- He said he hoped the people to whom the appeal's cash was offered would accept hand-outs in the spirit in which they were meant.
- It just said I was being considered and would I accept it if they offered it me.
- At present, most schools offer bursaries to children talented in music, sport or the arts.
- This act reminds me of a kindly uncle who offers to read the children a bedtime story, and chooses Dracula.
- Two men driving a blue Transit van with ladders on its roof called to the home of the elderly couple offering to fix their guttering.
- After demolishing theirs, it became apparent that ours was in a perilous condition and he very kindly offered to help remedy the situation.
- Still, in the run-up to Christmas it can be useful to be offered unsolicited products for sale.
- Refreshments will be available, and plants will be offered for sale.
- It offered the finest decor available when it opened in 1977 and has changed little since.
- If our prayer is offered up in full faith, we are assured, that it will be efficacious.
- On the next day when he offered the prayer they all offered it up with him and it was again talked about on the following morning.
- In order to calm a sea monster that hid on the bottom of the sea, a girl was offered up as a sacrifice each year.
- Digitization offered new opportunities to providing access to these collections.
- We will also be offering opportunities for further career training for some of the young people.
- It is a highly rewarding career, offering unlimited opportunities but requires a high degree of commitment, dedication and hard work.
- Iraqi tanks came under withering fire, and Iraqi troops once again offered little resistance.
- In the gorge the remnants of the Taliban lines offered little resistance.
- Rosenborg should, on the face of it, offer little resistance to Madrid's progress to the quarter-finals.
- James, refusing the advice of his senior staff to withdraw to the Shannon, offered William battle.
- She is holding out accepting the job offer to see if she likes it.
- Many of the rest accepted the offer of amnesty offered to those who surrendered within twenty-four hours.
- At present this information is found out by would-be purchasers after their offer to buy a home has been accepted.
- The current offer would not see drivers lose any money despite the reduced hours.
- The current salary offers are among the lowest in the current wage round.
- No one is revealing the exact amount of the offers, but rumours suggest that they are around $500,000.
- Increased competition between the three mobile operators has led to greater prices and special offers in recent years.
- The figures were for regular shelf prices, with special offers excluded.
- So it's no surprise to see every major player in the market touting special offers.
- The story concerns two cousins, Laura and Janette, who consider two offers of marriage extended to Laura.
- So he sighed and resigned himself to signing many autographs and tactfully declining many offers of marriage.
- How many offers of marriage and just sailing off into the sunset had she received, yet she couldn't just up and leave her family.
have something to offer
- Have something available to be used or appreciated: if the injury clears up and I feel I have something to offer I will play againMore example sentences
- Amazingly the city, while not having a lot to offer, was just how I remembered it.
- We may not be as educated or experienced as our teachers or parents or politicians, but we have lots to offer.
- Many people do not go to museums because they have an image of them being boring, but in fact they have lots to offer.
offer one's hand
- Extend one’s hand to be shaken as a sign of friendship: the golfer who offers his hand to a victorious opponent figurative it was time to offer our hand to the emerging democracies of eastern EuropeMore example sentences
- At the end of the session we bowed, as everyone does, and he offered his hand for me to shake, which I did.
- Before I knew it I was walking over to her and offering my hand for her to shake.
- ‘Hello Mr. and Mrs. Parker,’ Will said offering his hand to shake.
- Available: the number of permanent jobs on offer is relatively smallMore example sentences
- In Britain it is a few hundred pounds and that can be quickly withdrawn if you don't accept one of the jobs on offer.
- He and the other sporting figures will tell young people about the wealth of jobs on offer in sport.
- The event organised by the Department of Tourism had the right mix of fare on offer.
- (also on special offer) British 3.1 Available for sale at a reduced price: the fruit cocktail trifle is on offer at 99pMore example sentences
on sale, up for sale, on the market, purchasable, available, obtainable, to be had;North American on the block
- The freezer had an important role to play as it allows Mrs Jones to buy things she sees on special offer even if she does not need them immediately.
- Waterstone's offered it last week on special offer for £7.50.
- For example, Argos currently has a 27-inch LCD television on special offer at £499.99 - reduced from £749.99.
open to offers
- Willing to sell something or do a job for a reasonable price: we have no certain plans to sell but we are open to offersMore example sentences
- Some developers do not formally cut prices or give incentives, but are open to offers.
- The agents say they are open to offers but would expect the entire site to achieve a price in the region of £7 million.
- It's been on the market for a while now so we are open to offers.
(or offeror) noun
- Example sentences
- The premium is significantly below that which we would normally expect where an offeror is intending to privatise or increase its controlling stake in a listed company.
- This applies regardless of whether or not the identity of the offeror has been disclosed in the aforementioned announcement, he said.
- If, for example, the offeror becomes insolvent during that time, they've got your shares and you don't get the money.
Old English offrian 'sacrifice something to a deity', of Germanic origin, from Latin offerre 'bestow, present' (in ecclesiastical Latin 'offer to God'), reinforced by French offrir (which continued to express the primary sense). The noun (late Middle English) is from French offre.
Words that rhyme with offercoffer, cougher, Offa, proffer, quaffer, scoffer
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: offer
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.