Edis said: “Over a long period of time Bettina Jordan Barber sold a lot of information for a considerable amount of money.”
And if they sold a valuable picture, they would always have a copy made.
It was never like, oh, man, they sold a million records this week; now we have to sell a million records.
“I do not feel I am a piece of property to be bought and sold irrespective of my wishes,” he wrote.
If you found yourself on the losing side of a tribal war, odds are good you would be sold into captivity.
I have owned other property, but I have sold everything else I had.
It was read at that time with so much favour, that six editions were sold.
One plant of it has been sold for one hundred and eighty dollars.
You've sold yourself, and I have no brother who is a traitor.
London: printed and are to be sold by most Booksellers in London and Westminster.
Old English sellan "to give, furnish, supply, lend; surrender, give up; deliver to; promise," from Proto-Germanic *saljan "offer up, deliver" (cf. Old Norse selja "to hand over, deliver, sell;" Old Frisian sella, Old High German sellen "to give, hand over, sell;" Gothic saljan "to offer a sacrifice"), ultimately from PIE root *sel- (3) "to take, grasp."
Meaning "to give up for money" had emerged by c.1000, but in Chaucer selle still can mean "to give." Students of Old English learn early that the word that looks like sell usually means "give." An Old English word for "to sell" was bebycgan, from bycgan "to buy."
Slang meaning "to swindle" is from 1590s. The noun phrase hard sell is recorded from 1952. To sell one's soul is from c.1570. Sell-by date is from 1972. To sell like hot cakes is from 1839. Selling-point attested from 1959.
To sell (someone) down the river is first recorded 1927, but probably from or with recollection of slavery days, on notion of sale from the Upper South to the cotton plantations of the Deep South (attested in this literal sense since 1851).
Shit out of luck; ruined; kaput: If the press gets ahold of this, we're SOL
[WWI armed forces; fr shit out of luck]
A hoax or swindle; a deception: The Cardiff Giant was a ''sell'' (1838+)
[first verb sense said in an article of 1810 to be derived from sell a bargain, ''the dexterous transfer of any unmarketable commodity for a high price to an unwary customer'']