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Example Sentences for "bid"

made an unsuccessful bid to take over MGM StudiosSony Corp. made an unsuccessful bid to take over MGM Studios.

Bob Dole made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency of the U.S.

Dick bid $100 on a bicycle at the auction, but it eventually sold for $150.

The bidding for a painting by Picasso started at $500,000 and went up quickly from there.

Sears is making a bid to take over the bankrupt Eaton's chain.

The military regime has closed down two newspapers in a bid to silence its critics.

She sold her house to the highest bidder for more than double she paid for it.

We made a bid on a dining room suite at the auction, but we didn't get it.

The newlyweds bid farewell to their family and friends, and then boarded the plane for Jamaica.

We got in a bidding war over a house we wanted to buy, and ended up paying quite a bit more than we had planned.

Government purchasing procedures in this country are generally of two types: a negotiated contract or an open bid.

Opinion polls in February 2000 showed that 70% of the people of Slovakia support their country's bid to join the European Union.

In 1993, an unknown bidder paid $945,000 at auction for the Oscar award won by Vivien Leigh in the movie Gone With the Wind.

In January of 1991, Soviet troops stormed strategic buildings in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, to block a bid for independence.

In November of 1992, twenty original paintings by Adolf Hitler went unsold at an auction after they failed to attract a single bid.

George Washington once stated that few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

An unknown man has been arrested after a failed bid to hijack an Italian airliner.

Find someone who has bid on something at an auction.


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