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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.
"Tell me some more about this conference. Are you sure that your information is reliable?"
A howl from all these intellectual idiots is bound to help forward the labours of the Milan Conference. They will be writing to the papers.
Haven't they been flocking over here at the first hint of the Milan Conference? This is an absurd country."
"Ah," said Seth, who could not repress a comment on this point, "and a sore pity it was o' Conference; and if Dinah had seen as I did, we'd ha' left the Wesleyans and joined a body that 'ud put no bonds on Christian liberty."
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.
"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."
How came they to use it for their secret conference? Would the lackey talk?

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