conference


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conference

1. a formal meeting of two or more states, political groups, etc., esp to discuss differences or formulate common policy
2. an assembly of the clergy or of clergy and laity of any of certain Protestant Christian Churches acting as representatives of their denomination
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Of course my aunt was immediately made acquainted with the successful issue of the conference, and with all that had been said and done in the course of it.
He used it to the full during the Chicago Convention of 1907 and the Peace Conference at Portsmouth.
I am even sorry that this evening I almost repulsed -- but there will be a conference to-morrow and we shall see.
Thus ended a conference three hours long, at the end of which the Indians affirmed that they were not weary, and requested their visitors to come again.
He proposed the matter to some of the leaders, and urged that they should meet the Blackfeet chiefs in a grand pacific conference, offering to send two of his men to the enemy's camp with pipe, tobacco and flag of truce, to negotiate the proposed meeting.
And I said, 'Nay, sir, you can't do that, for Conference has forbid the women preaching, and she's given it up, all but talking to the people a bit in their houses.
An audience would be demanded of the governor-general, who would hold the conference with becoming state, seated in an elbow-chair, with the Indians ranged in semicircles before him, seated on the ground, and silently smoking their pipes.
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
Out from this central Negro Conference at Tuskegee have grown numerous state an local conferences which are doing the same kind of work.
A conference took place confined to the magnates sitting at the table.
He looked me over in my general effect of base mechanical, and asked me if I had given up the law; I had only to answer him I had, and our conference ended.
The whole conference lasted not more than an hour, during which time Daylight lived at the topmost of the highest peak of life that he had ever scaled.