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Example Sentences for "auction"

The auctioneers figure that my antique couch may sell for over $1,000A painting by Vincent van Gogh was recently sold for $35 million in an auction in England.

The auctioneers figure that my antique couch may sell for over $1,000.

My mom wanted to buy this kitchen table we saw at the auction, but the bidding went too high.

They auctioned off clothing by famous designers to raise money for research into AIDS.

The best auction house for antique furniture here in town is Lund's.

My friends bought a beautiful table at an auction for only $80.

I don't like going to auctions because I always end up bidding more than I should for stuff.

A number of celebrities auctioned off personal items to raise money for the victims of the terrorist attacks.

A number of sketches by John Lennon were auctioned off in London for thousands of dollars.

The highest price ever paid for alcohol at auction was $79,552 for a 50-year-old bottle of Glenfiddich whisky.

At an auction at Christie's in London, three condoms from the 18th century sold for $1,500.

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger paid $772,500 for President John F. Kennedy's golf clubs at a 1996 auction.

Buying and selling stuff through auctions on the Internet is big business these days.

At the peak of the slave trade, Jamaica served as an auction center where slaves were bought and sold.

The flowers of the Netherlands are sold daily at large auctions, such as at Aalsmeer, where 12 million flowers are purchased every day.

A Hebrew proverb advises us, Don't visit auctions if you have no money.

In England in the 1800s, a man could sell his unwanted wife in a general auction in the marketplace.

Discussion question: Have you ever participated in an auction? Talk about your experience.

Find someone who has been to an auction.


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