This is precisely what London and every other bidding city has failed to do.
Chris Page, a Coral Gables risk-management consultant, was bidding on behalf of several clients who preferred to remain anonymous.
Ross vied for a monumental Joan Miro towering over five feet high but dropped out of the bidding.
At one point more than ten publishers were in the mix, some within Random House bidding against each other (as is their wont).
When asked about the bidding war over their wedding photos, Pratt chuckles.
Her voice was full of emotion and he turned his wheel and stopped at her bidding.
I saw him off, bidding him what proved to be a last farewell.
And then there seemed to me to be a new sound rising among the thunder, and I called to Harek, bidding him hearken.
When he was called by the king's bidding, he walked, without waiting for his carriage.
But the Spartans cast the envoys into a pit, bidding them take thence earth and water to carry to the king.
probably a merger of two old words: The sense in bid farewell is from Old English biddan "to ask, entreat, pray, beseech; order; beg" (class V strong verb, past tense bæd, past participle beden), from Proto-Germanic *bidjan "to pray, entreat" (cf. German bitten "to ask," attested from 8c.), which, according to Kluge and Watkins is from a PIE root *gwhedh- "to ask, pray" (see bead (n.)).
To bid at an auction, meanwhile, is from Old English beodan "offer, proclaim" (class II strong verb; past tense bead, p.p. boden), from Proto-Germanic *biudanan "to stretch out, reach out, offer, present," (cf. German bieten "to offer"), from PIE root *bh(e)udh- "to be aware, make aware" (cf. Sanskrit bodhati "is awake, is watchful, observes," buddhah "awakened, enlightened;" Old Church Slavonic bljudo "to observe;" Lithuanian budeti "to be awake;" Old Irish buide "contentment, thanks"). As a noun, 1788, from the verb.