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These were ticketed, duplicates delivered to us, and we were allowed to pass on into the “saloon.”

Thus clad and ticketed, I go pattering along the pilgrimage.

The books there are arranged as he arranged and ticketed them.

Men love to be labelled, ticketed, decorated, differentiated from the crowd.

Men and women won't come to you ticketed, or explanation in hand.

These men naturally do not want to be exploited or ticketed by publicity.

Sale; all the things shoved about and ticketed—lot a hundred and one.

It is only when we are skeletons that we are boxed and ticketed and prized and shown.

Dishes were next on the list and we ticketed them off easily.

I felt that Bessie and I were being mentally discussed and ticketed.


1520s, "short note or document," from a shortened form of Middle French etiquet "label, note," from Old French estiquette "a little note" (late 14c.), especially one affixed to a gate or wall as a public notice, from estiquer "to affix, stick on, attach," from Frankish *stikkan, cognate with Old English stician "to pierce" (see stick (v.)).

Meaning "card or piece of paper that gives its holder a right or privilege" is first recorded 1670s, probably developing from the sense of "certificate, license, permit." The political sense of "list of candidates put forward by a faction" has been used in American English since 1711. Meaning "official notification of offense" is from 1930; parking ticket first attested 1947. Big ticket item is from 1970. Slang the ticket "just the thing, what is expected" is recorded from 1838, perhaps with notion of a winning lottery ticket.



adjectiveoffered or mentioned at a stated price
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