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convey
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1  —as in:
convey her thoughts
Definition communicate or express
  • Please convey my gratitude for her hospitality.
convey = communicate or express
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She dresses to convey a sense of a successful, no-nonsense woman.
  • convey = communicate or express
  • We seek pitifully to convey to others the treasures of our heart, but they have not the power to accept them, and so we go lonely, side by side but not together, unable to know our fellows and unknown by them.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  The Moon and Sixpence
  • If a businessman does not strictly obey the orders of the public as they are conveyed to him by the structure of market prices, he suffers losses, he goes bankrupt, and is thus removed from his eminent position at the helm. Other men who did better in satisfying the demand of the consumers replace him.
    Ludwig von Mises
  • But Natasha was not satisfied with her own words: she felt that they did not convey the passionately poetic feeling she had experienced that day and wished to convey.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He did not believe that his picture was better than all the pictures of Raphael, but he knew that what he tried to convey in that picture, no one ever had conveyed.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • His tone conveyed a warning...
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • conveyed = communicated
  • They had, however, given Harry an idea. The problem was going to be conveying it to the others.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • conveying = communicating or expressing
  • It did not convey much to me, until I reached a passage where it described small puncture wounds on their throats.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • convey = communicate
  • Did my voice convey enough disgust?
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
convey = communicate or express

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2  —as in:
convey title to the property
Definition to give or transfer — especially legal title
  • My parents came here from Mexico in 1975. They worked very hard to convey their ethics and values to my sister and me.
convey = give or transfer
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • This document conveys title to the new owner.
  • conveys = to give or transfer — especially legal title
  • Am I to go to him and make a deed of conveyance?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • conveyance = transfer (of legal title)
  • Suppose a New York law says that a married woman cannot convey her property.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • convey = transfer (legal ownership of)
  • Could we infer from this regulation that a married woman could not get the approval of her relatives when conveying property of inferior value?
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • conveying = transferring (legal ownership of)
  • I shall set up chambers in the City, and work at actuarial calculations and conveyancing.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren's Profession
  • conveyancing = legal transferring of title
  • At an early date they shortened the English law-phrase, /to convey by deed/, to the simple verb, /to deed/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • convey = transfer
  • He hired a small office down in the town and hung out a tin sign with these words on it: DAVID WILSON ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR-AT-LAW SURVEYING, CONVEYANCING, ETC.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd'nhead Wilson
  • conveyancing = legal transferring of title
  • The little village and the rather fine town house which formed part of her dowry he did his utmost for a long time to transfer to his name, by means of some deed of conveyance.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • conveyance = transfer (of legal title)
  • I accepted the explanation in silence; but she had told me that my child belonged to her daughter, and I suspected that her real motive was a fear of my conveying her property away from her.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
conveying = transferring (legal ownership of)

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3  —as in:
convey her safely to
Definition transport
  • I was ordered to convey the princess to London.
convey = transport
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • We hired a carriage to convey us to the city.
  • convey = transport
  • [T]he problem, how to convey five people to Elveston, with a carriage that would only hold four, must somehow be solved.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Sylvie and Bruno
  • the carriage which was to convey me away
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  •   Farewell!
      I will omit no opportunity
      That may convey my greetings, love, to thee.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • convey = carry
  • ...he had consequently hired a vessel to convey him to Constantinople, for which city he should sail in a few hours.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • convey = transport
  • As our client wishes the delivery made as soon as possible, we shall be obliged by your having teams ready at King's Cross at the time named and forthwith conveying the goods to destination.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • conveying = transporting
  • The nearest station is Oakbridge, you will be met there and motored to Sticklehaven where a motor launch will convey you to Indian Island.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • convey = transport
  • To do this he had employed every means of conveyance—steamers, railways, carriages, yachts, trading-vessels, sledges, elephants.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • conveyance = transport
  • I was conveyed to his own house; and at my earnest request he led me up to the highest room backwards.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
conveyed = transported

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Less commonly:
Much more rarely (and then probably in classic literature), conveyance can refer to a carriage or other means of transportation.
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