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Egan's seconder followed the Major, and the crowd shouted again.

But it must be remarked that his seconder is not here this morning to speak for him.

Then the seconder advanced, and there was a general burst of applause.

And my name went up, with Mowbray Langdon's brother, Tom, as seconder.

"I must ask the gentleman to find a seconder for his motion," Leonard broke in.

On this subject the mover of the Address said never a word, and the seconder only a word or two.

Ramsey mentioned the unidentified man with the cornet but found no seconder.

The more popular the candidate, the less work there is for his proposer and seconder.

I was not the seconder; it was Mr. Dunning, recorder of this city.

Nominations are now made in writing by proposer, seconder, and eight others, all registered voters.

WORD ORIGIN

"next after first," c.1300, from Old French second, secont, and directly from Latin secundus "following, next in time or order," also "secondary, subordinate, inferior," from root of sequi "follow" (see sequel). Replaced native other in this sense because of the ambiguousness of the earlier word. Second sight is from 1610s; an etymologically perverse term, because it means in reality the sight of events before, not after, they occur. Second fiddle first attested 1809:

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