Definitions of Undersold

  1. p. p. of Undersell.

Usage examples for Undersold

  1. The Treasury was besieged by merchants whose warehouses were filled with goods on which duty had been paid, and who were in grievous apprehension of being undersold and ruined. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  2. I intend to keep a constant supply through the season, and will not be undersold by any in market. – Slavery and the Constitution by William Ingersoll Bowditch
  3. Then the country grew safe and manufactures migrated from the walled and heavily taxed towns to the cheap, open villages, and from thence undersold the guilds. – The Theory of Social Revolutions by Brooks Adams
  4. His competitors, undersold in the market, stood no chance, and one by one they were crushed out of existence. – The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life by Charles Klein
  5. The maintenance of a good quality of wares without fear of being undersold – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  6. In the Industrial History of England I find the question of why the English farmer is undersold answered in this way- The answer is simple. – Britain for the British by Robert Blatchford
  7. The new inventions, stimulated by steam, could only be utilized by costly machinery installed in large factories, which none but considerable capitalists could build, but once in operation the product of these factories undersold domestic labor, and ruined and evicted the population of whole regions like Halifax. – The Emancipation of Massachusetts by Brooks Adams
  8. Our merchants frequently complain of the high wages of British labour as the cause of their manufactures being undersold in foreign markets; but they are silent about the high profits of stock. – On The Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation by David Ricardo
  9. They made provisions dear, and undersold honest men, and he wondered the Lord Mayor did not see to it and drive them out. – The Armourer's Prentices by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  10. The Robeen convent has undersold me. – Hyacinth 1906 by George A. Birmingham
  11. In the end government will probably be undersold and beaten down to a losing price. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  12. So Kapstaad Chemical is being undersold and the only way they can stay in business is cut the price they have to pay for wax.... – Four-Day Planet by Henry Beam Piper
  13. Far from asking tariff favors he has entered European markets and undersold English, French, and German makers on their own ground. – Modern American Prose Selections by Various
  14. Of what use was it to tell a workman that his uncontrolled competition with his fellows was a spur to his ingenuity and industry, when it meant that a crowd of men, under pressure of starvation, undersold each other for a bare subsistence? – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  15. The substitution of the " ring" for the " mule" in Lancashire mills, is responsible for the sight which may now be seen, of strong men lounging about the streets, supported by the earnings of their own children, who have undersold them in the labour market. – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  16. It appeared that the Stourbridge nailers were gradually losing their trade in consequence of the importation of nails from Sweden, by which they were undersold in the market. – Self Help by Samuel Smiles
  17. The cooperators, in their eagerness to get a market, frequently undersold the private employer expecting to recoup their present losses in future profits. – A History of Trade Unionism in the United States by Selig Perlman
  18. The Commons had, soon after they met, appointed a Committee to enquire into the state of trade, and had referred to this Committee several petitions from merchants and manufacturers who complained that they were in danger of being undersold and who asked for additional protection. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay