MERCANTILE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of MERCANTILE
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 a.  trading; commercial; of or relating to trade or traders
Classic Sentence:
1  Meanwhile he held on to his modest position in a mercantile house in New Orleans, where an equal familiarity with English, French and Spanish gave him no small value as a clerk and correspondent.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In II
2  The story of "old Prue," in the second volume, was an incident that fell under the personal observation of a brother of the writer, then collecting-clerk to a large mercantile house, in New Orleans.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLV
3  Her husband was captain of a mercantile boat plying between Dublin and Holland; and they had one child.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In A PAINFUL CASE
4  At the end of two months, being obliged to go to Lisbon about some mercantile affairs, he took the two philosophers with him in his ship.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In IV
Example Sentence:
1  The ultimate purpose of mercantile policy was to enhance national strength, provide self-sufficiency, and pay for military power.