But even when the university offered to sell them at as much as a 35 percent discount, it found no buyers.
All of which might discount this particular alternate timeline from coming to pass.
LIBOR (the rate at which banks borrow from each other) as well as the Fed's discount window are below 0.5 percent.
She negotiated a 50 percent discount, buying the two works for $60 total.
Given the recent problems with state pensions, I'm figuring I should discount my wife's pension by half to be safe.
With this just estimate of himself—and with the promise of a discount on Thompson's car—he returned to his office in triumph.
Social reformers are not in request there, however, and morality is at a discount.
We must discount by recorded facts the impression which might prim facie be left by these sweeping denunciations.
Gold is also rising, and the Bank discount goes daily higher.
The paper of the Bank of Kentucky was at a discount, and there was no hope of its improving.
1620s, "abatement," alteration of 16c. French descompte, from Medieval Latin discomputus (source of Italian disconto), from discomputare (see discount (v.)). Meaning "deduction for early payment" is from 1680s; meaning "reduction in the price of goods" attested by 1837.
1620s, "reckon as an abatement or deduction," from Old French desconter (13c., Modern French décompter), from Medieval Latin discomputare, from dis- (see dis-) + computare "to count" (see count (v.)). Hence, "to abate, deduct" (1650s), and figurative sense "to leave out of account, disregard" (1702). Related: Discounted; discounting.