a man who sells goods, services, etc.
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How to use salesman in a sentence
There were a lot more days that he did poorly than he did well because being a salesman and being on the road is very hard.
It’s one of those phrases that makes you nervous when a salesman says it.America yearns for an era of good feeling. The inaugural ceremony launched one. | Peter Marks | January 20, 2021 | Washington Post
“It just oozed with character, from having been there for decades,” Michael Kranish, a salesman and teenage demonstrator of tricks at the store in the 1970s, said in an interview.Al Cohen, D.C. magic shop proprietor who knew all the tricks, dies at 94 | Matt Schudel | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
Flowers’s father, a military veteran and salesman, and her mother, a teacher’s aide, were heavily involved.
His father was an insurance salesman and his mother a secretary.Bruce Sklarew, psychiatrist who created grief-therapy program, dies at 88 | Bart Barnes | November 5, 2020 | Washington Post
The 289-page satire follows Morris Feldstein, a pharmaceutical salesman who gets seduced by a lonely receptionist.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’ | Asawin Suebsaeng | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
I wonder if the seasoned salesman can spot the billionaires on sight.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art | Jay Michaelson | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the same interview, he told an anecdote about what it means to be a good salesman.
Except George Spahn had no such dream, nor was he a Midwestern Model T salesman.
You also starred in Death of a salesman on Broadway with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.Andrew Garfield on the Evils of Capitalism, the Hacking Scandal, and Criticism of ‘Spider-Man 2’ | Marlow Stern | September 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To be sure, the little salesman could not see up to the level of the cage floor, but his sales talk never ceased.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
I tried several positions and am now a traveling salesman for a large carpet house.The Rover Boys on the Farm | Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
He got out and went in and came out, the big rocking-horse in the arms of the salesman who followed him.Red Pepper Burns | Grace S. Richmond
He worked for twenty years without a book-keeper, clerk, salesman, or agent.Captains of Industry | James Parton
The sin of “over-capitalization” differed in magnitude only, not in kind, from the daily practice of every salesman in every shop.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
British Dictionary definitions for salesman
Also called: (fem) saleswoman, (fem) salesgirl, (fem) saleslady a person who sells merchandise or services either in a shop or by canvassing in a designated area: Gender-neutral form: salesperson
short for travelling salesman
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