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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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The battlefield was unfortunately confrontational rather than conferential and so counterproductive.
Balances were shrewd and telling, Fountain sometimes soloistic, sometimes conferential, though his West Midland Arts instrument was somewhat ailing.
I do not, of course, have the space here to list the individual accomplishments in eighteenth-century studies, Romanticism, literary theory, and other disciplines, particularly sociology and anthropology, that set the stage for these conferential moments.

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