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A deal with the Rothschilds for control of the Spanish mines had fallen through.

He became obsessed with the idea that the people with whom he had to deal were "out to get him."

The men I had to deal with were more to be pitied than blamed.

No, he couldn't go just yet—he'd have to stay with the deal another month.

It is from this point of view that we must deal with the early idea of God as a God of battles.

It will be convenient to deal with the fortunes of the right column first.

It will deal with the days of the week as well as with the Sabbath.

It will deal with the world as it is in the service of "the God of things as they are."

"There's a bunch going into this deal, together, Rose," Bert Mall explained.

"Well, there's a deal to be said on that side," he remarked.

WORD ORIGIN

from Old English dæl "part, share, quantity, amount," from Proto-Germanic *dailaz (cf. Old Norse deild, Old Frisian del, Dutch deel, Old High German and German teil, Gothic dails "part, share"), from PIE *dail- "to divide" (cf. Old Church Slavonic delu "part," Lithuanian dalis).

Business sense of "transaction, bargain" is 1837, originally slang. Meaning "an amount" is from 1560s. New Deal is from F.D. Roosevelt speech of July 1932. Big deal is 1928; ironic use first recorded 1951 in "Catcher in the Rye." Deal breaker is attested by 1975.

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