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I suspect that she was the means of influencing so large a purchase.

But she cannot surely be so mean as to purchase her peace with them at so dear a rate.

The purchase of official positions in the army was thus abolished.

He had made up his mind to put an end to the purchase of commissions in the army.

What precautions should be taken in the purchase of shell fish?

If he wanted to make a purchase he did not go to several stores for prices.

Purchase wealth by her safety and satisfy your revenge with a single victim.

The purchase of that which neither belongs to the seller, nor can belong to the buyer.

But after she had purchased all of youth which age can purchase for money, it would not do.

During the day I passed at Springfield I called at a gunsmith's to purchase a rifle.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "acquire, obtain; get, receive; procure, provide," also "accomplish or bring about; instigate; cause, contrive, plot; recruit, hire," from Anglo-French purchaser "go after," Old French porchacier "search for, procure; purchase; aim at, strive for, pursue eagerly" (11c., Modern French pourchasser), from pur- "forth" (possibly used here as an intensive prefix; see pur-) + Old French chacier "run after, to hunt, chase" (see chase (v.)).

Originally to obtain or receive as due in any way, including through merit or suffering; specific sense of "acquire for money, pay money for, buy" is from mid-14c., though the word continued to be used for "to get by conquest in war, obtain as booty" up to 17c. Related: Purchased; purchasing.

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