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As a thing exchanged:‘he carried bags of groceries in exchange for a nickel’
- ‘At first we asked him to tell us the truth and then in exchange we'd ask the court to soften his punishment.’
- ‘I remember it clearly - Jason asking someone to sponsor his site in exchange for an iBook.’
- ‘Several then offered me bits of dried fish or hard-boiled eggs in exchange.’
- ‘These contracts offer companies lower tariffs in exchange for the right to shut off their power in times of need.’
- ‘The emperor gave the two men a bag of gold coins in exchange for their promise to begin working on the fabric immediately.’
- ‘He said the men took him to a forest and threatened to kill him but he convinced them to let him go in exchange for the car.’
- ‘Restaurants try to trick you out of a little more money in exchange for a lot more food.’
- ‘Israel would have received in exchange an equivalent geographic area on the West Bank.’
- ‘The money offered in exchange for such abuse is too tempting for many of them.’
- ‘If a new law is passed permitting sex in exchange for money to legally take place I believe many more people would stay safe.’
- ‘A school is set to give up some of its land for a housing development in exchange for a new sports field, it has been revealed.’
- ‘You might be prepared to take a lower salary in exchange for that kind of security about your future.’
- ‘If anyone needs a Gmail account, I have half a dozen to give away in exchange for a donation to the charity of your choice.’
- ‘Olivier has agreed to help him improve his French in exchange for help in English.’
- ‘He said the boy often cleaned planes in exchange for flight time and was very familiar with operations at the school.’
- ‘For those families with larger families they should be able to phone for a larger bin in exchange for their existing one.’
- ‘Many of these make false promises about solutions they can provide in exchange for hefty fees that they charge.’
- ‘And besides, they have been providing entertainment in exchange for a tin of dog food per day.’
- ‘Liz is just joining a long line of celebrities who are happy to endorse unlikely products in exchange for the right fee.’
- ‘Thus, it was of no surprise that they demanded nothing in exchange for freeing the twelve men.’
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