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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRADED

It traded with all the world and offered a safe home to the merchant and to the artisan.

This is what happened: from one of the shenzis you traded a spear, or a spear was given you.

All the other girls had collected them, though she, having no lover in the war, had traded for her few.

One sled he drove himself, drawn by dogs he had traded for or borrowed.

The voyage was long and dangerous, and the Venetians traded in ports on the way.

I have traded with your fathers, and when I die he shall trade with you and your sons.

Everybody who traded in the islands, and who had any dealings with Hudig, knew Willems.

Listen to him, and there never was a man so traded on,—so robbed and pilfered from.

But still you would have traded on that fear, had it served your purpose?

I've traded, I've fought, I never broke my word to white or native.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "path, track, course of action," introduced by the Hanse merchants, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German trade "track, course" (probably originally of a trading ship), cognate with Old English tredan (see tread). Sense of "one's habitual business" (1540s) developed from the notion of "way, course, manner of life" (mid-15c.); sense of "buying and selling" is first recorded 1550s. Trade wind (1640s) has nothing to do with commerce, but preserves the obsolete sense of "in a habitual or regular course." Trade union is attested from 1831.

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