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Haggle   /hˈægəl/   Listen

An instance of intense argument (as in bargaining).  Synonyms: haggling, wrangle, wrangling.

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"Haggle" Quotes from Famous Books

... said the girl, carelessly. Plainly she was not one to haggle. "Here, I'll give you two double handfuls—see, like that," and she measured the price into the other cap, not skimping. They were generous, heaping handfuls, and they reduced her horde by half. "Now!" she ...
— The Wrong Twin • Harry Leon Wilson

... the forest is mine," he said, crossing himself quickly, and holding out his hand. "Take the money; it's my forest. That's Ryabinin's way of doing business; he doesn't haggle over every half-penny," he added, scowling and waving ...
— Anna Karenina • Leo Tolstoy

... natural feeling! Ingratitude is not to be found in the heart of man, but self-interest is there; those who are ungrateful for benefits received are fewer than those who do a kindness for their own ends. If you sell me your gifts, I will haggle over the price; but if you pretend to give, in order to sell later on at your own price, you are guilty of fraud; it is the free gift which is beyond price. The heart is a law to itself; if you try to bind it, you lose it; give it its liberty, ...
— Emile • Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Words linked to "Haggle" :   bargain, bargain down, beat down, bargaining, dicker

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