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We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it; we will not surrender for it—now or ever.

Some had goods or possessions, of which they wished to negotiate the sale.

Joel Barlow, the poet, was sent to Paris to negotiate the sale of the lands.

In fact, the girl was evidently feeling a strain at having to negotiate with him at all.

The Temple women have heard of her, and they sent a woman to negotiate.

He prided himself on being able to negotiate with men of any manners or none.

Now what I want you to do is to go off to the steamer and negotiate with the admiral.

And they are seemingly prepared to negotiate its terms on that assumption.

I should like to know what good you are, if I am to negotiate with these creatures myself!

If nothing else offer, I'll try and negotiate an exchange with Flynn.

WORD ORIGIN

"to communicate in search of mutual agreement," 1590s, back-formation from negotiation, or else from Latin negotiatus, past participle of negotiari. In the sense of "tackle successfully" (1862), it at first meant "to clear on horseback a hedge, fence, or other obstacle" and "originated in the hunting-field; those who hunt the fox like also to hunt jocular verbal novelties" [Gowers, 1965]. Related: Negotiated; negotiating.

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