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 Meanings and Examples of AUCTION
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auction
 n.  public sale of property to the highest bidder
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  With the exception of the dark-eyed woman's chair, which looked like a soiled relic of luxury bought at a country auction, the furniture was of the roughest kind.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
2  They landed their cargoes at Wilmington or Charleston, where they were met by swarms of merchants and speculators from all over the South who assembled to buy blockaded goods at auction.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
3  During the auction he went about with his head down, and never lifted his eyes.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VIII
4  HOW WELL I REMEMBER the stiff little parlour where I used to wait for Lena: the hard horsehair furniture, bought at some auction sale, the long mirror, the fashion-plates on the wall.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
5  But now it is morning, and everybody is astir; and the worthy Mr. Skeggs is busy and bright, for a lot of goods is to be fitted out for auction.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
6  With much laughing, at the expense of niggers who tried to be gentlemen, the articles very readily were sold to one and another, and the empty trunk finally put up at auction.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
7  Just let the auction go right along, and don't worry.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII.
8  The girls wouldn't say nothing because they wanted to go to England; and the king and the duke would ruther Mary Jane was off working for the auction than around in reach of Doctor Robinson.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII.
9  He knew, however, that his father's property was going to be sold by auction, and in the manner of his own dispossession he felt the world give the lie rudely to his phantasy.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
10  Under the portico, with its grey, sun-bleached pillars, loitered a troop of draggled bareheaded girls, waiting for the auction to be over.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
11  She wrote that if he did not come and take matters in hand, their whole property would be sold by auction and they would all have to go begging.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I
12  Not one of the plans Nicholas tried succeeded; the estate was sold by auction for half its value, and half the debts still remained unpaid.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER V
13  There were printed bills on the gate and on bits of carpet hanging out of the windows, announcing a sale by auction of the Household Furniture and Effects, next week.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LVIII
14  He studied township maps, and read notices of auctions.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
15  The conversation was here interrupted by a busy hum in the audience; and the auctioneer, a short, bustling, important fellow, elbowed his way into the crowd.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
Example Sentence:
1  The auction is over and the winning bid was 1000 dollars.
2  The mobile operators are expected to take precedence in an auction of transmission frequencies freed up by digital switchover.
3  Well, blamed if the king didn't bill the house and the niggers and all the property for auction straight off -- sale two days after the funeral; but anybody could buy private beforehand if they wanted to.
4  While online auction sites feature some great deals, I guess buyer vigilance is always required.
5  The lace on Diana's dress was not just old, it was really, really old, sourced from antique scraps bought at auction by her dress designers.
6  From 2007 to 2012, we witnessed a 375 percent increase in the number of polar bear skins offered at auction, with their hides fetching record high prices in 2012.
7  The house is up for auction/will be sold by auction.
8  The estate is holding an auction to raise money.
9  Mr Farrier bought cars at auctions and sold them on.
10  The auctioneer stated to his audience that an item has been bought in.
11  An auctioneer, at the moment of non - sale, should be required to state plainly to his audience that an item has been bought in.
12  An internal audit led to Julie Wall's downfall and her vast collection has now been auctioned to pay back some of what she owes.
13  The family is auctioning its art collection.
14  The department store is auctioning off the remaining inventory.
15  Before billionaire businessman Warren Buffett started auctioning off private lunches to benefit the Glide Foundation, he was skeptical of the San Francisco charity where his first wife was volunteering