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  • These consisted of stock certificates, deeds of trust, and promissory notes.   (source)
  • It felt good to laugh; the stock market had fallen five points today.   (source)
  • Her only problem was that dumb stock market; it didn't want to play the game.   (source)
  • The stock market had dropped another twelve points.   (source)
  • On that stock alone they had a loss of $1,350, not counting commissions.   (source)
    stock = shares of ownership of a corporation
  • You know, Turtle, you may be right about putting our money in the stock market.   (source)
    stock = related to shares of ownership of corporations
  • So was the stock market, which fell another six points.   (source)
  • Now if only the stock market would go up, she'd show Mr. Westing about refining gold.   (source)
    stock = shares of ownership of corporations
  • She is not following any stock with a symbol like MT, so it must be one of her clues.   (source)
    stock = shares of ownership of a corporation
  • In the morning the stock market rose three points.   (source)
    stock = related to shares of ownership of corporations
  • You'd think one of them would know something about the stock market.   (source)
  • The stock market jumped twenty-five points.   (source)
  • She had made one million dollars in the stock market, lost it all, then made five million more.   (source)
  • Never mind, just write down the prices of our stocks as they cross the tape like I'm doing.   (source)
    stocks = shares of ownership of different corporations
  • "I'm okay," Turtle replied, the final prices of actively traded stocks rumbling in her ear.   (source)
  • We'll do just that, we'll add WPP to the list of stocks we're going to buy.   (source)
  • "Look, there goes one of our stocks," Turtle replied.   (source)
  • He went to the court reporter, said something, and the reporter entertained us for some minutes by reading Mr. Tate's testimony as if it were stock-market quotations: "…which eye her left oh yes that'd make it her right it was her right eye Mr. Finch I remember now she was bunged."   (source)
    stock = regarding shares of ownership of corporations
  • That meant selling every stock mentioned in their clues and buying more shares of Westing Paper Products—at a loss of some thousands of dollars.   (source)
    stock = share of ownership of a corporation
  • Their clues: "SEA MOUNTAIN AM O" stood for symbols of three corporations listed on the stock exchange: SEA, MT (the abbreviation for mountain), AMO.   (source)
    stock = related to shares of ownership of corporations
  • You know your father operates in the afternoon; why don't you go to your room and work on stock market reports or whatever you do in there.   (source)
  • The dressmaker thought of the clue Chris had dropped; no stock symbol had five letters or even resembled the word plain.   (source)
  • In spite of the fact that the stock market dropped thirty points since we received our ten thousand dollars, we have increased our capital to $11,587.   (source)
  • So every half hour Turtle had to ask permission to go to the lavatory in order to keep up with the latest stock market reports.   (source)
  • She had been his legal adviser; she would inherit his stock and serve as a director of the company until the day she, too, would be elected chairman of the board.   (source)
    stock = shares of ownership of a corporation
  • Plays the stock market.   (source)
    stock = related to shares of ownership of corporations
  • Besides, I didn't pick these stocks.   (source)
    stocks = shares of ownership of different corporations
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  • Ah got a hankerin' for soppin' up the stock, and my bet is that bread's just fine, mushy like spoonbread.   (source)
    stock = broth used for making soups and sauces
  • The Indian tribe sold tax-free tobacco products, and smokers came from miles away to stock up.   (source)
    stock = put into usable storage
  • With a dull cracking sound, the stock of the shotgun smashed into the back of his skull.   (source)
    stock = heavy, rear part
  • Give him some, bacon is good for the stock.   (source)
    stock = definition too common or rare to be of interest
  • Yeah, gotta run to the warehouse and stock up.†   (source)
  • Time to stock up on groceries.†   (source)
  • Who could step in while I take a break in your stock-standard resort-style vacation destination, whether it be tropical or of the ski trip variety?†   (source)
  • August really wanted to be a Star Wars character called Boba Fett, so Mom looked for a Boba Fett costume in August's size, which, strangely enough, was out of stock everywhere.†   (source)
  • My old stock answer was that I wanted to stay alive for my parents, because they would be all gutted and childless in the wake of me, and that was still true kind of, but that wasn't it, exactly.†   (source)
  • He stocks many of the things we need and he treats us like people.†   (source)
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  • As they came to a halt in the middle of the street or stood stock-still in their houses, afraid to move in the utter blackness, they were reminded of something they preferred not to think about: that someday the lights of the city might go out and never come back on.†   (source)
  • After that, we'd go to the grocery store at the bottom of the hill and stock up on staples such as beans and rice, powdered milk, and canned goods.†   (source)
  • She gets up, quickly taking stock of the situation.†   (source)
  • Though Louie soon knew what it meant, his stock reply was "No, California."†   (source)
  • The torches hadn't been lit, and when Riddle pushed the door almost closed, Harry could only just see him, standing stock-still by the door, watching the passage outside.†   (source)
  • 22-caliber Remington with a 4-x-20 scope and a plastic stock.†   (source)
  • When he was behind a tree he stood carefully and took stock.†   (source)
  • Take stock in America, the will said.†   (source)
  • Breeded stock?†   (source)
  • Their eyes on her, their scowls, taking bitter stock of her with her fur trim at wrists and neck, her lizard handbag.†   (source)
  • Breeding stock?†   (source)
  • They continued their nose watch, tracking my rhinal growth like traders tracking stock on Wall Street.†   (source)
  • So no local stock if the supply chain gets disrupted?†   (source)
  • They were bemused to watch pieces of paper flitting about the room as if it were the floor of a stock exchange.†   (source)
  • Papaw had retired only a few years earlier, owned stock in Armco, and had a lucrative pension.†   (source)
  • You must be low on supplies—wait here and I'll stock you up."†   (source)
  • I have to get as much of our stock as I can to safety.†   (source)
  • You can't put too much stock in his rambling nonsense.†   (source)
  • I have to stock up on extra healing potions every time I come down here.†   (source)
  • I took stock of the lifeboat.†   (source)
  • Once again, he took stock of his body, pressing on his shoulders, his chest, his stomach.†   (source)
  • The curator lay a moment, gasping for breath, taking stock.†   (source)
  • The two men walked into the little room, and Bod stood stock still between them and thought of Mr. Pennyworth's lessons.†   (source)
  • Her heart pounding, Violet stood stock-still, wondering if Count Olaf or one of his accomplices would come and investigate.†   (source)
  • He stocks the shelves with clean towels, miniature shampoo bottles, and bars of almond-scented soap.†   (source)
  • Okay, so he also reads Tom Clancy novels and the newspapers and does crossword puzzles and tracks his stocks, but those things are all distractions.†   (source)
  • Emma Adler was the sole heir to the biggest block of stock in the Savannah Bank.†   (source)
  • We are quiet, stock-still.†   (source)
  • It's the only way to replace stock in Jurassic Park.†   (source)
  • We tried to stock up on a few extra tins of food.†   (source)
  • They're prime breeding stock.†   (source)
  • She took stock of the ball of yarn in her hand.†   (source)
  • "It seems like you're in an awful hurry to stock up."†   (source)
  • Stock was burned.†   (source)
  • She's shown me her stock of tinfoil.†   (source)
  • Miss Caroline stood stock still, then grabbed me by the collar and hauled me back to her desk.†   (source)
  • Too bad I can't buy stock in the juice company-I am watching a trend in the making.†   (source)
  • "The guns'll be real," says Russell, still prone and firing, the stock of the toy gun tight against his cheek.†   (source)
  • He's crazy about stock-car racing."†   (source)
  • He holds the pin as stock-still as he can.†   (source)
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