BUY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BUY
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buy
 v.  get something by paying money for it
 v.  obtain in exchange for something often at a sacrifice
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  As soon as the sledge was loaded he meant to send Jotham back to the farm and hurry on foot into the village to buy the glue for the pickle-dish.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
2  Her father had ridden over to Twelve Oaks, the Wilkes plantation, that afternoon to offer to buy Dilcey, the broad wife of his valet, Pork.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
3  He cleared the fields and planted cotton and borrowed more money from James and Andrew to buy more slaves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
4  Miss Scarlett, Poke done tole me how you ast Mist Gerald to buy me.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
5  The gold will be melted and the stones sold and the money used to buy drugs and other medical supplies.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
6  I run my boat into New York, buy from Yankee firms, sub rosa, of course, and away I go.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
7  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
8  The civilian population had either to do without or buy at the speculators' prices, and the poor and those in moderate circumstances were suffering increasing hardships.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
9  Or, better still buy masses for your soul.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
10  The South had always lived by selling cotton and buying the things it did not produce, but now it could neither sell nor buy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
11  Here, Big Sam, buy some tobacco for yourself and the boys.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
12  "You're a fool nigger, and the worst day's work Pa ever did was to buy you," said Scarlett slowly, too tired for anger.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
13  That was about enough to buy one square meal for them all, she thought ironically, now that Confederate money was worth almost less than nothing at all.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
14  She knew it would be risky business sending Pork south to buy clothes, when the horse might be captured by either Yankees or Confederates.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
15  But, at least, she had the money with which to buy the clothes, a horse and wagon for the trip, and perhaps Pork could make the trip without getting caught.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
Example Sentence: (192 in 13 pages)
16  I usually buy all my vegetables at the market.
17  They usually give you a discount if you buy multiple copies.
18  It makes sense to buy the most up-to-date version.
19  We will go and view the house before we buy it.
20  The loss of my watch meant that I had to buy a new one.
21  Under the old regime black marketeers would buy almost anything from Western tourists and resell it at an enormous profit.
22  He who buys what he does not need will often need what he cannot buy.
23  You'll have to choose whether to buy it or not.
24  I read the information on the label before deciding which jam to buy.
25  Money will buy a pretty dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.
26  I wonder at your allowing her to buy the expensive clothes.
27  It is good to have money to buy things that money can buy,but it is better not to lose things money cannot buy.
28  She wanted to buy the orange dress,but we persuaded her that the blue one was more becoming.
29  As a penance, she said she would buy them all a box of chocolates.
30  She wanted me to strike out on my own, buy a business.