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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONCLUSIVE

The bare reference to a single consideration will be conclusive on this point.

His justification would then be too conclusive to admit of question.

“You will want some conclusive evidence,” came the observation in a murmur.

"They ain't worth much," he said, dropping them, with a conclusive air.

White recognized the phrase and its conclusive contemporary weight.

And you'll give me your advice, which will be conclusive, law, and every thing to me.

Rumford describes these experiments at length, and they are conclusive.

There is no conclusive evidence as to the date of composition.

A document so complete, so conclusive, in which there is not a gap?

The evidence was conclusive: a court of law could have desired no better.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "occurring at the end," from French conclusif, from Late Latin conclusivus, from conclus-, past participle stem of concludere (see conclude). Meaning "definitive, decisive, convincing" (putting an end to debate) is from 1640s. Related: Conclusiveness.

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