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Word Example of - convention

    Example Sentences for convention

    For, in the words of that member of the Convention who did not like the guillotine, to kill is not to reply.

    Anybody who is not in the convention can scoff at it, however low his own code may be.

    How long did the Philadelphia convention continue in session?

    It mattered not much what principles the convention set forth.

    We speak of nature and convention; they contrasted things that are by nature with things that are by law.

    The body was flooded with the petitions and remonstrances that had been sent to the convention.

    We had a convention lately to resolve that the house should keep itself; but it won't.

    It was the duty of this committee to name a candidate on whom the convention could agree.

    Some unions meet annually, some biennially, some triennially, and a few determine by referendum when the convention is to meet.

    A meeting was called in Beaufort to elect delegates to the Baltimore convention.

Word Origin & History of - convention

    Word Origin & History

    convention c.1440, from L. conventionem (nom. conventio), pp. of convenire (see convene).