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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEDGING

He was hedging because he thought he had gone too far, but she appeared not to notice it.

I might have hedged on my own stock, but I don't believe in hedging.

But as for that, signore, if you have no axes nor hedging knives, we have them.

This gloom, hedging him on every side, troubled him with a vague fear.

Some men were engaged in hedging, when they had to cut down some old trees.

The withered leaf, the snowflake, the hedging bill that cuts and destroys, why these?

Pruning is the most important matter in the whole business of hedging.

"I'll make a hedging bet and break even with you, Mr. Massingale," he said.

The practice of hedging electives with qualifications is a growing one.

The reason why all hedging is intelligent is that victory is always Victory when you talk about it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "make a hedge," also "surround with a barricade or palisade;" from hedge (n.). The sense of "dodge, evade" is first recorded 1590s. That of "insure oneself against loss," as in a bet, by playing something on the other side is from 1670s, originally with in; probably from an earlier use of hedge in meaning "secure (a debt) by including it in a larger one which has better security" (1610s). Related: Hedged; hedging. The noun in the wagering sense is from 1736.

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