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barter

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Definition to trade things of value without involving money
  • The IRS is investigating a barter exchange that we belonged to.
  • The camp was in some ways like a trading post in an old-time gold rush, and much was for sale or barter, from sweaters to mobile phones to antibiotics to, quietly, sex and drugs,
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • barter = trade (things of value without involving money)
  • ...they usually bartered with a promise of something to eat tomorrow or the next day in exchange for something to eat today,
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • bartered = traded (things of value without involving money)
  • ...she sat beside him on the car seat they had bartered for and used now as a sofa,
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • bartered = traded (things of value without involving money)
  • ...a promise of something to eat tomorrow or the next day in exchange for something to eat today, a bartering not so much of different goods, exactly, but of time.
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • bartering = trading (things of value without involving money)
  • The daily supplies at each of these were exhausted within hours, sometimes within minutes, and the only option then was to barter with one's neighbors or kin or acquaintances,
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • barter = trade (things of value without involving money)
  • ...since most people had little to barter with, they usually bartered with a promise of something to eat tomorrow or the next day in exchange for something to eat today, a bartering not so much of different goods, exactly, but of time.
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • barter = trade (things of value without involving money)
  • They would not barter them for any earthly pleasure.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • She had sewn money and jewelry into the lining of her dress, enough, she thought, to barter rides all the way.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Bella, if you compare the level of commitment between a marital union as opposed to bartering your soul in exchange for an eternity as a vampire...
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • It can be bought, and sold, and bartered away.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • This isn't something I can barter: it's something I have to do.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • In this poor stuffed crow, with its pathetic bartering, and its neat buttons, nothing of the owner had been left.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Members of the council would scandalously barter for votes.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Survival is a continuous negotiation, as you have to barter covertly for every service the government pretends to provide, but actually doesn't.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Yeah, yeah, I know what they call someone who barters her body in exchange for something she wants.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • He was the inventor of the plough and a system of barter; he is worshiped by the Chinese peasant as the "prince of cereals."
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • And she's trying to barter for our flowers!
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Bartering was the only way to get the iron.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Politics is a bartering game.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death

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