Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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He caught but two fish, and they were so small that he decided not to offer them for sale.

We will not use our friendship to impose on their sovereignty, for our own sovereignty is not for sale.

I said he wasn't for sale, but he wouldn't take anything else.

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

Thackeray thought that it had "absolutely stopped" the sale.

Protect our authors by prohibiting the sale of works written by foreigners.

Why have they not forbidden the sale of whiskey in all saloons?

If you will look at them you can guess what used to be for sale here.

At the left is a table where a man has kitchen utensils for sale.

The sale of the farm was made in a moment of angry impetuosity.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English sala "a sale, act of selling," from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse sala "sale," from Proto-Germanic *salo (cf. Old High German sala, Swedish salu, Danish salg), from PIE root *sal- (3) "to grasp, take." Sense of "a selling of shop goods at lower prices than usual" first appeared 1866. Sales tax attested by 1886. Sales associate by 1946. Sales representative is from 1910.

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