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Word Example of - deal

    Example Sentences for deal

    If you find it impossible to deal with us, there is no harm done.

    The people who come from here will be something to deal with.

    As it is, the second party will have Leith's division to deal with.

    It would cost a deal of hard labor, and Captain Fishley would be the only gainer.

    But—if our pistols cannot kill this sorcerer, how are you going to deal with him?

    I only aspire, then, to deal with these four forms which I have already suggested.

    These are the questions with which I propose to deal in the following pages.

    Let me deal then, as well as I can, with these two great thoughts.

    I fancy that more than one knight will get more than he bargains for if he thinks he has me to deal with.

    Ah, Dubravnik, you little know the men with whom we have to deal.

Word Origin & History of - deal

    Word Origin & History

    deal from O.E. dæl "part, share, quantity," and its verbal derivative dælan "to divide," from P.Gmc. *dailaz; also found in Balto-Slavic (cf. O.C.S. delu "part," Lith. dalis). Meaning "to distribute cards before a game" is from 1520s; business sense is 1837, originally slang. Meaning "an amount" is from 1560s. New Deal is from F.D. Roosevelt speech of July 1932. Big deal is 1928; ironic use first recorded 1951 in "Catcher in the Rye." To deal with "handle" is attested from mid-15c. Deal breaker is attested by 1975.

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