Usage examples for pro

  1. Heinsius proposed pro se ... – The Last Poems of Ovid by Ovid
  2. The pro- slavery Democrats were logical and practical; the Abolitionists were equally logical but thoroughly impracticable and unconstitutional, avowed nullifiers and secessionists; the Free- Soilers were illogical, constitutional, and perfectly practical. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge
  3. Mrs. J. F. Smith left Mrs. Schiller's lodgings, declaring that she would stay no longer in a pro- German colony; and Aubrey was able at last to get a much- needed bath. – The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
  4. The maid, deftly taking the cue from her mistress pro tem. – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  5. There were, in both lands, pro- Germans. – Between You and Me by Sir Harry Lauder
  6. I believe your friend Mifflin is pro- German, too. – The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
  7. Pro secundo, you can't go because I won't allow you to. – St. Peter's Umbrella by Kálmán Mikszáth
  8. What a pro, he bragged to himself. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  9. He proceeded to Spain, with the title of Pro- consul, and an army of about 11, 000 men, at the head of whom he proceeded to Carthagena; where he knew the enemy kept the greater portion of their cash, their corn, and their captives. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  10. It was discussed pro and con and then finally it was decided to ship the girl off, in Miss Watts's care, for it was evident that she was making herself ill with the humiliation of her failure. – The Cricket by Marjorie Cooke
  11. All change is pro tanto death or pro tanto birth. – Luck or Cunning? by Samuel Butler
  12. She was, however, still powerful by land, and encountered the Carthaginians at Panormus, where the pro- consul, L. C. Metellus, gained a decisive victory, by turning the elephants against their owners, and fighting the latter as it were with their own weapons. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  13. The Old School in the South became pro- slavery and the New School in the North became anti- slavery. – The Anti-Slavery Crusade Volume 28 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Jesse Macy
  14. There were the classes I have just mentioned, by interest and temperament either pro- German or honestly neutral. – The World Decision by Robert Herrick
  15. But I hear that he is pro- slavery." – Minnie's Sacrifice by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  16. An Englishman was talking to a man suspected of pro- Russian sympathies, and pointed out to him the way in which Russians treated their own subjects. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  17. In American colleges this degree is honorary, and is conferred pro meritis on those who are distinguished as theologians. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  18. It was a motley crowd that filled the dreaded pro- consul's ante- chamber- men, women and children- all of them too much preoccupied with their own troubles to bestow more than a cursory glance on the stranger who, wrapped in a dark mantle, quietly awaited his turn. – The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  19. He turned the subject over in his mind, pro and con. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart