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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a commercial bank (=an ordinary bank, or one that deals with large businesses)
▪ the role of UK commercial banks in the debt crisis
a commercial centre
▪ Our city is the biggest commercial centre in the country.
a commercial channel (=paid for by people advertising on it)
▪ On commercial channels they have advertisement breaks.
a commercial product
▪ They help firms turn good ideas into commercial products.
a commercial proposition (=likely to be financially successful)
▪ Gold mining is not a commercial proposition here.
a commercial/business enterprise
▪ If you are setting up your own business enterprise, your bank can help.
a financial/business/commercial district (=where there are a lot of banks and other businesses)
▪ He works in San Francisco’s financial district.
a financial/commercial/legal etc footing
▪ The firm started the new year on a stronger financial footing.
a retail/commercial complex (=for shops, businesses, or industries)
▪ a ten-screen movie theater and retail complex
business/commercial activity
▪ Internet shopping is a rapidly developing area of business activity.
business/commercial expansion
▪ These new measures could limit business expansion.
business/commercial instinct
▪ I have faith in your business instinct.
business/commercial venture
commercial hub
▪ the commercial hub of the region
commercial property (=buildings used by businesses)
▪ The bombs caused damage to commercial property.
commercial traveller
commercial/economic exploitation
commercial/economic potential (=the potential to earn money)
▪ They were quick to recognize the band’s commercial potential.
commercial/economic/financial success
▪ None of his ideas had any commercial success.
commercial/industrial/economic etc logic
▪ Reducing your carbon footprint is also backed by good economic logic.
▪ His commercial activities centred on the Levant trade, in which he invested heavily until his retirement sometime in the late 1670s.
▪ One makes bureaucrats criminally liable for giving out trading licenses without proper justification or for unwarranted restrictions on commercial activity.
▪ In some respects, of course, greater economic and commercial activity did strengthen the regime.
▪ This ongoing evolution of the Internet has ramifications for the types of commercial activities it can offer.
▪ This was a society with true leaders of kingdom states within which commercial activities were becoming more institutionalised.
▪ QQDling v. Anglish for HANDln, to engage in business or commercial activity.
▪ For example, we must prove the potential of our commercial activities and, particularly, the effectiveness of keeping them together.
▪ Functions and Dysfunctions Law facilitates commercial activity by providing structures within which it can take place.
▪ The final chapter where the current commercial applications of optical fiber technology are reviewed is very informative.
▪ But they are thinking about commercial applications for the chanterelle and its close relative, the Tricholoma matsutake.
▪ Verification: systems developed for legal or commercial applications could include automatic signature verification as a useful part of their functionality.
▪ Many commercial applications require that the client and server be able to authenticate each other and exchange data confidentially.
▪ This method is the first of its kind, and the ministry is considering developing it for commercial application.
▪ The needs of commercial applications will drive the direction of some model-building.
▪ Scouts are sent around the world to discover genes that may have commercial applications.
▪ Now his breakthrough is taking the critical step to commercial application.
▪ Cash shortage All commercial banks were forced to restrict cash withdrawals from April 20 as a result of a shortage of banknotes.
▪ Reserves traded among commercial banks for overnight use in amounts of $ 1 million or more.
▪ That in turn has worried the commercial banks that had lent money to the finance houses.
▪ Talks with commercial bank creditors over two days were reported on June 21 to have failed to produce concrete results.
▪ Cicero Bank is a New Yorkchartered commercial bank with total assets of $ 26 million and total deposits of $ 21 million.
▪ The other way is that commercial banks are themselves caught in a vicious squeeze.
▪ Today, the Bundesbank shifted back to variable-rate securities repurchase agreements for its weekly lending to commercial banks.
▪ In the past, to the horror of soccer purists, broadcasters have cut away from live action for commercial breaks.
▪ During a commercial break, we met another lovely and somebody who plays defensive back engaged in witty banter.
▪ Nothing must clash with a commercial break or run into the news.
▪ They were shown in the commercial break of the 10 p.m.
▪ Many commercial buildings have no natural ventilation.
▪ Insurance maps of the 10-block area, perhaps the best record of residential and commercial buildings, show few outhouses.
▪ It should be noted that such allowances are not available on the land element of any commercial building.
▪ Along Broadway, Grant and Craycroft, among others, single-family homes are being replaced with offices and other commercial buildings.
▪ Masonry diaphragm walling is a popular form of loadbearing wall construction for leisure and commercial buildings.
▪ McMillin Cos. of San Diego is developing the 59-acre shopping center with almost 384,000 square feet of commercial buildings.
▪ Exemption from business rates on industrial and commercial buildings.
▪ The other concession was that there would be 100 percent capital allowances on both industrial and commercial buildings.
▪ Portree has long been the commercial centre of the Isle of Skye.
▪ Yet a one man business for immigrants in the commercial centre of the city was an anachronism.
▪ Twenty years ago London Road was a busy, thriving commercial centre thronged with shoppers.
▪ Over the next few hundred years, Tewkesbury remained a busy commercial centre, often ranked only second to Gloucester.
▪ The church dominates the commercial centre with its clock tower visible from the housing developments on the outskirts.
▪ It is renowned as a business and commercial centre.
▪ Things could get especially complicated in Kano, the north's biggest commercial centre.
▪ Birmingham is less attractive because it has remained the commercial centre of the Midlands.
▪ The commercial channel had lured away two of its top acts, Morecambe and Wise and Bruce Forsyth.
▪ At least on commercial channels they have ad breaks for this sort of thing.
▪ The commercial benefits will be gone, and nature will have taught the large commercial companies another lesson.
▪ Equally there are commercial companies that produce, distribute, and market their product on a global basis.
▪ Others are run by voluntary bodies, for example churches or charities; or privately by individual owners or commercial companies.
▪ Table 17-1 shows the average number of mergers perannum of industrial and commercial companies, and the value of the assets involved.
▪ I must stress we have nothing to do with any commercial company and no costs are involved.
▪ Open access with a larger number of smaller commercial companies would prove very beneficial to customers in ways not possible today.
▪ Although this tapestry was commissioned by a commercial company, it is an idea that could easily be tried at home.
▪ The key to the problems facing Sheffield has been a lack of sponsorship by commercial companies.
▪ The interpretation of leases A lease of business property is a commercial contract.
▪ He expected mediations to increase in commercial contract and personal injury cases, including clinical negligence.
▪ The exchange's rules are subject to the general statutory checks and balances associated with commercial contracts.
▪ Actions were begun by the employing newspapers alleging nuisance, intimidation, harassment, and interference with commercial contracts.
▪ He was irate that a public service broadcaster such as S4C should be involved in bidding for a commercial contract.
▪ They may be asked, for example, to draft and help negotiate important commercial contracts of all kinds.
▪ Sometimes these disputes may be between large private organizations when companies argue about the terms of a commercial contract.
▪ Rather, the courts have upheld commercial contracts incorporating the rules of commodity associations.
▪ To achieve this, a new Marina has been established and extensive residential and commercial development are being undertaken.
▪ It is sited in the middle of the city, surrounded by residential and commercial development.
▪ Most City firms rent their office space from the big institutions that invest in commercial developments.
▪ As traffic volumes increase, the demand for office and commercial developments, instead of residential uses, grows.
▪ Statutory controls should be introduced on industrial and commercial development, and resources made available for the removal of existing inappropriate developments.
▪ Combined with industrial and commercial developments, it enabled Catalonia to support a population that doubled within the eighteenth century.
▪ We support the location of new industrial and commercial developments in areas already well-served by good transport infrastructure and public transport.
▪ This will incorporate retail developments, hotels, houses and half-a-million square feet of commercial development.
▪ It should be noted, too, that most of the experimental schemes have not included commercial enterprises.
▪ Newspapers and magazines sell space, which is not without its limitations for a commercial enterprise.
▪ A board was nominated to run each industry as a viable commercial enterprise.
▪ Few people notice or perhaps care when such inspections are directed at commercial enterprises.
▪ A commercial enterprise of national value to our successors will have been severely damaged.
▪ Its purpose, they claimed, was to preserve the area from vandalism and commercial enterprise!
▪ But this tale of commercial enterprise by academics has, ironically, rebounded on them.
▪ This is not an entirely commercial enterprise, of course; it is also about people wanting to see one's work.
▪ Much of it is therefore being focused on new developments for commercial exploitation in industry.
▪ So it should be for the commercial exploitation of the public spectrum.
▪ Subscription to the list is absolutely free and there is no commercial exploitation or hidden costs.
▪ Instead of recognising a commercial exploitation, we're invited to see male lust as the corrupting force.
▪ For the first time Gould came up against the devastating effects of unlimited commercial exploitation.
▪ Otherwise there is no trace, and no commercial exploitation, of the long visit.
▪ Most commercial market research is concerned simply with measuring consumption patterns, and that requires far less accuracy than political research.
▪ After being primarily a research technology, parallel hardware now seems to be making inroads in the commercial market.
▪ We will halt the commercial market which is creating a two-tier health service.
▪ He faded just as fast, losing fans in his core hip-hop audience and never gaining large numbers in more commercial markets.
▪ Of this sector, electronic parts and components manufacturers made the smoothest transition to commercial markets.
▪ It now seemed that Watt was well on the way to developing the engine for the commercial market.
▪ This system, in itself, could have a large impact on the small industrial market, and the commercial market.
▪ Much of the rise in commercial paper outstanding is a counterpart to the decline in bank lending.
▪ These lines are used if a company is unable to sell commercial paper, the primary source of short-term funding for corporations.
▪ New York State plans to sell $ 115 million in bonds this month and $ 140 million in commercial paper in March.
▪ Seemingly the safest of all securitised corporate lending is the market for commercial paper.
▪ Disney will pay $ 2 billion in cash, and will raise the other $ 8 billion by issuing short-term commercial paper.
▪ The rating firm said the company is more reliant on its revolving credit lines because of the elimination of commercial paper.
▪ A third major source of short-term financing, commercial paper, is available to large firms with high-quality credit ratings.
▪ One of the first commercial products to derive from this biotechnology is likely to be genetically engineered tomatoes.
▪ Several odor-removing commercial products are available.
▪ After all, they have to take business decisions and use sport as part of a commercial product.
▪ The manufacture of aluminum as a commercial product requires enormous quantities of electric power.
▪ Involvement in a very wide range of chemistry, extending well outside the company's standard commercial product range.
▪ Surgery has reshaped him into a commercial product for mass consumption.
▪ Similarly, the transistor took decades to become incorporated into commercial products such as hearing aids, navigational instruments and computers.
▪ Economists now reckon that commercial products are best treated as though they were services.
▪ He signed the deal in July 1989 - and by September the bottom had fallen out of the London commercial property market.
▪ Valmark guaranteed the loan with its three commercial properties in Chatsworth, which carried a value of $ 2. 2 million.
▪ Perhaps they all wanted to invest in commercial property.
▪ Another is that commercial property is intrinsically less liquid than even distressed third-world debt.
▪ Whilst training, I worked in three main areas: litigation, commercial property and company commercial.
▪ Investment in commercial properties in enterprise zones within 10 years of the creation of the zone attracts 100% initial allowance.
▪ He is joined by Richard Brown who will work in the company's commercial property department in development practice.
▪ Holiday homes and commercial property have been included among the lots to be auctioned.
▪ Appendix 1 is the most endangered list, and animals on it may not be traded for commercial purposes.
▪ It requires that all eggs broken for commercial purposes be pasteurized and that the breaking process be carried out under continuous inspection.
▪ Pressed flowers can be used on many other printed objects, and not necessarily for commercial purposes.
▪ Once requisitioned, vessels originally built for commercial purposes had to be adapted for military ones.
▪ There are about 600 of them, and they can not be traded for commercial purposes.
▪ For this genuinely commercial purpose there will be no Revenue objection to the changing of accounting bases or dates.
▪ People have deliberately encouraged many of these movements, often for commercial purposes.
▪ If any vessel is being used for commercial purposes cover will not operate unless the Policy has been extended.
▪ There are fourteen commercial television companies, and a host of commercial radio stations.
▪ Two commercial radio broadcasters, two television stations and cable networks provide more news.
▪ In theory, there should be lots of pent-up demand for commercial radio in Britain.
▪ Local operators hope that, if national commercial radio takes off, some cash will trickle down to them.
▪ The bill includes proposals for a new television channel, three new national commercial radio channels and numerous local services.
▪ By way of exception, the Regulations do not give the Director General powers in relation to commercial radio and television advertisements or to cable advertisements.
▪ Other strategies in the campaign included large outside hoardings, and a slot on commercial radio during journey-to-work times.
▪ One of the problems is that once the commercial sector has been legitimated, it is difficult to limit its growth.
▪ The government believes that the informal, voluntary and commercial sectors should substitute for the state in welfare provision.
▪ If local authorities are to provide less, then the informal, voluntary and commercial sectors will need to provide more.
▪ Weisbrod argued that this type of non-profit is most similar to the commercial sector.
▪ But the lack of finance in all but the commercial sector is inhibiting.
▪ Under such circumstances it is not surprising to see that the commercial sector can not compete.
▪ The more private the good, the more likely it is that the commercial sector will provide the additional output demanded.
▪ Although the voluntary sector still possesses a relative production cost advantage over the commercial sector, this advantage is narrowing.
▪ Share My Lettuce was much more of a commercial success than it was a critical triumph.
▪ Traditional values and old-fashioned rules of journalism have been thrown overboard in the competitive race for audiences and commercial success.
▪ On these pages we review some of the recent commercial successes which combine to form the foundation of our new business.
▪ Nor was the Macintosh a great commercial success initially.
▪ O2 is an object-oriented database that has yet to make its mark as a commercial success.
▪ It has been a commercial success, with a 30-second spot selling for as much as $ 185, 000.
▪ There was a rustle of a sigh from the audience and I began to revise my opinion of her likely commercial success.
▪ Darnton knows the commercial success of his book may lead to a critical backlash.
▪ Few would now see the introduction of commercial television in 1955 as the threat envisaged by, say, Lord Reith.
▪ This past spring, parents were treated to two workshops on the good and bad points of commercial television.
▪ After all most of us are accustomed with commercial television to having our viewing interrupted for advertisement breaks.
▪ The single-minded mission of commercial television today is to produce audiences for sale to advertisers of consumer goods and services.
▪ Already highly successful in popular music, dance and commercial television, blacks have found the movies a tougher nut to crack.
▪ There are fourteen commercial television companies, and a host of commercial radio stations.
▪ The second most important medium is commercial television, which has consistently maintained about 25% of the total. 7.
▪ A very much smaller advertising campaign was therefore mounted in the press and on commercial television.
▪ The Claim Form should be carefully checked for information that would indicate that any commercial use is taking place.
▪ As we mentioned before, this application has been in commercial use for several decades.
▪ There have been other setbacks-like 160,247 hectares of farmland converted to industrial, residential or commercial uses.
▪ Encryption technology is seen as a prerequisite for widespread commercial use of computer networks.
▪ Meanwhile, the development of city centres for business and commercial use is encouraging increased traffic.
▪ But that does not include commercial use and is subject to local by-laws.
▪ Its waters formerly turned many a mill wheel on the way, although they are no longer put to any commercial use.
▪ The first commercial use of the new product is in Agfa's 406dpi printer.
▪ The event is open to preserved and current commercial vehicles and preserved emergency vehicles.
▪ Excluding pickup trucks and commercial vehicles, though, Mercedes grabbed 8. 0 percent of the market.
▪ They are expected to halve pollution caused by large commercial vehicles, bringing them into line with regulations governing car exhaust emissions.
▪ Taxes on commercial vehicles are also lower than on passenger cars, he said.
▪ Will commercial vehicle operators buy long-lasting, reliable but expensive quality tyres, or cheap, short-life imports and re-moulds?
▪ An increase in passenger car exports was offset by a 20 percent fall in commercial vehicle exports.
▪ The surge in commercial vehicle production was regarded as a particularly encouraging pointer to an improvement in the economy.
▪ You need permission to build parking space for a commercial vehicle.
▪ After dabbling in commercial ventures from within Titan for nearly four years, the company took a bold new step.
▪ These commercial ventures led to many disputes, and Love was extremely litigious, appearing often as a plaintiff in Chancery.
▪ The movement born as an alternative to the arid materialism of consumer culture is here hawked and promoted like any commercial venture.
▪ This is a commercial venture from which we aim to make a profit.
▪ This is a peculiar anomaly in that the Transfer Regulations currently exclude undertakings in the nature of commercial ventures.
▪ Hence the Act is really talking in terms of a commercial venture A single transaction will be sufficient to satisfy s 45. 2.
▪ Both worry about the fishing villages whose livelihood has been commercial whaling.
▪ Today, commercial whaling is banned.
▪ But we do face a real possibility that some commercial whaling will be allowed to resume in 1992.
▪ Helped bring an end to commercial whaling.
▪ The deal envisaged would permit a limited resumption of commercial whaling inside the 200-mile coastal zones of the countries concerned.
▪ a large commercial fish farm
▪ All commercial milk is pasteurized.
▪ Denmark's first commercial channel went on air on June 1, 1987.
▪ Guangzhou is the commercial capital of China's Pearl River area.
▪ His first commercial venture was opening a small corner shop.
▪ Most European countries have a mixture of commercial and state-run television.
▪ Several commercial properties are vacant.
▪ The British Empire was established for commercial as well as political reasons.
▪ The designer insists her clothing styles are commercial.
▪ the most popular commercial radio station in London
▪ The space shuttle is being used more and more for commercial purposes.
▪ Theobald is a freelance commercial artist.
▪ And commercial life these days ain't easy as we can vouch.
▪ Apply to the Secretary if you wish to become a commercial pupil.
▪ But is commercial pressure to blame?
▪ But what has happened with the more commercial manifestations of rave don't interest me.
▪ From its first operation in the 1920s, the computer only reached commercial feasibility and success in 1964.
▪ However, others saw a commercial rather than a political motivation behind the sale.
▪ The only real sense the deal makes is unashamedly commercial.
▪ A beer commercial came on, and he turned off the sound.
▪ We even made our own television commercials and our own radio commercials.
▪ In one radio commercial, Scratchman rescues a kitten stranded in a tree by firing up a chainsaw.
▪ They are planning a blitz of television commercials, town-hall meetings and phone-ins.
▪ For instance, why is showing an unflattering picture of Bob Dole in a television commercial such a terrible crime?
▪ The crows in the television commercials provide another vehicle for conveying messages about Docklands.
▪ None of them appear in television commercials with star players, as Jones does.
▪ There were some laid back television commercials too.
▪ One television commercial showed a couple at a raucous party, getting friendly as they talk about the lottery.
▪ She is on national television commercials.
▪ Or are they simply reacting emotionally to finely crafted television commercials and populist rhetoric?
▪ Nor is an anti-abortion candidate who aired graphic television commercials with footage of dismembered fetuses.
▪ The station repeatedly aired a commercial for the tape.
▪ Clinton has already staged dry-runs in 20 media markets, airing three 30-second television commercials last June at a cost of.
▪ He does commercials with Deion Sanders.
▪ I would like to do some commercials.
▪ When I was 12 I did off-Broadway plays and commercials.
▪ It is providing a guaranteed access to its members, and a simple multilateral agreement to do commercial inter-networking.
▪ And to pay for it they must run commercials.
▪ All the major candidates, with one exception, have been running negative commercials.
▪ But with audiences in the millions, enough people see the commercials and buy enough products to make the system work.
▪ And do you remember seeing all those SunTran commercials during the Superbowl a few years back?
▪ Perhaps you have seen this commercial.
▪ Overall, research shows that the commercials are very meaningful to Guinness drinkers and reinforce its reputations as a tonic.
▪ During this time they were also shown a reel of commercials for different brands, including one for Tetley round bags.
▪ a commercial for low-alcohol lager
▪ Have you seen the new Levi jeans commercial?
▪ Networks show more toy commercials just before Christmas.
▪ We'll be right back with you after a commercial break.
▪ And seeing as it was my brainchild, would you not say it was possibly the best commercial of all time?
▪ But with audiences in the millions, enough people see the commercials and buy enough products to make the system work.
▪ Part of the reason commercials are effective is that they are, in a sense, invisible.
▪ Producers of commercials resisted, but granted some concessions to end the strike.
▪ The television commercials are complex texts within which different forms of signs are structured by a variety of codes.
▪ There are even commercials that show us a vision of hell should we fail to buy the right product.
▪ Yet the commercial is based on speculation that is indeed scary but not unjustified.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Commercial \Com*mer"cial\, a. [Cf. F. commercial.] Of or pertaining to commerce; carrying on or occupied with commerce or trade; mercantile; as, commercial advantages; commercial relations. ``Princely commercial houses.''

Commercial college, a school for giving instruction in commercial knowledge and business.

Commercial law. See under Law.

Commercial note paper, a small size of writing paper, usually about 5 by 71/2 or 8 inches.

Commercial paper, negotiable paper given in due course of business. It includes bills of exchange, promissory notes, bank checks, etc.

Commercial traveler, an agent of a wholesale house who travels from town to town to solicit orders.

Syn: See Mercantile.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1680s, "pertaining to trade," from commerce + -al (1). Meaning "paid for by advertisements" (in reference to radio, TV, etc.) is from 1932; meaning "done for the sake of financial profit" (of art, etc.) is from 1871. Related: Commercially.


"an advertisement broadcast on radio or TV," 1935, from commercial (adj.).


a. Of or pertaining to commerce. n. An advertisement in a common media format, usually radio or television.

  1. adj. connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises; "commercial trucker"; "commercial TV"; "commercial diamonds" [ant: noncommercial]

  2. of or relating to commercialism; "a commercial attache"; "commercial paper"; "commercial law"

  3. of the kind or quality used in commerce; average or inferior; "commercial grade of beef"; "commercial oxalic acid"


n. a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television [syn: commercial message]


Commercial may refer to:

  • Advertising, paid classified messages in newspapers, magazines, flyers, billboards, and paid announcements over radio and television
    • Radio advertisement, paid announcements over the radio to sell a product, item or service
    • Television advertisement, paid announcements over the television to sell a product, item or service.
  • Commerce, a system of voluntary exchange of products and services to the country
    • Trade, the trading of something of economic value such as goods, services, information or money
  • Commercial agriculture, the large-scale production of crops for sale
  • Commercial bank, a type of bank specializing in checking accounts and short-term loans
  • Commercial broadcasting, the practice of airing radio and television advertisements for profit
  • Commercial district, a part of a city where the primary use of property is for business, commerce and trade
  • Commercial Drive, Vancouver, a roadway in the city of Vancouver
  • Commercial law, the legal regulations governing transactions and related matters in business, commerce and trade
  • Commercial property, real estate developed for use by businesses
  • Commercial software, a software that is licensed for a fee
  • Commercial Solutions, a company in Edmonton
  • Commercial Township, New Jersey, in Cumberland County, New Jersey
  • Commercial vehicle, a type of vehicle for hire to transport goods or passengers
  • Strictly Commercial, a compilation album by Frank Zappa.
Commercial (album)

Commercial is the sixth studio album recorded by Venezuelan band Los Amigos Invisibles released on June 9, 2009. In 2009 the album won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.

Commercial (First)

The Commercial (First) is a functional constituency in the elections for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong first created in 1985. The constituency is composed of bodies that are members of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce entitled to vote at general meetings of the Chamber.

Commercial (Second)

The Commercial (Second) is a functional constituency in the elections for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong first created in 1985. The constituency is composed of 1,491 electors, 618 corporates and 873 individual members of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce entitled to vote at general meetings of the Chamber.

No actual election has been held since its creation in 1985 as all candidates have been uncontested.

Usage examples of "commercial".

In the first half of the 18th century, when Bushire was an unimportant fishing village, it was selected by Nadir Shah as the southern port of Persia and dockyard of the navy which he aspired to create in the Persian Gulf, and the British commercial factory of the East India Company, established at Gombrun, the modern Bander Abbasi, was transferred to it in 1759.

But in notes made in early March, at the time Silas Deane was appointed as a secret envoy, Adams had stressed that there must be no political or military connection with France, only a commercial connection.

In 1776, Adams had argued in Congress that any alliance with France must be commercial only.

When in a meeting with Lord Carmarthen, Adams summoned all his old intensity to warn that the attitude of the British, if continued, would inevitably strengthen commercial ties between the United States and France, it had no effect whatever.

Since the 1950s, the mallness of malls has involved a different set of characteristics: a shared parking lot, common ownership and management, uniform and aesthetically pleasing design, clear and consistent marketing goals, a carefully controlled commercial environment, a tenant mix designed to provide variety, and a wide range of consumer goods.

George Riot slipped into town and on the telephone muttered that she must meet him again at the dreary Hex Hotel, she refused, because she was going to a party to be given by the clever Miss Teddy Klutz, aetat 24, the youngest and liveliest teacher at their Qwick-Shure Secretarial and Executive Commercial College, Positions Guaranteed.

Boeing and Airbus are hard at work shaping the future of commercial flight.

Underpinning all of it like the fiscal standard in commercial societies lay a bedrock of depravity and violence where in an egalitarian absolute every man was judged by a single standard and that was his readiness to kill.

The bar and the commercial element of Little Arcady had been cold, not to say suspicious, toward him.

But the Archerfish had been ducking various commercial craft all day as she had traversed first the Skagerak and then the Kattegat, while moving from the North Sea into the Baltic.

The thought of a concerted Bashkir commercial push into the Korrush made him want to scream.

Hashed arrogantly past the commercial craft on its way to the private docking bays, and pulled up with a whine of nullgravs at the entrance ramp of a yacht painted in the blue and silver of the Royal House of Sapne.

The morning she walked into the Biloxi commercial bank she had eaten little for two days.

The commercial biotech firms had been springing up ever since the Human Genome Project started mapping the broad outline of human genes.

For some time he acted as clerk in connexion with a bleachfield at Roslin, and subsequently held a situation in the Commercial Bank in Edinburgh.