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Definition typically futures contracts (something to be delivered at a later date) on bulk goods such as grains, metals, livestock, oil, cotton, coffee, sugar and cocoa
  • She has moved some of her investments into commodities because she's concerned about inflation.
  • Many people still live under inhuman conditions while they continue to produce commodities that make capitalists richer and richer.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • Only two things indicated the social condition of Moscow—the rabble, that is the poor people, and the price of commodities.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • As if in an economics class I had been ushered over into a column of transmutable commodities: the Murdered.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • The price of gold soared and the commodities of life were almost beyond the dreams of avarice.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • I have no way, and therefore want no eyes; I stumbled when I saw: full oft 'tis seen Our means secure us, and our mere defects Prove our commodities.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • To engage in such idyllic practices, a man had to have an amazing surplus of one of life's most precious commodities: time.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • What commodities do you turn out?
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Fruits are acceptable gifts,[459] because they are the flower of commodities, and admit of fantastic values being attached to them.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • The space where these commodities should have been was bare.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • He lived half-naked in his bed, which all the rest of the room approached, heaped up with commodities and dirt.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • So then we would say, talkin' real properlike, "My partner and I are interested in purchasing one of your more expensive commodities.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • Or you could demand commodities: non-potable water, steel of defined grade, heavy water of power plant specs, other things.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • When your Socialism comes it may be different, and we may think in terms of commodities instead of cash.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Nevertheless, all commodities and ideas circulate throughout the Union as freely as in a country inhabited by one people.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Focus on the basic commodities.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • You find the freak of nature who can play the position brilliantly and you have one of the most valuable commodities in professional sports.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • But there are only two ways of lowering the price of commodities.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • They may prefer a system which would give unlimited scope to all nations to be the carriers as well as the purchasers of their commodities.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Bargains and trades are announced, social doings, prices of commodities, messages.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley

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