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price

 (prīs)
n.
1. The amount as of money or goods, asked for or given in exchange for something else.
2. The cost at which something is obtained: believes that the price of success is hard work.
3. The cost of bribing someone: maintained that every person has a price.
4. A reward offered for the capture or killing of a person: a felon with a price on his head.
5. Archaic Value or worth.
tr.v. priced, pric·ing, pric·es
1. To fix or establish a price for: shoes that are priced at sixty dollars.
2. To find out the price of: spent the day pricing dresses.
Idiom:
price out of the market
To eliminate the demand for (goods or services) by setting prices too high.

[Middle English pris, from Old French, from Latin pretium; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

price′a·ble adj.
pric′er n.

price

(praɪs)
n
1. the sum in money or goods for which anything is or may be bought or sold
2. the cost at which anything is obtained
3. the cost of bribing a person
4. a sum of money offered or given as a reward for a capture or killing
5. value or worth, esp high worth
6. (Gambling, except Cards) gambling another word for odds
7. at any price whatever the price or cost
8. at a price at a high price
9. beyond price without price invaluable or priceless
10. the price of someone Irish what someone deserves, esp a fitting punishment: it's just the price of him.
11. what price something? what are the chances of something happening now?
vb (tr)
12. to fix or establish the price of
13. to ascertain or discover the price of
14. (Commerce) price out of the market to charge so highly for as to prevent the sale, hire, etc, of
[C13 pris, from Old French, from Latin pretium price, value, wage]
ˈpricer n

price

(praɪs)

n., v. priced, pric•ing. n.
1. the sum or amount of money or its equivalent for which anything is bought, sold, or offered for sale.
2. a sum offered for the capture of a person alive or dead: to put a price on someone's head.
3. an amount of money for which a person will forsake principles or obligations: They claim that every politician has his price.
4. that which must be given, done, or undergone in order to obtain a thing.
5. Archaic. value or worth.
v.t.
6. to fix the price of.
7. to ask or find out the price of.
[1175–1225; Middle English pris(e) < Old French < Latin pretium price, value, worth]

Price

(praɪs)

n.
1. (Edward) Reynolds, born 1933, U.S. novelist.
2. (Mary) Le•on•tyne (ˈli ənˌtin) born 1927, U.S. soprano.

price

cost
1. 'price' and 'cost'

The price or cost of something is the amount of money you must pay to buy it.

The price of oil doubled in a few months.
They are worried about the rising cost of food.

You can also use cost to refer to the amount of money needed to do or make something.

The cost of raising a child is very high.
The building was recently restored at a cost of £500,000.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'price' in this way. Don't say, for example, 'The price of raising a child is very high.'

2. 'costs'

You use the plural noun costs when you are referring to the total amount of money needed to run something such as a business.

We need to cut our costs in order to make a profit.
Stores have had to raise their prices to cover increased costs.
3. 'cost' used as a verb

You use cost as a verb to talk about the amount of money that you must pay for something.

The dress costs $200.
How much do these new phones cost?

You can use cost with two objects to say how much money someone pays for something on a particular occasion. The past tense and -ed participle of cost is cost.

A two-day stay there cost me $125.
How much did that haircut cost you?

Be Careful!
Don't use 'to' after cost in a sentence like this. Don't say, for example, 'How much did that haircut cost to you?'


price

prize
1. 'price'

The price /praɪs/ of something is the amount of money that you must pay to buy it.

The price of a cup of coffee is almost five dollars.
The price is shown on the label.
See price - cost
2. 'prize'

A prize /praɪz/ is something given to someone for winning a competition or game, or for doing good work.

He won a prize in a painting competition.
She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.

price


Past participle: priced
Gerund: pricing

Imperative
price
price
Present
I price
you price
he/she/it prices
we price
you price
they price
Preterite
I priced
you priced
he/she/it priced
we priced
you priced
they priced
Present Continuous
I am pricing
you are pricing
he/she/it is pricing
we are pricing
you are pricing
they are pricing
Present Perfect
I have priced
you have priced
he/she/it has priced
we have priced
you have priced
they have priced
Past Continuous
I was pricing
you were pricing
he/she/it was pricing
we were pricing
you were pricing
they were pricing
Past Perfect
I had priced
you had priced
he/she/it had priced
we had priced
you had priced
they had priced
Future
I will price
you will price
he/she/it will price
we will price
you will price
they will price
Future Perfect
I will have priced
you will have priced
he/she/it will have priced
we will have priced
you will have priced
they will have priced
Future Continuous
I will be pricing
you will be pricing
he/she/it will be pricing
we will be pricing
you will be pricing
they will be pricing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pricing
you have been pricing
he/she/it has been pricing
we have been pricing
you have been pricing
they have been pricing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pricing
you will have been pricing
he/she/it will have been pricing
we will have been pricing
you will have been pricing
they will have been pricing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pricing
you had been pricing
he/she/it had been pricing
we had been pricing
you had been pricing
they had been pricing
Conditional
I would price
you would price
he/she/it would price
we would price
you would price
they would price
Past Conditional
I would have priced
you would have priced
he/she/it would have priced
we would have priced
you would have priced
they would have priced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.price - the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)price - the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold); "the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver"; "he puts a high price on his services"; "he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection"
value - the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable; "the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"
average cost - total cost for all units bought (or produced) divided by the number of units
differential cost, incremental cost, marginal cost - the increase or decrease in costs as a result of one more or one less unit of output
expensiveness - the quality of being high-priced
assessment - the market value set on assets
inexpensiveness - the quality of being affordable
2.price - the amount of money needed to purchase somethingprice - the amount of money needed to purchase something; "the price of gasoline"; "he got his new car on excellent terms"; "how much is the damage?"
cost - the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
asking price, selling price - the price at which something is offered for sale
bid price - (stock market) the price at which a broker is willing to buy a certain security
closing price - (stock market) the price of the last transaction completed during a day's trading session
factory price - price charged for goods picked up at the factory
highway robbery - an exorbitant price; "what they are asking for gas these days is highway robbery"
purchase price - the price at which something is actually purchased
cash price, spot price - the current delivery price of a commodity traded in the spot market
support level - (stock market) the price at which a certain security becomes attractive to investors
valuation - assessed price; "the valuation of this property is much too high"
3.price - value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain somethingprice - value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something; "the cost in human life was enormous"; "the price of success is hard work"; "what price glory?"
value - the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable; "the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"
death toll - the number of deaths resulting from some particular cause such as an accident or a battle or a natural disaster
4.price - the high value or worth of something; "her price is far above rubies"
worth - the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful
5.price - a monetary reward for helping to catch a criminal; "the cattle thief has a price on his head"
reward - the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property
6.price - cost of bribing someone; "they say that every politician has a price"
cost - the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
7.Price - United States operatic soprano (born 1927)
Verb1.price - determine the price of; "The grocer priced his wares high"
set, determine - fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules"
mark up - increase the price of
rig, manipulate - manipulate in a fraudulent manner; "rig prices"
overprice - price excessively high
underquote - offer for sale at a price lower than the market price
2.price - ascertain or learn the price of; "Have you priced personal computers lately?"
ascertain - learn or discover with certainty

price

noun
1. cost, value, rate, charge, bill, figure, worth, damage (informal), amount, estimate, fee, payment, expense, assessment, expenditure, valuation, face value, outlay, asking price a sharp increase in the price of petrol What's the price on that one?
2. consequences, penalty, cost, result, sacrifice, toll, forfeit He's paying the price for pushing his body so hard.
3. reward, bounty, compensation, premium, recompense He is still at large despite the high price on his head.
verb
1. evaluate, value, estimate, rate, cost, assess, put a price on The shares are priced at 330p.
at any price whatever the cost, regardless, no matter what the cost, anyhow, cost what it may, expense no object We want the hostages home at any price.
beyond price priceless, treasured, precious, invaluable, inestimable, without price, of incalculable value a treasure that was beyond price
Quotations
"There's no such thing as a free lunch" [Milton Friedman book title]
Proverbs
"You don't get something for nothing"

price

noun
1. An amount paid or to be paid for a purchase:
Informal: tab.
2. A loss sustained in the accomplishment of or as the result of something:
Translations
ثَمَنسِعْرقيمَة ، سِعْريَجِد السِّعْريَضَعُ سِعْرا
preu
cenaocenitoznačit cenouzjistit cenu
prisprissætte
preciovalorarcostoponer/marcar el precio
hindhindama
hintahinnoitella
cijena
árár1: árat megállapítárazbeáraz
kynna sér verîverîverî, òaî sem e-î útheimtirverîmerkja
価格値段報酬手間賃費用
가격
aukšta kainalabai juokingasneįkandamaspažymėti kainą antsužinoti kainą
cenacenotnoteikt/uzlikt cenuuzzināt cenu/cenas
cenawycenić
označiť cenouzistiť cenu
cena
prisvärdera
ราคา
fiyatfiyat koymakfiyat öğrenmekfiyatlandırmakkarşılık
giá

price

[praɪs]
A. N
1. (Comm) → precio m
an increase in the price of petrolun aumento en el precio de la gasolina
we pay top prices for gold and silverpagamos los mejores precios por el oro y la plata
who knows what the price will be in six monthsquién sabe qué precio tendrá dentro de seis meses
that's my price, take it or leave iteso es lo que pido, o lo tomas o lo dejas
you can get it at a pricese puede conseguir, pero pagando
it's not for sale at any priceno está a la venta a ningún precio
their loyalty cannot be bought at any pricesu lealtad no tiene precio
at a reduced pricea (un) precio reducido, con rebaja
at today's pricesa los precios actuales
it is beyond priceno tiene precio
for a price he'll do it for a priceél lo hará, pero será carolo hará si le pagan
you can get anything you want for a pricepuedes conseguir todo lo que quieras pagando
he would kill a man for the price of a packet of cigarettesmataría a un hombre por el precio de una cajetilla de tabaco
two for the price of one (lit, fig) → dos al or por el precio de uno
can you give me a price for putting in a new window?¿cuánto me cobraría usted por colocar una ventana nueva?
to go down or come down or fall in pricebajar de precio
to go up or rise in pricesubir de precio
he got a good price for itsacó una buena suma por ello
everyone has their pricetodos tenemos un precio
he's got or there's a price on his headse ha puesto precio a su cabeza
to name one's pricefijar el precio, decir cuánto se quiere
to put a price on sthponer precio a algo
you can't put a price on friendshipla amistad no tiene precio
if the price is right he is prepared to make a comeback if the price is rightestá dispuesto a volver si se le paga bien
as long as the price is right, property will sellsi está a un buen precio, la propiedad se vende
what price all his promises now? (iro) → ¿de qué sirven todas sus promesas ahora?
see also closing B
see also cut-price, fixed B
see also half-price, retail E
2. (Fin, St Ex) (= quotation) → cotización f
stock prices fell again on Wall Streetlas cotizaciones en bolsa bajaron de nuevo en Wall Street
3. (Betting) (= odds) → puntos mpl de ventaja
what price ...? (= what's the betting) → ¿qué apuestas ...?
what price she'll change her mind?¿qué apuestas a que cambia de opinión?
what price war?¿qué apuestas a que estallará la guerra?
4. (= sacrifice) → precio m
that's the price we have to pay for progress; that's the price of progresses el precio que tenemos que pagar por el progreso
to pay the price (for sth)cargar con or pagar las consecuencias (de algo)
fame comes at a pricela fama se paga cara
he's famous now, but at what a price!ahora es famoso, ¡pero a qué precio! or ¡pero lo ha pagado caro!
at any price (with affirmative) → a toda costa
they want peace at any pricequieren la paz a toda costa; (with negative) a concert I wasn't going to miss at any priceun concierto que no me iba a perder por nada del mundo
to pay a high or heavy price for sthpagar algo muy caro
that's a small price to pay for independence/for keeping him happyeso es poco sacrificio a cambio de la independencia/de tenerlo contento
B. VT
1. (= fix price of) retailers usually price goods by adding 100% to the wholesale pricelos minoristas normalmente ponen precio a sus productos añadiendo un cien por cien al precio de costelos minoristas normalmente cargan un cien por cien al precio de coste de sus productos
tickets, priced £20, are now availablelas entradas ya están a la venta a un precio de 20 libras
it was priced too high/lowsu precio era demasiado alto/bajo
this stylish fryer, competitively priced at £29.99, can help you create new dishespor sólo £29.99, esta elegante freidora puede ayudarle a crear nuevos platos
there is a very reasonably priced menuhay un menú a un precio muy razonable
to price sb out of the markethacer que algn pierda competitividad (rebajando uno sus precios artificialmente)
the restaurant has priced itself out of the marketel restaurante ha subido demasiado los precios y ha perdido su competitividad en el mercado
you'll price yourself out of a job if you go on demanding so much moneycomo sigas exigiendo tanto dinero, pondrás en peligro tu trabajo
2. (= label with price) the tins of salmon weren't clearly pricedel precio de la latas de salmón no estaba claro or claramente indicado
it was priced at £15estaba marcado a un precio de 15 libras
3. (= estimate value of) → calcular el valor de
it was priced at £1,000estaba valorado en mil libras
4. (= find out price of) → comprobar el precio de
C. CPD price bracket N he's looking for a property in the £70,000 price bracketestá buscando una vivienda que cueste alrededor de las setenta mil libras
that is the normal price bracket for one of his creationsése es el precio normal de or eso es lo que se paga normalmente por una de sus creaciones
a traditional restaurant in the middle price bracketun restaurante tradicional con precios de un nivel medio (dentro de la escala)
price control Ncontrol m de precios
to impose price controlsaplicar control de precios
price cut Nrebaja f
price cutting Nreducción f de precios
price-earnings ratio N (Fin) → relación f precio ganancias
price fixing Nfijación f de precios
price freeze Ncongelación f de precios
price increase Nsubida f de precio
price index N (Brit) → índice m de precios
see also consumer B price inflation Ninflación f de los precios
price level Nnivel m de precios
price limit Ntope m, precio m tope
price list Nlista f de precios
price range N there are lots of good products in all price rangeshay gran cantidad de productos de buena calidad en una amplia gama de precios
in the medium or middle price rangedentro de un nivel medio de la escala de precios
the upper/lower end of the price rangeel nivel más alto/bajo en la escala de precios
(with)in/out of one's price rangedentro de/fuera de las posibilidades de uno
the hotel was somewhat out of my price rangeel hotel estaba un tanto fuera de mis posibilidades
price rigging Nfijación f fraudulenta de precios
they were accused of price riggingse les acusó de amañar los precios
price ring Ncártel m (para la fijación de precios)
price rise N = price increase prices and incomes policy Npolítica f de precios y salarios, política f de precios y rentas
price support Nsubsidio m de precios
price tag N (lit) → etiqueta f (del precio) (fig) → precio m
it doesn't justify the price tag of £17.5 millionno justifica un precio de 17,5 millones de libras
price war Nguerra f de precios
price down VT + ADVrebajar
price up VT + ADVaumentar el precio de

price

[ˈpraɪs]
n
(= cost) → prix m
what is the price of ... ? → combien coûte ... ?, quel est le prix de ... ?
to go up in price → augmenter
to rise in price → augmenter
to come down in price → baisser
to put a price on sth [+ health, friendship] → mettre un prix sur qch
You can't put a price on friendship → On ne peut pas mettre un prix sur l'amitié.
It's a small price to pay for ... (fig)C'est un petit prix à payer pour ...
It's a small price to pay for freedom → C'est un petit prix à payer pour la liberté.
to pay a high price for sth (fig)payer le prix fort pour qch
to pay the price for sth → payer le prix de qch
at a price
He regained his freedom, but at a price → Il a retrouvé sa liberté, mais cela lui a coûté cher.
to come at a price → avoir un prix
Fame comes at a price → La célébrité a un prix.
at any price (= at any cost) → à tout prix
a price on sb's head
There's a price on his head → Sa tête est mise à prix.
(= odds) → chances fpl
what price ... (= what are the odds)
What price he'll change his mind? → Quelles sont les chances qu'il change d'avis?
vt
[+ goods, service] → fixer le prix de
The least expensive will be priced at £7,000 → Le prix du moins cher sera fixé à 7000 livres.
The book is priced at £8.99 → Le prix du livre est fixé à 8 livres 99.
price out
vt sep
(= be too expensive) to price o.s. out of the market [company, product] → se placer au-dessus des prix du marché
to be priced out of the market [would-be house-buyer] → être exclu du marché de l'accession (à cause de la hausse des prix)
Local people are being priced out of the area → Les gens de la région sont exclus du marché de l'accession.
first-time buyers priced out of surrounding suburbs → des primo-accédants exclus des banlieues avoisinantes à cause de la hausse des prixprice bracket nfourchette f de prixprice control ncontrôle m des prixprice cut nréduction f de prixprice cutting nréductions fpl de prixprice-fixing [ˈpraɪsfɪksɪŋ] n (by firms)entente f illicite (sur les prix)price freeze nblocage m des prix, gel m des prix

price

n
Preis m; the price of coffee/carsdie Kaffee-/Autopreise pl; prices and incomes policyLohn-Preis-Politik f; to go up or rise/to go down or fall in priceteurer/billiger werden, im Preis steigen/fallen; they range in price from £10 to £30die Preise dafür bewegen sich zwischen £ 10 und £ 30; what is the price of that?was kostet das?; is that the final price?bleibt es bei dem Preis?; at a price of …zum Preis(e) von …; at a pricezum entsprechenden Preis, wenn man genug dafür hinlegt (inf); at a reduced priceverbilligt, zu herabgesetztem or reduziertem Preis (form); if the price is rightwenn der Preis stimmt; ask him for a price for the jobfrag ihn (mal), was das kostet
(fig)Preis m; everybody has his pricejeder hat seinen Preis; the price of victory/freedom/fameder Preis des Sieges/der Freiheit/des Ruhms or für den Sieg/die Freiheit/den Ruhm; but at what price!aber zu welchem Preis!; at any priceum jeden Preis; not at any priceum keinen Preis; at the price of losing his health and his familyauf Kosten seiner Gesundheit und seiner Familie; it’s too big a price to paydas ist ein zu hoher Preis; but what price honour?wie kann man Ehre bezahlen?
(= value, valuation) a diamond of great priceein sehr wertvoller Diamant; to put a price on somethingeinen Preis für etw nennen; but what price do you put on freedom?aber wie ließe sich die Freiheit mit Gold aufwiegen?; to be beyond/without pricenicht mit Geld zu bezahlen or mit Gold aufzuwiegen sein
(= reward)Preis m; to put a price on somebody’s headeine Belohnung auf jds Kopf (acc)aussetzen; to have a price on one’s headsteckbrieflich gesucht werden
(Betting: = odds) → Quote f; what price are they giving on that horse?wie stehen die Wetten für das Pferd?; the horse had a starting price of 3 to 1das Pferd wurde vor dem Start mit 3:1 gewettet; what price our being able to …? (inf)wetten, dass wir … können?; what price freedom/workers’ solidarity now? (inf)wie steht es jetzt mit der Freiheit/der Solidarität der Arbeiter?
vt (= fix price of)den Preis festsetzen von; (= put price label on)auszeichnen (at mit); (= ask price of)nach dem Preis fragen von; (fig: = estimate value of) → schätzen; it was priced at £5 (= marked £5)es war mit £ 5 ausgezeichnet; (= cost £5)es kostete £ 5; tickets priced at £20Karten zum Preis von £ 20; reasonably pricedangemessen im Preis; priced too high/lowzu teuer/billig; to price one’s goods/oneself out of the marketseine Waren/sich selbst durch zu hohe Preise konkurrenzunfähig machen; to price somebody out of the marketjdn durch niedrigere Preise vom Markt verdrängen

price

:
price agreement
nPreisvereinbarung f, → Preisabsprache f
price bracket
price ceiling
nPreis(ober)grenze f
price control
nPreiskontrolle f
price-controlled
price cut
nPreissenkung f
price cutter
nPreisbrecher(in) m(f)
price cutting
n(starke) Preissenkungen pl
price-earnings ratio
n (of shares)Kurs-Gewinn-Verhältnis nt
price fixing
nPreisfestlegung f
price freeze
nPreisstopp m
price gouging
nPreiswucherei f, → Abzockerei f (inf)
price increase
price index
nPreisindex m
price leader
n (Econ) → Preisführer(in) m(f)

price

:
price level
nPreisniveau nt
price limit
nPreisgrenze f
price list
nPreisliste f
price-maintained
price range
nPreisklasse f
price rigging
price ring
nPreiskartell nt
price rise
price saving
nPreisersparnis f
price structure
nPreisgefüge nt
price support
n (US) → Subvention f, → Preisstützung f
price tag, price ticket
nPreisschild nt
price war
nPreiskrieg m

price

[praɪs]
1. n
a. (also) (fig) → prezzo
to go up or rise in price → salire or aumentare di prezzo
to go down or fall in price → scendere or calare di prezzo
I got a good price for it → me lo hanno pagato bene
what is the price of that painting? → quanto costa quel quadro?
at a reduced price → a prezzo ribassato
we pay top prices for silver → offriamo ottimi prezzi per l'argento
every man has his price → ogni uomo ha il suo prezzo
the price of fame → il prezzo del successo
it's a small price to pay for it (fig) → non è che un piccolo sacrificio
to pay a high price for sth (also) (fig) → pagare caro qc
peace at any price → pace ad ogni costo or costi quello che costi
not at any price → per nessuna cosa al mondo
he regained his freedom, but at a price → ha riconquistato la sua libertà, ma a caro prezzo
b. (value, valuation) → valore m
to put a price on sth → valutare or stimare qc
to put a price on sb's head → mettere una taglia sulla testa di qn
what price his promises now? → a che valgono ora le sue promesse?
you can't put a price on it (fig) (friendship, loyalty) → è inestimabile
c. (Betting) (odds) → quotazione f, quota
2. vt (fix price of) → fissare il prezzo di; (put price label on) → prezzare, mettere il prezzo su; (ask price of) → chiedere il prezzo di
it was priced at £20 → il prezzo era di 20 sterline
it was priced too high/low → aveva un prezzo troppo alto/basso
to be priced out of the market (article) → essere così caro/a da diventare invendibile (producer, nation) → non poter sostenere la concorrenza
3. adj (index) → dei prezzi
prices and incomes policy → politica dei prezzi e dei salari

price

(prais) noun
1. the amount of money for which a thing is or can be bought or sold; the cost. The price of the book was $10.
2. what one must give up or suffer in order to gain something. Loss of freedom is often the price of success.
verb
1. to mark a price on. I haven't priced these articles yet.
2. to find out the price of. He went into the furniture shop to price the beds.
ˈpriceless adjective
1. too valuable to have a price. priceless jewels.
2. very funny. a priceless story.
ˈpricey adjective
expensive.
at a price
at a high price. We can get dinner at this hotel – at a price.
beyond/without price
very precious. Good health is beyond price.

price

سِعْر cena pris Preis τιμή precio hinta prix cijena prezzo 価格 가격 prijs pris cena preço цена pris ราคา fiyat giá 价格

price

n. precio, valor, costo.
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I want you all to come, can't let Beth off at any price, and nobody shall worry her.
He got the land at a low price but had spent a large sum of money to improve it.
I think if you stick out a little you can get a better royalty price.
Yes'm,' said Otto; `and he's sold 'em his oxen and his two bony old horses for the price of good workteams.
A dollar or two should be added to the price usually paid for Janie's shoes, which would insure their lasting an appreciable time longer than they usually did.
A small stock of brown sugar, some white beans and split peas, and a few other commodities of low price, and such as are constantly in demand, made up the bulkier portion of the merchandise.
But she named the infant "Pearl," as being of great price -- purchased with all she had -- her mother's only treasure
This, naturally, was declared by several voices to give the thing the utmost price, and our friend, with quiet art, prepared his triumph by turning his eyes over the rest of us and going on: "It's beyond everything.
With anxious grapnels I had sounded my pocket, and only brought up a few pieces of silver, --So, wherever you go, Ishmael, said I to myself, as I stood in the middle of a dreary street shouldering my bag, and comparing the gloom towards the north with the darkness towards the south --wherever in your wisdom you may conclude to lodge for the night, my dear Ishmael, be sure to inquire the price, and don't be too particular.
Five pounds, sir; that was the lowest price my master set.
He would agree to serve a certain quality at a certain price, and when the time came you and your friends would be drinking some horrible poison that could not be described.
I've raked, and scraped, and borrowed, and all but begged,--and the price of these two was needed to make up the balance, and I had to give them up.