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broker
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I’ve learned to buy mutual funds online without a broker.
  someone who negotiates or facilitates agreements between other parties (such as a real estate or stock broker)
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Strongly Associated with:   brokerage
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"Broker" can also be used as a verb; e.g., "She brokered a peace agreement in the Middle East."
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  • I’ve learned to buy mutual funds online without a broker.
  • "Maybe I want to broker a truce," he said.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • "I know," Sammy says to broker the peace.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • The Americans were worried that their ally General Musharraf was too unpopular in Pakistan to be effective against the Taliban, so they had helped broker an unlikely power-sharing deal.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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  • Just some other brokers from Charlotte and Columbia.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Willie was also a broker, and being one of the first Ceylonese to work for the English firm of E. John and Co. brought them most of their local business.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • The movie "The Model and the Marriage Broker" will be shown in the living room this evening.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • broker’s commission = +90
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • I didn’t like that room, and I thought it would be better after that for Metty not to use the car and for me to be my own customs clerk and broker.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • TO BE SOLD AT THE OFFICE OF WILLIAM TONGUE, BROKER, AT THE HOUSE OF THE LATE MR. WALDRON NEAR THE EXCHANGE (LOWER END OF BROAD STREET) THE FOLLOWING GOODS AND MERCHANDISE, VIZ.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains

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  • …lives kicked up (for me) a lot of ugly echoes from childhood, moving boxes and kitchen smells and shadowed bedrooms with the life gone out of them all but more than this, pulsing throughout, a sort of ominous mechanical hum audible (apparently) only to me, heavily-breathing apprehensions which the voices of the brokers, ringing cheerfully against the polished surfaces as they walked around switching on the lights and pointing out the stainless-steel appliances, did little to dispel.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • There were salesmen, mortgage brokers, lawyers from Houston, and local attorneys.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • You have a broker, have you not?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • They were drovers and stock raisers, who had come from far states, and brokers and commission merchants, and buyers for all the big packing houses.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Dad brokers the deal.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • E*ut here in the country, we still marry the one our parents pick out with the shad-chart, the marriage broker.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • He had hoped only a handful of Vatican power brokers knew of Opus Dei’s impending annulment.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Little by little the scene on the quay became more animated; sailors of various nations, merchants, ship-brokers, porters, fellahs, bustled to and fro as if the steamer were immediately expected.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • He was a sly-looking little man with side whiskers, a solicitor in a very small way of business, but sharp enough to have realised earlier than anyone else that Animal Farm would need a broker and that the commissions would be worth having.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • It was natural for him to live out here on the island, close to the power brokers, so to speak.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • They make a living selling their mushrooms to brokers who set up shop in motel rooms near the forests.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • There had not been many such eligible young men as he in Mukaihara, and numerous marriage brokers had sounded him out.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • What is the ruinous discount which Mordecai, the broker, gets from poor Woebegone, the bankrupt, on a loan to keep Woebegone’s family from starvation; what is that ruinous discount but a Fast-Fish?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The upshot was, that we found a worthy young merchant or shipping-broker, not long established in business, who wanted intelligent help, and who wanted capital, and who in due course of time and receipt would want a partner.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Each time he succeeded in dumping some on the world market for a loss it was snapped up by canny Egyptian brokers in the Levant, who sold it back to him at the original price, so that he was really worse off than before.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • He wore an expensive brown silk suit like the guys on Wall Street wear, but you’d never mistake this dude for a broker.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • This experience entitled me to be regarded as a sort of real-estate broker by my friends.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • By the icigo he recognized Brujon, who was a prowler of the barriers, by the icicaille he knew Babet, who, among his other trades, had been an old-clothes broker at the Temple.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • One broker, though, remembered Smith ("He’s been in and out of here going on a good ten years"), and was able to produce a ticket for a bearskin rug pawned during the first week in November.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • And as they walked through the stone and plaster city brokers peered at them from barred windows and servants put one eye to a slitted gate and mothers turned the faces of their youngest children inward against their skirts.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • Mavens are really information brokers, sharing and trading what they know.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Only people like stock-brokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • He had gone over to Klein’s, looking up some cotton broker whom he wished to see in regard to securities, exchanges, stocks, bonds, or something of the sort, Madame Ratignolle did not remember what.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • I want to be a broker and make lots of money like my bosses.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Doctors, chauffeurs, and Protestant clergymen could never smell of liquor, as could painters, brokers, cavalry leaders; Dick blamed himself only for indiscretion.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • I couldn’t sit at the rich kids’ table because I don’t have a cell phone or a broker.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • "Just so," replied the galley slave, "and the offence for which they gave him that punishment was having been an ear-broker, nay body-broker; I mean, in short, that this gentleman goes as a pimp, and for having besides a certain touch of the sorcerer about him."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • I hope you won’t think it selfish, Copperfield, if I mention that the broker carried off my little round table with the marble top, and Sophy’s flower-pot and stand?’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Police officers who worked near Capitol Hill were never certain what power broker they might mistakenly pull over in a limousine, and so most simply chose not to take the chance.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The broker hurried over to my father.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • I tried to phone my broker but all the lines are tied up.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • "She is leaving me," said the Abbess, "for some work across the city and when I have spoken here I must leave you both, for the flour-broker will not wait for me any longer, and our argument will take a long time."
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • The next day, Sunday, she went to Rouen to call on all the brokers whose names she knew.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • "You shall open a broker’s shop in Boston next month," said the black man.
    Washington Irving  --  The Devil and Tom Walker
  • For Lord Hamlet, Believe so much in him, that he is young; And with a larger tether may he walk Than may be given you: in few, Ophelia, Do not believe his vows; for they are brokers,— Not of that dye which their investments show, But mere implorators of unholy suits, Breathing like sanctified and pious bawds, The better to beguile.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Now, by my modesty, a goodly broker!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • I’m on a different diet, I can’t look at the tape, and my broker can’t get me on the telephone.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Challenge me the count’s youth to fight with him; hurt him in eleven places; my niece shall take note of it: and assure thyself there is no love-broker in the world can more prevail in man’s commendation with woman than report of valour.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • …ours is the more bold and palpable infringement of human rights; actually buying a man up, like a horse,—looking at his teeth, cracking his joints, and trying his paces and then paying down for him,—having speculators, breeders, traders, and brokers in human bodies and souls,—sets the thing before the eyes of the civilized world in a more tangible form, though the thing done be, after all, in its nature, the same; that is, appropriating one set of human beings to the use and…
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • "But, lor’, Ma’am," ejaculated Mrs. Blenkinsop, "we was only grocers when we married Mr. S., who was a stock-broker’s clerk, and we hadn’t five hundred pounds among us, and we’re rich enough now."
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
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