Word "biddable "

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I have tried to use "biddable". I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. I am not sure if "for the next hours" is correct.

Rachel and her three friends went to a cafe, where they for the next hours discussed about whose husband was the most biddable.
 

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No, it's not natural. You could use 'for the next hour', 'for the next few hours' or 'for the next couple of hours'. You need to change the word order and delete 'about', too.

'Rachel and her three friends went to a cafe, where, for the next couple of hours, they discussed whose husband was the most biddable'. For example.
 

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What do you mean by "biddable?" Are they up for auction?
 

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I meant the most obedient.
 

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I've never heard that word used in my life. I doubt it would be understood by a typical audience. At least of AmE.
 

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I'd say it's common enough in BrE.
 

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Biddable is archaic, at least in American English.
 

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SoothingDave

I meant the most obedient.

I would understand "biddable" to mean something that can be bid in an auction.
 

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I'm pretty sure I've seen it in The Economist meaning "amenable to change".
 
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