What was the origin of applying the term "marine store dealers" to shopkeepers buying and selling old metal, &c.
It was straight business with me, buying and selling.
I was simply doing business with the revolutionary party--buying and selling goods and trying to make an honest living.
The idea of buying a baronetcy would have been thought simply droll, and knighthood was regarded as the guerdon of the successful grocer.
The idea of buying a chimneypiece or a cabinet or a bureau because it was beautiful never crossed the ordinary mind.
No, not the wealthiest, sharpest American who ever lived can possess European culture, by buying little pieces of it here and there, and hanging it up on his wall.
I've been on the point of buying a mantilla," she had said.
When that has made you a man, why don't they let you know that you have more goals to choose from than just different ways of making your living, most of them just buying and selling different sorts of things?
Seriously he told her of the results of his promotion six months before from the "intelligence bureau," as he called it, to the real business of life, to buying and selling.
They're all living in Europe now, buying villas and things out of the money the Company makes.
Buying and selling, especially selling, that's where you get ahead.
She had not had access to large libraries--many times not even to small ones; she had had little money for buying books and was so out of touch with the world that she had not had much initiative in trying to get hold of things.
You are buying wine at a cabaret in the Place de Greve!
I had also an idea just now, when I met you, of buying a house in the Place Baudoyer, the back premises of which join my garden, and would make a magnificent property.
He used to say one should study geometry (surveying) just enough to be able to measure land in buying and selling it.
But as to buying this house--you don't know what you're talking about!
And how he had called in at Jobson's, and seen a Boucher sold, which he had just missed buying of Talleyrand and Sons in Pall Mall.
Buying land--what good d'you suppose I can do buying land, building houses?
In buying at ordinary market rates we get as much material to build up our bodies, repair their wastes, and give strength for work in 5 cents' worth of flour or beans or codfish as 50 cents or $1 will pay for in tenderloin, salmon or lobsters.
One intelligent meat man gave his experience with a poor seamstress, who insisted on buying tenderloin steak at 60 cents per pound.
First at one farm and then at another he could spy parties of blue jackets buying butter and eggs, poultry and cheeses, everything fresh from the land they could get.
This means that the buyer of a stock only deposits with his broker a small part of the value of the shares he is buying or selling.
He will be a buying and selling machine, oblivious to all outside influence.
Aunt Sophy often took her to New York or Chicago on her buying trips.
She was forever buying a vivid necktie for her father and dressing up her protesting mother in gay colours that went ill with the drab, wrinkled face.
But it's not so pleasant for Adele, now that she's growing up, having all the girls she knows buying their hats of her aunt.
The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "buying" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.