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[ sohld-out ]


  1. having all tickets sold, as for a performance or engagement.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sold-out1

First recorded in 1905–10
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Idioms and Phrases

see sell out .
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Example Sentences

The resulting Wool Runners were comfortable, eco-friendly, machine-washable, and super cute—and sold out almost immediately.

So I was dejected when I got the theater and the late afternoon show was sold out.

Throughout the spring, the film had continued its sold-out run.

“I know people thought I sold out with Twilight, but I was really excited about it,” he says.

The first Bleachers single went to number one in alternative and all the shows have been sold out lately.

In the course of a year or two—the book having sold out in England and America—a proposal was made to me to prepare a new edition.

"Laboring People" followed in 1881, when Kielland sold out his business and became purely a man of letters.

Long before November 24th (December 6th), the day fixed for the first performance of Vakoula, the tickets were already sold out.

He sold out to Senator Swink and others and moved on to Chicago, his early stamping ground.

That day he sold out every hapny he was worth, xcept five hundred pounds.


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