; bargaining.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BARGAIN

auction

nouncompetitive sale; sale by bid
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