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Word Example of - buy

    Example Sentences for buy

    No one, however, had supposed that the Honorable Heman might wish to buy it.

    "Because if you buy everything, it doesn't show so much love," said Carol.

    Some one wished to buy a certain thing, and some one else wished to buy it also.

    Many a visit had Paul paid to that shop, and not always to buy books.

    There wasn't enough to buy medicine for the girl, who was dying of consumption.

    "I ain't got nothing to sell, and don't want to buy nohow," said Bart, violently.

    "In case Jonathan comes to Kentucky he may be willing to buy the place," said William.

    What he did have, he got through pretty quickly in order to buy his experience.

    Now, Armorel, we will buy that share—you and I between us will buy it.

    Later, he learned how I became possessed of it, and tried to buy it.

Word Origin & History of - buy

    Word Origin & History

    buy O.E. bycgan (pt. bohte) from P.Gmc. *bugjanan (cf. O.S. buggjan, Goth. bugjan), of unknown origin, not found outside Gmc. The surviving spelling is southwest England dialect; the word was generally pronounced in O.E. and M.E. with a -dg- sound as "budge," or "bidge." Meaning "believe, accept as true" first recorded 1926.

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