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black market

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Definition an illegal market that trades in illegal goods, stolen goods, or goods sold illegally to avoid tax payments, licensing requirements, or rationing
  • India's black market in kidneys arose in response to a combination of the shortage of the organs and extreme poverty amongst people who can survive with one of their two kidneys.
black market = the coming together of people who buy and sell things illegally
  • It's illegal to sell elephant ivory, but it is still sold in the black market.
  • black market = where things are sold illegally
  • Everyone's trading on the black market; every errand boy has something to offer.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • black market = where people buy and sell things illegally
  • We also purchase ration books on the black market.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • black market = where things are bought and sold illegally
  • 50 guilders on the black market.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • black market = the coming together of people who buy and sell things illegally
  • He talked about his life at home, the black market and how he felt like a worthless bum.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • black market = the coming together of people who buy and sell things illegally
  • Maybe Miep will be able to scrounge up something on the black market.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • black market = the coming together of people who buy and sell things illegally
  • The black market is doing a booming business.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • black market = the coming together of people who buy and sell things illegally
  • According to the newspaper, everyone is entitled to half a pound, but they mean those lucky souls who get their ration books from the government, not Jews in hiding like us who can only afford to buy four rather than eight ration books on the black market.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • black market = the coming together of people who buy and sell things illegally
  • The harsh lifestyle, the lack of food, the drabness of people's dress, the discrepancy between the official exchange rate and the black market.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • Emily dropped her voice as if she were discussing selling contraband on the black market.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • I suppose you could steal it or buy it on the black market.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Now the black market is so much healthier than the legitimate economy I've seen people use zaires for repairing cracks in their walls.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • But—black market, barter currency?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I removed a black market fifty-mark bill from my tunic pocket.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • He said he'd bought it on the black market.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • You can get good money for it on the black market.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Half the food on this planet is in the black market, or is not reckoned through one ruling or another.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Because regulation of a legal market is bound to fail when a healthy black market exists for the same product.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • The black market can supply what the wealthy people need.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'

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