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customer

noun acceptor, bargainer, bidder, business contact, buyer, buyer of labor, client, consumer, emptor, leaser, lessee, one of the clientele, one of the purrhasing public, patron, prospect, purchaser, purchaser of goods from another, redeemer, share buyer, shopper, taker, user, vendee
Associated concepts: buyer in the ordinary course of business, cash customer, customer in ordinary course of business, duty to customers, interference with customers, loss of customers, occasional customer, solicitation of customers
See also: client, consumer, patron
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He stared at Hepzibah a moment, as an elder customer than himself would have been likely enough to do, not knowing what to make of the tragic attitude and queer scowl wherewith she regarded him.
The customers came in crowds every day and bought quantities, especially the toffee customers.
It is not one of our stations, as you perceive," said my companion "The keeper was violently opposed to the railroad; and well he might be, as the track left his house of entertainment on one side, and thus was pretty certain to deprive him of all his reputable customers.
To promenade, as usual, and large customer brought (fat man).
The assistant is even civil and attends to him at once, to the great indignation of the lady in the next box, who, however, sarcastically observes that she don't mind being kept waiting "if it is a regular customer.
And, if the customer was an observant man, he would notice that her replies at that juncture became somewhat absent, her smile a little mechanical.
On account of which, and at the same time to oblige a--do you call it, in your business, customer or client?
She left them, and, since for a minute or two there was no one to attend to, sat down and looked at the evening paper which a customer had left behind him.
I remember my lars' customer, the very lars' customer that ever I
Heaven knows what they must have thought, if they thought anything, of their queer customer in that obscure little Ohio village; but he could not have been queerer to them than to his fellow-villagers, I am sure.
At the same time he was Ikey's friend and customer, and often dropped in at the Blue Light Drug Store to have a bruise painted with iodine or get a cut rubber-plastered after a pleasant evening spent along the Bowery.
However, as I was saying, this Alan Breck is a bold, desperate customer, and well kent to be James's right hand.

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