It was the custom of the time, indeed, for merchants to store their goods and transact
business in their own dwellings.
Smith suspects his regard for Marianne, disapproves of it, (perhaps because she has other views for him,) and on that account is eager to get him away;-- and that the business which she sends him off to transact
is invented as an excuse to dismiss him.
You confuse me, and how can I transact
business if I am confused?
Having settled the little business I had to transact
there, and slept there one night, I walked on to Canterbury early in the morning.
Pumblechook appeared to conduct his business by looking across the street at the saddler, who appeared to transact
his business by keeping his eye on the coach-maker, who appeared to get on in life by putting his hands in his pockets and contemplating the baker, who in his turn folded his arms and stared at the grocer, who stood at his door and yawned at the chemist.
Hast thou turnd the least of these To flight, or if to fall, but that they rise Unvanquisht, easier to transact
with mee That thou shouldst hope, imperious, & with threats To chase me hence?
As for stockbrokers of the Wall Street species, they transact
practically all their business by telephone.
To which Merlin made answer, "The devil, Sancho, is a blockhead and a great scoundrel; I sent him to look for your master, but not with a message from Montesinos but from myself; for Montesinos is in his cave expecting, or more properly speaking, waiting for his disenchantment; for there's the tail to be skinned yet for him; if he owes you anything, or you have any business to transact
with him, I'll bring him to you and put him where you choose; but for the present make up your mind to consent to this penance, and believe me it will be very good for you, for soul as well for body- for your soul because of the charity with which you perform it, for your body because I know that you are of a sanguine habit and it will do you no harm to draw a little blood.
But with all these abatements, the business of federal legislation must continue so far to exceed, both in novelty and difficulty, the legislative business of a single State, as to justify the longer period of service assigned to those who are to transact
Men have before hired bravos to transact
their crimes, while their own person and reputation sat under shelter.
Scarcely ever; she had business to transact
with linen drapers, to whose houses I conducted her.
Our house transacts
business to the amount of a million a year, from which we derive an income of 40,000 francs.