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Usage examples for confer

  1. " Finding me lying down in my tent," writes this officer, " he expressed regret that I was sick, and said he had come to confer with me on a subject of great importance, but would not then trouble me with it. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  2. " I am very grateful to the club for the honour they confer upon me, and shall gladly avail myself of the privilege," replied the lawyer, who, as he spoke, made a resolve never to put his foot inside the club premises, but to ship his crew and sail from Rotterdam without delay. – A Desperate Voyage by Edward Frederick Knight
  3. He is the master of every man who has the power over the things which another person wishes or does not wish, the power to confer them on him or to take them away. – A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion by Epictetus
  4. The Emperor now declared: " The document should be delivered to the Lutherans in case they would promise to keep it to themselves and not allow it to fall into other hands; otherwise His Imperial Majesty was not minded to confer with them any longer." – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  5. At length Napoleon said: " Go, Fontaine, and take your plans along; I will confer further about the matter. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  6. Men acted as if the court could receive, as well as confer, an obligation. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  7. " I should accept it as such," he averred-" whenever you choose to confer it." – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  8. The Dewan shall confer with you, and let you know my pleasure. – Athelstane Ford by Allen Upward
  9. He desired that if the Senate did not wish to confer the right of suffrage by this bill, they should say so. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  10. Oh, if martyrdom, patience, and faith in despite of trial, can confer a patent of nobility, then this people is noble beyond many another. – Jewish Literature and Other Essays by Gustav Karpeles
  11. And assuredly they ought to have been, in so far at least as the prospective possession of great wealth can confer happiness; for, little as any of us knew of the actual value of the treasure we had so easily obtained, we knew enough to feel assured that, when the time for division should arrive, we should each be rich enough to be independent, for the rest of our lives, of any need to work for a living. – The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn by Harry Collingwood
  12. " I desire," the Marquis announced, " to see Mr. Wadham, Senior, or to confer at once with any member of the firm who may be disengaged." – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. Branches of the latter also pass to the soft palate and neighboring parts and confer taste on them. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  14. But I desire also that good men may be able to confer on this great matter in a friendly manner. – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  15. What position under the sun do I confer? – The Reverberator by Henry James
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