Usage examples for mercantile

  1. However, with a heart overflowing with joy, I entered upon my mercantile avocations. – Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX by Alexander Leighton
  2. My father kept a country store, and if there is any place under the stars where a man gets all sorts of experience in every kind of mercantile transactions, it is in the country store. – Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell
  3. Not quite so powerful as the Sultan of Mvumi, he yet owned a fair share of Ugogo and about forty villages, and could, if he chose, have oppressed the mercantile souls of my Arab companions, in the same way as he of Mvumi. – How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry M. Stanley