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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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When I tell you that no one from this country was invited to the conference, I think you will be able, broadly speaking, to divine its purpose.
It was he who sent the first agent out to Germany, to try and discover at least where this conference was to be held.
You mean to say," Hamel asked, "that you seriously believe that a conference is on the point of being held at which France and Russia are to be invited to consider suggestions like this?
A howl from all these intellectual idiots is bound to help forward the labours of the Milan Conference.
The conference between us, conducted in this way, was tiresome enough, until my daughter suddenly ended it by bursting out with what I thought the most monstrous supposition I had ever heard in my life.
To behold the Northwest Company in all its state and grandeur, however, it was necessary to witness an annual gathering at the great interior place of conference established at Fort William, near what is called the Grand Portage, on Lake Superior.
To him a visit to the grand conference at Fort William was a most important event, and he repaired there as to a meeting of parliament.
They had proceeded only a hundred yards from the works, when the little array which attended the French general to the conference was seen issuing from the hollow way which formed the bed of a brook that ran between the batteries of the besiegers and the fort.
Montcalm waited patiently until this little dialogue in demi-voice was ended, when he drew nigher, and opened the subject of their conference.
He was seen to re- enter the works during the first watches of the night, and immediately after a private conference with the commandant, to leave them again.
Certainly, sir -- it is not such lords as you are who are allowed to wait in the ante-chamber, only just now he has a secret conference with Monsieur de Bruy.
I supposed," said Athos, "that last night's conferences would modify those warlike arrangements.