Usage examples for convene

  1. And from this height, in the redolent air, I could not force myself down to muse upon a long season in a cell, waiting for the court to convene. – Bolanyo by Opie Percival Read
  2. Were it possible for all the people to convene and give their personal assent, some would think this the best mode of making laws, but in the present instance it is impracticable. – Essays on the Constitution of the United States by Paul Leicester Ford
  3. " Oh, no; the Assembly does not convene for a fortnight, and nobody short of an inspired prophet can foretell what legislation will be sprung. – The Grafters by Francis Lynde
  4. In short, the Duc d'Orleans approved of my scheme, and ordered me to convene a general assembly of the ecclesiastical communities, and to get deputies chosen out of them all, and go with them to Court, there to present the deputation, which should request the King to give peace to his people and return to his good city of Paris. – The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete by Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz
  5. When Mr. Biggleston told him the Governor did not intend to call another Legislature " until he saw a chance to get a better one," Harvey replied, " then the people will convene one themselves." – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  6. Therefore, no election was to be held in 1874, except for Congressmen, and to fill a few vacancies, while the regular election for county officers and members of the Legislature would be held in 1875. Since the regular session of the 44th Congress would not convene before December, 1875, in order to avoid the trouble and expense incident to holding an election in 1874, the Legislature passed a bill postponing the election of members of Congress until November, 1875. There being some doubt about the legality of this legislation, Congress passed a bill legalizing the act of the Legislature. – The Facts of Reconstruction by John R. Lynch
  7. The command of the two yachts has been entrusted to Jan Vos, who during the voyage will carry the flag, convene the council and take the chair in the same, in virtue of our special commission granted to the said Vos for the purpose. – The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765 by J. E. Heeres
  8. There was a hurried meeting yesterday afternoon; and we shall convene again at six this evening. – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  9. This circumstance did not escape the convention, and they have provided for the event, in the 2d article, which declares that the executive may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both houses or either of them. – Essays on the Constitution of the United States by Paul Leicester Ford
  10. He looked at his watch; it was half- past nine; the Senate would convene at ten; the resolution would not be reached before half- past ten at any rate; and so he determined to brave Mrs. Overman Hodge- Lathrop again. – Her Infinite Variety by Brand Whitlock
  11. January 21, 1530, Emperor Charles V proclaimed a diet to convene at Augsburg on the 8th of April. – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  12. By the constitution the Emperor is vested with the right to convene the Bundesrath and the Reichstag, and to open, adjourn, and close them. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  13. His Majesty had given orders to his household and the princes, to join him in the former city, where it had been apparently his intention, to take up his residence, and convene the chambers. – Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
  14. He could not forget that the mourners thus prostrate before him were the mother and the sister of the woman whom he still loved, and as he raised them from the ground he said soothingly: " You shall see that I am indulgent- I will convene a council this very day. – The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Julia Pardoe
  15. But, sir, the States must have time to act on the subject; and yet we are here preparing laws and penalties, and proposing to carry them into execution by military authority, before the States have had time to legislate, and even before some of their Legislatures have had time to convene. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  16. The President may convene either or both houses of Congress on extraordinary occasions. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  17. The first word we are able to find concerning Hancock's whereabouts during the interim between his escape from Lexington, and his arrival at the Continental Congress, appointed to convene at Philadelphia, May 10, 1775, is contained in a long letter to Miss Quincy. – The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees by Mary Caroline Crawford
  18. Meetings of saints and pundits convene there periodically. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  19. If you swear Renshaw off the bench, I will name a temporary judge and set a special term of court, to convene at once. – When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry by Charles Neville Buck
  20. They arranged to hold a provincial congress in Savannah on the 18th of January, 1775. Governor Wright, on hearing of this, determined to convene the Provincial General Assembly on the same day, hoping and believing that this would prevent a meeting of the Provincial Congress, or greatly hamper its action. – Stories Of Georgia 1896 by Joel Chandler Harris