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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONS

I must have been a bad example to other "cons," for they began to get as tired as myself.

With his wife by his side, Miguel cons his occasional despatches.

In this train of mind he cons his first lessons of liberty and independence.

Of the cons were all of the fighting generals of the fighting corps, save the 1st.

Still further it should be noted that the same author in cons.

The value of the over-occupation which is produced by the regulating influence of the Cons.

But theres nothing the matter with Cons manners, so it doesnt make sense.

The other cons back in the building started shooting at the guy with the subgun.

He purses his lips in a silent whistle as he cons his shining trifles and varies his plan of display every day.

Cons'kence o' bein' picked up by a ol' German sailin'-'utch an' took to 'Frisco 'fore the mast.

WORD ORIGIN

"negation" (mainly in pro and con), 1570s, short for Latin contra "against" (see contra).

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