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Quotes of discussion

  1. I come to urge my party to be open to debate and discussion to move away from a lock -step litmus test which advocates abortion on demand in an effort to reach a broader national consensus. – Robert Casey
  2. Avoid any specific discussion of public policy at public meetings. – Quintus Tullius Cicero
  3. Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion dissent, and debate. – Hubert H. Humphrey
  4. When the Senate ceases to engage nominees in meaningful discussion of legal issues, the confirmation process takes on an air of vacuity and farce, and the Senate becomes incapable of either properly evaluating nominees or appropriately educating the public. – Elena Kagan
  5. But if I have a lot of imagination, I could tell myself whatever I wanted, you know. I handle myself quite well. I'm kind of fascist with myself, you know. There's no discussion There is an order. You follow it. – Karl Lagerfeld
  6. We've always had issues up for discussion at Catholic universities. – William P. Leahy
  7. More and more couples are having this negotiation or discussion but I'm still amazed at the number who aren't and where the cultural norm sort of kicks in and they just assume that mom's got to be the one who stays home, not dad. – James Levine
  8. At that moment Mr. Clifford, quite unconscious that he and his most personal feelings and aspirations were subjects of discussion was turning from the main road into the lower road. – Joseph C. Lincoln
  9. Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something that neither their teacher nor they know. – Vladimir Nabokov
  10. Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion – Franklin Pierce
  11. The theoretical postulate of all diplomatic discussion between nations is the assumed willingness of every nation to do justice. – Elihu Root
  12. Let the poor man count as his enemy, and his worst enemy, every invader of the right of free discussion – Gerrit Smith
  13. Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory. – Miguel de Unamuno
  14. I'm always happy to have the President visit North Carolina. Unfortunately, the citizens of North Carolina who could be most adversely affected by the President's plan have not been invited to the discussion – Mel Watt
  15. The next four years, there won't be a week that goes by without a discussion of climate change. It's a naturally Conservative issue. – Tim Yeo

Usage examples for discussion

  1. For this reason I shall devote this final chapter to a brief discussion of the subject. – Writing for Vaudeville by Brett Page
  2. That was an end to the discussion – In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon
  3. That was one thing, at any rate, that had been put beyond discussion – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  4. Sally was not feeling equal to any discussion of the future. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  5. At another time, when I was engaged in a similar discussion with my brother Chatanna, Oesedah came to my rescue. – Indian Boyhood by [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
  6. After a short discussion it was decided to wait where they were a few minutes longer, and then if he did not make his appearance go in search of him. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  7. Then the couple who formed the subject of discussion arrived from the garden. – By Veldt and Kopje by William Charles Scully
  8. Instead there was a whispered discussion and finally the voice said: " All right. – The Crimson Sweater by Ralph Henry Barbour
  9. The discussion began at dinner, and I was amused to see how it affected the two men. – At Large by Arthur Christopher Benson
  10. When breakfast was over there was quite a discussion as to whether Lawrence should be hung or shot. – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn
  11. The hour of meeting caused discussion – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  12. What is the discussion – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  13. I should much prefer not to be led into a discussion Miss Smith. – Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life by Arthur Conan Doyle
  14. It all goes with his easy temperament and rare good- nature in discussion – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  15. There was a further discussion as to what should be done. – The Bullitt Mission to Russia by William C. Bullitt
  16. The two men felt more at ease and reasonable with this familiar subject of experience and discussion – The Life of Nancy by Sarah Orne Jewett
  17. After a certain amount of discussion the member in charge of the bill will generally move the previous question in order to cut short the debate and bring the House to a direct vote upon the question. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  18. One of the five white men remained by us, while the other four moved off out of ear- shot for some sort of discussion – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  19. She seemed to have dismissed the subject under discussion and the faithful Dimsdale simultaneously from her mind. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  20. There has been much discussion in regard to these. – Butterflies Worth Knowing by Clarence M. Weed
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