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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONCESSIONS

Concessions were made, but they failed to reconcile the opposition.

In diplomacy, a last demand before resorting to concessions.

We have made all the concessions that we can make, or ought to make.

It is important to notice that these concessions were economic, not social.

Without his help, they would never have gotten the concessions.

Of course, all these concessions which are obtained are paid for in ready money.

Am I to understand then, gentlemen, that your Board is going to make no concessions?

The Allies were pressing the Commission to get the concessions on the 1916 native crop.

And then as if you were to say, 'I must continue my concessions, my efforts, my sacrifices.

It was a concession—and concessions were immemorially worth what they would fetch.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Old French concession (14c.) or directly from Latin concessionem (nominative concessio) "an allowing, conceding," noun of action from past participle stem of concedere (see concede). Meaning "right or privilege granted by government" is from 1650s. "Refreshment stand" sense is from 1910.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.