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Word Example of - compact

    Example Sentences for compact

    The Constitution is a "compact, to which the States are the parties."

    It was no time or place to ratify a compact for her husband in his absence.

    Now, if there had been two, I should not have gone on; I should not have broken my compact.

    Even then, such a thing was known as the Crown disregarding the compact.

    In a covenant the two parties are conceived as equals in point of law, binding themselves by a compact that bears on each alike.

    The midshipmen had entered into a compact to introduce each other to their partners.

    There now wanted only the second compact, which had remained in the power of the demon.

    He declared the Union, as a compact with slave-holders, was worthy only to be dissolved.

    In mediæval sermons we meet a few edifying wraiths and ghosts, returning in obedience to a compact made while in the body.

    His height was about five feet eight inches, and his figure was muscular and compact.

Word Origin & History of - compact

    Word Origin & History

    compact late 14c., from L. compactus "concentrated," pp. of compingere "to fasten together," from com- "with, together" + pangere "to fix, fasten." The noun meaning "make-up case" first recorded 1921, based on its containing compacted face powder; compact car is 1960. Compact disc is from 1979.