Walmart is actually defying the logic embraced so grimly by Sears, Kmart, and millions of citizen-shoppers.
Sears's followers call this progression "attachment parenting" and it seems to have something to do with attachment.
Over at Sears, a sales associate makes just $8.44 an hour, $14,770.
I think my dissertation and Sears's book have two different definitions of attachment.
Sears Holdings, which runs Sears and K-Mart, has reported yet another dismal quarter.
When Sears tried to follow the Indian shot him, and he's buried out there somewhere beneath that landslide.
Captain Sears opened the gate and limped on under the apple trees.
This man, this Sears, is by no means the simple character one would expect from his position.
Whether they were shocked or not Sears did not stop to consider.
He thought: Sears' pets—one of his ten thousand gifts we can never live long enough to assess.
Old English searian (intransitive) "dry up, to wither," from Proto-Germanic *saurajan (cf. Middle Dutch soor "dry," Old High German soren "become dry"), from root of sear "dried up, withered" (see sere). Meaning "cause to wither" is from early 15c. Meaning "to brand, to burn by hot iron" is recorded from c.1400, originally especially of cauterizing wounds; figurative use is from 1580s. Related: Seared; searing.