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Definitions of congress

  1. the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
  2. a national legislative assembly
  3. the legislature of the United States government
  4. a meeting of elected or appointed representatives
  5. A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an encounter.
  6. A sudden encounter; a collision; a shock; -- said of things.
  7. The coming together of a male and female in sexual commerce; the act of coition.
  8. A gathering or assembly; a conference.
  9. A formal assembly, as of princes, deputies, representatives, envoys, or commissioners; esp., a meeting of the representatives of several governments or societies to consider and determine matters of common interest.
  10. The collective body of senators and representatives of the people of a nation, esp. of a republic, constituting the chief legislative body of the nation.
  11. The lower house of the Spanish Cortes, the members of which are elected for three years.
  12. A conference; an assembly or ambassadors, etc., for the settlement of international affairs: Congress, the national legislature of the United States.
  13. Congressional.
  14. A meeting together or assembly, as of ambassadors, etc., for political purposes: the federal legislature of the United States.
  15. A meeting together; the federal legislature of the United States.
  16. An assembly; conference; meeting; intercourse.
  17. The national legislative body of the United States.
  18. A meeting as of envoys, commissioners, deputies, & c.; the federal legislative body of the United States.
  19. A meeting; an assembly of persons for the settlement of affairs between different states or countries; the legislature of the United States of America.
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Quotes of congress

  1. Thanks to farm subsidies, the fine collaboration between agribusiness and Congress soy, corn and cattle became king. And chicken soon joined them on the throne. It was during this period that the cycle of dietary and planetary destruction began, the thing we're only realizing just now. – Mark Bittman
  2. If we are wondering why only 19 percent of the American people feel that the Congress is in tune with their priorities, the cuts in Amtrak is one blatant reason why. – Corrine Brown
  3. This resolution is further proof that Congress stands firmly behind our troops and remains resolved to pursue those responsible for the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, until they are discovered, detained, and punished. – John Doolittle
  4. I think it's a lovely idea, but it will not pass the Congress I live in a world of realities. The policy of our country is that we can drill our way to independence. I think that's a march to folly. – Anna Eshoo
  5. The lack of health care coverage has remained very important to me during my time in Congress and as a member of the House Subcommittee on Health, I am working hard with my colleagues to correct these inequalities. – Paul Gillmor
  6. While Congress can't overturn the Supreme Court, we can provide carrots and sticks to prevent local governments from unfairly taking property from landowners. – Stephanie Herseth
  7. There has been a growing consensus across the country- from statehouses to the White House and the halls of Congress that we need to take dramatic steps to improve our secondary schools. – Ruben Hinojosa
  8. As we get closer to the end of this Congress we should be addressing the urgent needs of the American people- the war in Iraq, affordable health care, a sensible energy policy, quality education for our children, retirement security, and a sound and fair fiscal policy. – Chris Van Hollen
  9. You know, this is- one can imagine how life would be different if one body of Congress was controlled by the other party, there would be subpoena power and there would be all- mechanisms to get to the bottom of all sorts of issues of controversy. – Michael Isikoff
  10. Copyrights have not expired, and will not expire, so long as Congress is free to be bought to extend them again. – Lawrence Lessig
  11. Congress seems to want to cure every ill known to man except unconstitutional government and high taxes. – Charley Reese
  12. Congress Bingo with billions. – Red Skelton
  13. As Members of Congress we swear an oath to uphold the United States Constitution. It means something to be an American because we believe in our country, we believe in our people, and we believe in our constitution. – Todd Tiahrt
  14. The old Court you and I served so long will not be worthy of its traditions if Nixon can twist, turn and fashion If Nixon gets away with that, then Nixon makes the law as he goes along- not the Congress nor the courts. – Earl Warren
  15. Congress would exclude slavery from any territory that in the future might be acquired from Mexico. – David Wilmot

Usage examples for congress

  1. It was, in fact, the organ of the Congress – The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl Commentator: Louis Lipsky Alex Bein
  2. I ask Congress to pass this request. – State of the Union Addresses of Ronald Reagan by Ronald Reagan
  3. In September, when Congress despatched the army of the north to conquer Canada, seven more men went from Second Westings, and enthusiasm grew. – Barbara Ladd by Charles G. D. Roberts
  4. The Indians didn't want it done, and they joined together to send some one to Washington to address congress on the subject. – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis
  5. Archie Blair had gone to the city to a medical congress and he missed him. – The End of the Rainbow by Marian Keith
  6. Brick thinks a big cattle- king stood in with Congress and he got the soldiers sent here to drive out all the settlers because they were beginning to farm the land instead of letting it grow wild for the cattle. – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis
  7. This would bring us within four or five days of the meeting of Congress – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  8. But it's the first stage of the journey, and after the legislature comes Congress – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  9. According to Elizabeth, he had come over to attend a Catholic Congress in London. – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  10. I called upon your Congress that is trying to break up the government. – The Struggle between President Johnson and Congress over Reconstruction by Charles Ernest Chadsey
  11. We have Indians in Congress – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  12. After that speech I don't see why Congress should wait for him at all. – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  13. Congress however, did nothing new. – The Wars Between England and America by T. C. Smith
  14. In everything that the Congress has commanded there is an aspect of destruction as there is an aspect of creation. – Freedom Through Disobedience by C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das
  15. During the last hundred years the leading orators of Congress have mainly come from among the humble and the poor, and all the learning they had of their art was got in the schoolhouse, the shop, the fields, and the University of Hard Knocks. – Increasing Personal Efficiency by Russell H. Conwell
  16. Congress did not grant their prayer. – A Brief History of the United States by John Bach McMaster
  17. Rarely now do we hear the eagle scream in Congress or on the platform. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
  18. Nobody but the good go to Congress – Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 23, 2009
  19. Congress has made clear its recognition that the security of the western Pacific is vital to the security of the United States and that we should be firm. – The Communist Threat in the Taiwan Area by John Foster Dulles and Dwight D. Eisenhower
  20. He soon found that Congress could not be moved by a sense of justice, but only by personal influence. – Cambridge Sketches by Frank Preston Stearns

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