public sale

noun

Examples of public sale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Presale tickets for the tour will be available Thursday, while public sale begins Friday. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 13 Nov. 2023 Ticketmaster, plagued by technical issues and overwhelming ticket demand, canceled its public sale for Friday. Dallas News, 19 Nov. 2022 Adani Enterprises shelved a plan to raise as much as 10 billion rupees via its first-ever public sale of bonds following a market rout, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the matter. Ben Bartenstein, Fortune, 4 Feb. 2023 Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Wednesday with an artist presale, then with public sale at 10 a.m. Friday; more at livenation.com. Doug George, Chicago Tribune, 25 Apr. 2023 Fans fought over tickets, and the ticket seller ultimately canceled its general public sale because of low inventory. Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2022 Remaining tickets will open for public sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 at Ticketmaster.com. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 15 Aug. 2023 The next day, unable to meet demand, the company was forced to cancel the tour’s public sale. Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2023 Its manufacturing partner, Pope (also a gasoline-car pioneer), took the technology and applied a name from its thriving bicycle business, Columbia, to a run of cars for public sale. Kevin A. Wilson, Car and Driver, 31 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1641, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of public sale was in 1641

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“Public sale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/public%20sale. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Legal Definition

public sale

see sale

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