bids were due yesterday for the most prestigious movie studio of the '90s—there were few takers.
The Sunday Mirror claims that bids as high as $450,000 have already been tabled.
bids were due yesterday for the most prestigious movie studio of the '90s—but there were few takers.
Kaiser Permanente's bids look expensive compared to competitors.
The interview is a huge coup for NBC after years of bids and counter-offers for the first Pippa interview.
He bids him above all things not to be censorious, and not to be ostentatious.
And what your wife, my sister, bids you do; you dare not stand up against her!
Stationing himself at the head of the lists, he bids his pursuivant challenge all comers.
There is, lastly, the voice which bids us gratify the desire of the mind.
Thus the Buddha bids his disciples be attadp atta-saraṇ, anaa-saraṇ: dhammadp dhammasaraṇ.
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.
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