a. selling or related to selling goods in large quantities; large-scale; on a large scale without careful discrimination
The latest figures for American wholesale prices show they fell by nearly two percent last month.
Sentence in Classic:
He had virtually retired from the wholesale hardware trade before he built Stone Lodge, and was now looking about for a suitable opportunity of making an arithmetical figure in Parliament.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
For instance, had pepper represented the nearest article within reach, she had added pepper wholesale.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
Well, sir, every day, ay, and twice and thrice in the same day, there have been orders and complaints, and I have been sent flying to all the wholesale chemists in town.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
The air was thick with rumors of wholesale hangings by the Yankees should the guilty parties be found and of a concerted uprising against the whites by the negroes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
He met some neighbors with whom Elzbieta had made friends in her neighborhood, and he set out to make Socialists of them by wholesale, and several times he all but got into a fight.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
He who is the religious advocate of marriage robs whole millions of its sacred influence, and leaves them to the ravages of wholesale pollution.
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass By Frederick Douglass Context
But this poetry done into solemn prose meant either wholesale confiscation of private property in the South, or vast appropriations.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context