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They'll bear the stocks all they can while they're buying up.

Well, I'm buying and she's selling, and we'll have that money back.

In those days there was no possibility of buying all sorts of music ready printed.

I suppose it was to save me the expense of buying a ticket for it.

It is only a question of buying upon his part and of selling upon mine.

Our rum now served us a better turn than ever, buying the Indians in a minute.

His own people, whom he employs, are buying it up, and the vagabonds pocket the whole.

He it was who inoculated Radville with the habit of buying manufactured candies.

He has all leisure to give you, and enters into the innermost spirit of your buying.

Taste may be displayed in writing, as well as in buying pictures.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bycgan (past tense bohte) "to buy, pay for, acquire; redeem, ransom; procure; get done," from Proto-Germanic *bugjanan (cf. Old Saxon buggjan, Old Norse byggja, Gothic bugjan), of unknown origin, not found outside Germanic.

The surviving spelling is southwest England dialect; the word was generally pronounced in Old English and Middle English with a -dg- sound as "budge," or "bidge." Meaning "believe, accept as true" first recorded 1926. Related: Bought; buying. To buy time "prevent further deterioration but make no improvement" is attested from 1946.

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