anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need
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- But it is not only of the space in the Church which we ought to be jealous, but also of the interiors of the house of God in us, so that it might not become a house of merchandise, or a den of robbers.
- I was not, thank heaven, in a condition which compelled me to make merchandise of Science for the bettering of my fortune.
- Descartes, Discourse on Method, J. Veitch, trans. (1899), part 1, p. 8
- I couldn’t face making a merchandise of my mind.
- Petrarch, Rerum familiarum libri (1359) 24.11
- We become alternately merchants and merchandise, and we ask, not what a thing truly is, but what it costs.
- Seneca, Letter 115
- Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.