Chris Page, a Coral Gables risk-management consultant, was bidding on behalf of several clients who preferred to remain anonymous.
Rivals can become vassals who do your bidding in exchange for your championing their wee causes.
At one point more than ten publishers were in the mix, some within Random House bidding against each other (as is their wont).
He was bidding a final farewell to the 9/11 nightmare and the odyssey to kill Osama bin Laden.
Ross vied for a monumental Joan Miro towering over five feet high but dropped out of the bidding.
Her voice was full of emotion and he turned his wheel and stopped at her bidding.
Armies would fight for his favour at the bidding of queens—to get what I have!
And then there seemed to me to be a new sound rising among the thunder, and I called to Harek, bidding him hearken.
After a time, too, the visions vanish, and will not appear again at my bidding.
But the Spartans cast the envoys into a pit, bidding them take thence earth and water to carry to the king.
probably a merger of two old words: The sense in bid farewell is from Old English biddan "to ask, entreat, pray, beseech; order; beg" (class V strong verb, past tense bæd, past participle beden), from Proto-Germanic *bidjan "to pray, entreat" (cf. German bitten "to ask," attested from 8c.), which, according to Kluge and Watkins is from a PIE root *gwhedh- "to ask, pray" (see bead (n.)).
To bid at an auction, meanwhile, is from Old English beodan "offer, proclaim" (class II strong verb; past tense bead, p.p. boden), from Proto-Germanic *biudanan "to stretch out, reach out, offer, present," (cf. German bieten "to offer"), from PIE root *bh(e)udh- "to be aware, make aware" (cf. Sanskrit bodhati "is awake, is watchful, observes," buddhah "awakened, enlightened;" Old Church Slavonic bljudo "to observe;" Lithuanian budeti "to be awake;" Old Irish buide "contentment, thanks"). As a noun, 1788, from the verb.