They had not then learned, as I am told, to haggle for bargains with the pertinacity which now distinguishes them.
Thrifty, who is good, wise, just, and owes no man a penny, turns from a beggar, haggles with a hackney-coachman, or denies a poor relation, and I doubt which is the most selfish of the two.
In the shadow a shebeenkeeper haggles with the navvy and the two redcoats.)
They were haggling over money.
K. could not possibly have let the junior bank staff, and perhaps even all sorts of other people, come along and catch him by surprise as he haggled with those people in the junk room.
They were represented diplomatically, there was no direction of the general intelligence of the world to their deliberations, the ordinary common man did not even know that these conferences were sitting, and for the most part the assembled representatives haggled cunningly upon points of international law affecting war, leaving aside the abolition of war as a chimera.
He’s beenhaggling with Fyodor Pavlovitch for the last year, over your copseat Tchermashnya.
He’s haggling with him for it, beingasked too much, and here he would have all the documents entitling himto the property itself.
He haggled a long time with me, in hopes that I would make some abatement: but finding at last that I was positive, and for fear that I should shew it to other jewellers, as I certainly should have done, he would not leave me till the bargain was concluded on my own terms.
I catched a catfish and haggled him open with my saw, and towards sundown I started my camp-fire and had supper.
Traders haggled with peddlers or bet their luck against cardsharps.
When at last the sun shone after weeks of rain, every merchant in town was in the market square at dawn, pushing and haggling for all he was worth.
Such a haggle as it was, too.
A man who had made up his mind to undertake a voyage into the Interior of the Earth, is not the man to haggle over a few miserable rix-dollars.
That's what I'll do, and not stand haggling over trifles, but wash my hands at once of the whole business, and enjoy my rents like a duke, and let things go their own way."