PURCHASE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PURCHASE
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 v.  buy something; acquire something by paying for it
Classic Sentence: (130 in 9 pages)
1  She had decided to defer the purchase of the dressing-case till she should receive the bill for her new opera-cloak, and the resolve made her feel much richer than when she had entered the shop.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
2  Not a bad purchase for Rosedale, though: attracts attention, and awes the Western sight-seer.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
3  The great event was their purchase of a summer cottage, down on Lake Minniemashie.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
4  He had come to purchase a wedding gift for his daughter, Janet, and an outfit for himself in which he might make a creditable appearance at her marriage.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXIII
5  It happened sometimes when Edna went to see Mademoiselle Reisz that the little musician was absent, giving a lesson or making some small necessary household purchase.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXXIII
6  The dinner was of ordinary quality, except for the few delicacies which she had sent out to purchase.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXXIV
7  He went out to a neighboring cigar stand to purchase cigarette papers, and when he came back he found that Celestine had served the black coffee in the parlor.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXXIV
8  They had talked about looking at more houses before they made the purchase; but then they did not know where any more were, and they did not know any way of finding out.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
9  The customer had desired to purchase an alarm clock, and the boss had shown him two exactly similar, telling him that the price of one was a dollar and of the other a dollar seventy-five.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
10  Their beams of crimson seemed to get no purchase upon the bodies of their foes; the latter seemed to evade them with ease, and come through, between, around, and about with unopposed skill.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
11  Various spectators, intending to purchase, or not intending, examining, and commenting on their various points and faces with the same freedom that a set of jockeys discuss the merits of a horse.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXX
12  The machinery had still to be installed, and Whymper was negotiating the purchase of it, but the structure was completed.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
13  By the evening of that day Napoleon was back at work, and on the next day it was learned that he had instructed Whymper to purchase in Willingdon some booklets on brewing and distilling.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
14  Nobody was ever on any account to give anybody anything, or render anybody help without purchase.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII
15  "I hoarded it to purchase my freedom," said Gurth.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
Example Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
16  While I had to purchase it, it was VERY easy to setup, and recording was a cinch that is actually the first time that I have.
17  The purchase price of a plug-in hybrid is expected to be considerably higher than for a conventional diesel car since the batteries are still expensive.
18  Most stores will allow the purchaser to exchange goods.
19  We want to encourage them to group together to act as a big purchaser.
20  The company offered to give one package gratis to every purchaser of one of their products.
21  He made a huge profit from the sale of shares purchased in January under the company's stock option program.
22  The receipt shows details of the item purchased.
23  The land was compulsorily purchased from the owner to make way for the new road.
24  So I went out and purchased a 10 foot length of vinyl rain gutter and cut it to size.
25  The many manufacturers glut the market and could not find purchasers for the excess articles they have produced.
26  A thrifty shopper compares prices before making major purchases.
27  Many shoppers still rationalize luxury purchases as investments.
28  Please collect your purchases from the customer collection point.
29  I cut my purchases dramatically by the simple expedient of destroying my credit cards.
30  But economists have grown increasingly concerned that even beefed-up ECB action, such as large-scale government bond purchases, would be far less effective in the eurozone than similar measures in the U.S. and U.K. have been in boosting growth there.