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Definition of Auction

Auction

  1. A public sale of property to the highest bidder, esp. by a person licensed and authorized for the purpose; a vendue.
  2. The things sold by auction or put up to auction.
  3. To sell by auction.

Auction Quotations

When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.
Edmund Burke

Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.
H. L. Mencken

A saboteur in the house of art and a comedienne in the house of art theory, Lawler has spent three decades documenting the secret life of art. Functioning as a kind of one-woman CSI unit, she has photographed pictures and objects in collectors' homes, in galleries, on the walls of auction houses, and off the walls, in museum storage.
Jerry Saltz

I have this beautiful antique silver wine decanter that I bought at an auction. I always pour wine from that.
Paul Lynde

I used to save all my rejection slips because I told myself, one day I'm going to autograph these and auction them. And then I lost the box.
James Lee Burke
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Auction Translations

auction in Danish is auktion
auction in Dutch is auctie, afslag, mijn, vendu, veiling
auction in French is liciter, enchere, licitation
auction in German is Versteigerung, versteigern, Auktion {f}
auction in Italian is licitazione
auction in Spanish is almonedar
auction in Swedish is auktion, auktionera
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