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Definition of haggle:

  • (noun) an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
  • (verb) wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.);

Sentence Examples:

Haggling would have been held contemptible.

There was continual wrangling and haggling.

Then ensued much correspondence and considerable haggling.

Such haggling and wrangling I never heard.

There is no mitigation and no haggling of price.

With haggling jabs, he took a couple of stitches.

He had felt that haggling would be indecent.

Shameless haggling marked this period of the Fronde.

All their joy is to haggle and hoard.

For an hour they wrangled and haggled and swore.

Haggling over money has upset more homes than infidelity.

The man haggling over the sixpence is the great artist!

They owe me something at the excise-office, but I won't haggle.

Near the teapot stood a tin of condensed milk, haggled open.

They disliked traffic because of its haggling, equivocation, and dishonest shifts.

When has he ever haggled and bartered and sat in a shop?

For twenty-four hours the haggle went on as to terms of capitulation.

"There shall be no haggling, gentlemen, no haggling," said the president blandly.

The owner is homesick, and will not haggle about a few pounds.

Their bazaars bustled with haggling brokers and an air of commerce triumphant.

Suddenly the quotidian employ, the haggling scruples of detail, seem strangely insignificant.

Her degradation had been a piece of sordid merchandise, with haggling over terms.

The tinker haggles for better payment, and they agree for ten shillings.

He haggled sufficiently over the bargain to suit the needs of a scanty purse.

Mother Mary unconsciously escorted her betwixt rows of suitors and haggling damsels.

These rummaged long among the books, and haggled sharply over the prices.

He haggles and barters with Fate, and pays the penalty because he must.

She always wanted something, and haggled and nagged until she got it.

Moore, and one or two others, were neither awed nor haggled with their inquisitors.

We are two tradesmen who bargain and haggle with each other about the profits.

The naval disarmament discussion, as one could have foretold, becomes a haggle for advantages.

In the bazaars the seller and buyer haggle a long time over the prices.

In truth, modern industrial conditions have pretty well banished the old-time custom of haggling.

Buyers made their way through, looked scornfully at the goods, haggled, laughed, and bought.

Kenny, in no mood for haggling, recklessly offered what he thought the mule was worth.

Had Radisson haggled as to the means, he would have missed or muddled the end.

The father haggled with his customers, the son with engravers and picture buyers.

With all her pride of position, she had never hesitated to haggle with shopkeepers.

We're going to call on the prince and see the goblet and begin the haggling.

You are not standing before a French court to haggle over trifles, and dispute about your rights.

Do you want me to haggle with a cad like that to make him marry my child?

Haggling is not graceful, but it need not imply avarice in either of the parties to it.

It is because I am a merchant, and not a speculator, that I haggle, as you term it.

This time a much heavier indemnity was demanded and after months of haggling it was paid.

By that time the moose meat was thawed so that we could haggle off ragged slices.

He saw a goose egg and watched a shopper haggle with the owner over its price.

Poor Jim stuttered and haggled while trying to explain what was the matter with him.

The officer came out again the next day and began haggling over terms in true Oriental fashion.

Then ensued a long haggle which was settled at last by a compromise and Sally departed.

Not long afterward, at a farmyard sale, he was seen haggling for a small flock of sheep.

Her haggling is a social condescension that at once puts the black-eyed young salesman at her mercy.

"I do not wish to make your lordship haggle, so I say the lowest is forty-two thousand francs."

After haggling about terms, we made an appointment for the next day, and parted with some cordiality.

There was a great deal of haggling over the cut of the sleeve and arrangement of the drapery.

It is a pleasure to deal with liberal, right-minded people, what isn't forever haggling over sixpences and shillings.

He made a great pretense of haggling over the transaction, only to enjoy her uneasiness and garrulous excitement.

Nothing annoys a foreigner more, I think, than this enforced haggling over the price of every purchase.

He will haggle for half-an-hour to gain sixpence on a sheep which he wants to buy or to sell.

You fancied, perhaps, I would stand haggling with you all night, and yield at last to your obstinacy.

The hangman was haggling over the price of a few works he wished to add to his collection.

After much haggling the old man opened his bed once more and revealed a bark case beautifully decorated.

After a good deal of haggling, the Sultan agreed to waive these conditions, and a treaty was finally concluded.

A general does not haggle with his government for the precise pecuniary equivalent of his contribution to victory.

An elderly lady was haggling with a wizened manager over the price of a half grown second-hand dog-F.

The two were haggling with characteristic enjoyment over a transaction which seemed to involve less than twenty rupees.

He also haggled over the funeral service, and so persistently that they ended by knocking off six francs.

What little work he undertook was haggled at in spasms and usually left for the accountant to finish.

Two months haggling in an effort to make Stoddard relinquish some of his more outlandish ideas on his proposed dwelling.

As to the charges of shopkeepers, that is the custom, and the haggling a ceremony you must submit to.

It was dreary enough out there, but not as insufferable as sitting in the close room listening to the haggling.

The marquis, delighted by my replies, took twelve boxes of the pills and paid for them without haggling.

The holes which their sharp hoofs had at first cut so cleanly through the crust were becoming haggled.

Well, as I have said, we were haggling courteously over those hooks in the cabin, when the boat gave a lurch.

The result would be that they would bring him down to twenty francs after the usual amount of haggling.

These hasty, furtive young men and boys took what they could get and showed little disposition to haggle.

A slovenly woman was haggling with the pawnbroker about the money for a skirt she had brought to pledge.

The haggling over such a matter and the coarse mercenary nature of the woman jarred upon the poet's sensitive soul.

He put up the tents and rode in attendance upon us, and haggled with the villagers over milk and eggs.

After considerable haggling as to price, he disappeared, to return with two of the sorriest steeds I ever set eyes on.

The words like and such frequently occur as expletives in conversation, "I won't stay here haggling all day and such."

Coming to drive a bargain, these guileless gentry found themselves too timid to haggle with the owners of such luxury.

"I am obliged to call your attention to the fact that mademoiselle's room is not the place for this haggling, monsieur."

I have only told you how a noble cavalier would act; if you choose to bargain and haggle, it is your own affair.

There was no help for it; Ahmed had to display his wares, and was immediately engaged in a haggling bout.

Poets will sing for us, journalists write for us, diplomatists haggle for us, millionaires pay the price for us.

They haggle over sous with their friends' servant just as if she were a peasant driving a bargain on her own account.

He had desired, coaxed, schemed, haggled, got what he wanted, and now found he had paid too much for his bargain.

Though I am something loath to be snuffed out by the men of my own side, we need not haggle over the niceties.

That is the last thing that a critic expects who comes to condemn them for hustling and haggling and vulgar ambition.

And yet, with this knowledge, you dare to haggle in your mind over the price of three paltry boxes on the Grand Tier.

For years military and naval men had discussed the possibilities of invasion, haggled over controversial points, but had never arrived at any definite opinion as to the possibility of an enemy's success.

The cost is often prodigious, but necessity cannot stop to haggle over arithmetic, and the Mormon settlements therefore have developed a system of irrigation which is certainly among the wonders of the West.

Ogden, and other lesser powers in the commercial world would have attained their present commanding success had they hesitated and haggled about a dollar or two of salary when they began their life-work?

So, after a certain amount of mutual indignation had cooled off, and the usual haggling had proceeded, both parties were wont to come to a compromise and matters went on as before till the next dispute occurred.

After much haggling, and the offer of a long credit, the importer effected a bill of sale of goods to him, to the amount of something like twenty thousand dollars, taking his notes on long time in payment.

In the outer yard a couple of children were playing in the dust, while their mother sought a satisfactory ring in one of the pile of ready-baked water-pots before bringing it with her to haggle and bargain over the price.

I really think that every article belonging to our young men changed hands at these times, and the amusing manner in which the stores of each were laid out for public admiration and regularly haggled for, cannot be forgotten.

There was considerable haggling, the talk lasting all of twenty minutes, and all this time Young King Brady was puzzling his brains to know where he had heard that voice before, but memory refused to serve him.

In the intervals of haggling he turned to her, and they both laughed; and as I stood for a few minutes watching them, it struck me that Master Jack had made good use of the four days since we left England.

Somebody else had three cows and a calf and a sheep and a lamb, but the old man stood firm, and the bargain was struck, with mutual esteem, after several hours' haggling and a second bottle of whiskey.