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Purchasable   Listen

Capable of being corrupted.  Synonyms: bribable, corruptible, dishonest, venal.  "Dishonest politicians" , "A purchasable senator" , "A venal police officer"
Available for purchase.  Synonym: for sale.  "Many houses in the area are for sale"

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"Purchasable" Quotes from Famous Books

... contending against the general human outflow and pushing toward the platform, for Fairhaven was proud of John Charteris now that his colorful tales had risen, from the semi-oblivion of being cherished merely by people who cared seriously for beautiful things, to the distinction of being purchasable in railway stations; so that, in consequence, Fairhaven wished both to congratulate ...
— The Certain Hour • James Branch Cabell

... powder, but it may be well to add that, beyond the small supply required for sporting purposes, our local traders had no stock on hand. Having no manufacturing industries which required saltpeter, very little of that was purchasable in our markets. The same would have been the case in regard to sulphur, but for the fact that it had been recently employed in the clarification of sugar-cane juice, and thus a considerable amount of it was found in New Orleans. Prompt ...
— The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government • Jefferson Davis

... the magic letters I rather despised them: this being one reason. Not very many years ago my brother Charles was offered Nottingham if he would pay L3000 for the honour,—and so I failed to appreciate any such distinction. I think too that votes were at one time purchasable even at Guildford, my county town: but that was of course at a less upright and immaculate ...
— My Life as an Author • Martin Farquhar Tupper

... She had heard of panaceas, things which cured all ills alike; but hitherto they had found no place in her simple creed. Yet that he believed she could not doubt; and how much more he knew than she did! Such things might be; in the cabinets of princes, perhaps, purchasable by a huge fortune and by the labour, the engrossment, the devotion of a life. She did not know; and for ...
— The Long Night • Stanley Weyman

... these blessings of the soil are as plentiful as they are good is to be found in the cheapness of the fruits offered for sale. Little baskets containing twenty or thirty fine purple plums may be had for a penny, and beautiful peaches or large bunches of fine grapes, of natural growth of course, are purchasable at a proportionately low price. Neither of the latter fruits is equal to those forced in our houses, but they are ...
— Roumania Past and Present • James Samuelson

... goings left the street strangely hushed, a way of sinister reticences, its winding length ill-lighted by infrequent corner-lamps, its mephitic glooms enlivened by windows of public houses all saffron with specious promise of purchasable good-fellowship. ...
— Red Masquerade • Louis Joseph Vance

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