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  • n. Plural form of auction.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of auction.


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  • Sega is selling it for $100$9. 99. eBay — An application for participating in auctions from the phone with a new interface.

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  • Frank Martell of Heritage Auctions, which started live wine sales in Beverly Hills as well as regular online sales in 2011, is bullish on the growth of what he calls "auctions with training wheels." -- Top News

  • Or that of the "Hope Diamond's curse" fabricated at the beginning of 20th century to add mysticism to the stone (this achievement was useful to increase its price in auctions).

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  • The kicker to this set of auctions is that 30% of the proceeds are going to The Haven Foundation, an organization whose mission is “to strengthen and sustain the careers of freelance professional writers, artists and others connected with the entertainment industry across the United States who are in financial need due to a medical condition or who have been adversely affected as a result of a natural disaster.”

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  • Investors in auction-rate securities, long-term debt instruments whose prices reset in periodic short-term auctions, were trapped in the investments after the $330 billion market collapsed in early 2008.

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  • If Ebay wants to stay relevant, they need to realize their core competency was once in auctions, and do them right.

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  • In Athens at the weekend, Wen attempted to smooth over relations between China and the west by offering support for the euro and suggesting that China would participate in auctions of indebted nations 'government bonds, including Greece, as they seek to refinance their struggling economies.

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  • The Ministry of Land and Resources and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development reiterated that local governments must designate at least 70% of land offered in auctions for subsidized public apartments and small - to medium-sized homes, and said in a joint statement those that fail to do so will be barred from offering land for luxury housing.

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  • The latest round of eBay auctions is going fairly well, and I thank everyone who's bid thus far.

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  • The current round of eBay auctions is almost over.

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