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Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
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Etymology 1

From Old English sellan (give), later "give up for money", from Proto-Germanic *saljanan.

Antonyms

Verb

Infinitive
to sell

Third person singular
sells

Simple past
sold

Past participle
sold

Present participle
selling

to sell (third-person singular simple present sells, present participle selling, simple past and past participle sold)
  1. (transitive or Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To agree to transfer goods or provide services in exchange for money.
    I'll sell you all three for a hundred dollars.
    Sorry, I'm not prepared to sell.
  2. (intransitive) To be sold.
    This old stock will never sell.
  3. (idiomatic) To promote a particular viewpoint; to manipulate towards a desired end.
    I don't know what she was selling when she pretended she liked him.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To pretend that an opponent's blows or maneuvers are causing legitimate injury; to act.
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Noun

Singular
sell

Plural
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  1. An act of selling.
    This is going to be a tough sell.
  2. An easy task.
    • 1922: What a sell for Lena! - Katherine Mansfield, The Doll's House (Selected Stories, Oxford World's Classics paperback 2002, 354)

Etymology 2

From French selle from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] sella.

Alternative spellings

Noun

Singular
sell

Plural
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sell ({{{1}}})
  1. (obsolete) A seat or stool.
  2. (archaic) A saddle.

Breton

Noun

sell

  1. look

Scots

Etymology

From Old English sellan.

Pronunciation

Verb

tae sell (third-person singular simple present sells, present participle sellin, simple past sellt or sauld, past participle sellt or sauld)

Infinitive
tae sell

Third person singular
sells

Simple past
sellt or sauld

Past participle
sellt or sauld

Present participle
sellin

  1. To sell.

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