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“What we want is to administer a tonic to the Conference in Milan,” he said airily.

Long was the conference, and sleepless the couch, of Mr. and Mrs. Morton.

He had just left a conference of high officers, and he came upon a mission.

He managed the conference with his usual consummate dexterity.

She stopped in the roadway, as if to put an end to the conference.

Here our conference ended, for it was now high time to prepare for church.

I desire my friend Slyme to be present at the remainder of this conference.'

Mr. Lorry readily engaged for that, and the conference was ended.

I should be very sorry if he thought that I talked to anyone else of my conference with him.'

To this they appeared oblivious, being intent upon their conference.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "act of conferring," from Middle French conférence (15c.), from Medieval Latin conferentia, from Latin conferens, present participle of conferre (see confer). Meaning "formal meeting for consultation" is from 1580s.

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