The law stopped him from buying a gun--and he did it anyway.
How do you push yourself to be better when you get an Oscar for buying breakfast in the morning?
buying a school lunch, I found, was something only the “reject” kids did.
Thinking of buying shares of LinkedIn, the social networking company scheduled to make its stock market debut on Thursday?
Yet we keep doing the cleanses, buying the meal replacement bars, and joining Weight Watchers.
We have found that he bought these at a shop in the village, buying six at the time.
Our rum now served us a better turn than ever, buying the Indians in a minute.
"You were talking last night about buying a horse," she replied.
He it was who inoculated Radville with the habit of buying manufactured candies.
The money they invested as a loan to the Allies was applied by them to buying American goods.
Old English bycgan (past tense bohte) "to buy, pay for, acquire; redeem, ransom; procure; get done," from Proto-Germanic *bugjanan (cf. Old Saxon buggjan, Old Norse byggja, Gothic bugjan), of unknown origin, not found outside Germanic.
The surviving spelling is southwest England dialect; the word was generally pronounced in Old English and Middle English with a -dg- sound as "budge," or "bidge." Meaning "believe, accept as true" first recorded 1926. Related: Bought; buying. To buy time "prevent further deterioration but make no improvement" is attested from 1946.
"a purchase," especially a worthwhile one, 1879, American English, from buy (v.).