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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SESSIONS

The sessions of the General Conference are held quadrennially.

Not that father was accustomed to sleep during the sessions—Oh, dear, no!

The second won't come for two sessions after, but it will be law all the same.

They had been for some sessions trading on their Protestantism.

Albaugh's Opera House was crowded to its capacity at all of the sixteen sessions.

"Yes, sir; an aggravated case," said I, using the phrase of the Sessions.

This does not mean, however, that our sessions are totally "unstructured."

At one of these sessions a fresh indignity was put upon him.

The Governor could take no action in the premises, and referred him to the Judge of the Sessions.

The delegates arrived after the close of the sessions of the congress.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "periodical sitting of a court," from Old French session "act or state of sitting; assembly," from Latin sessionem (nominative sessio) "act of sitting; a seat; loitering; a session," noun of action from past participle stem of sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). Sense of "period set aside for some activity" is first recorded 1920, in bull session, probably from quarter sessions courts (see quarter (n.)). Musical sense of "recording occasion in a studio" is from 1927.

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