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concede -- as in: concede the point
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  • She smiled, conceding his victory by being openly delighted.
  • It has been generally conceded that the interests of society as a whole must always be placed first in any business undertaking which-
  • It’s generally conceded that free economy is now on trial.
  • That, at least, has been generally conceded in our age,
  • Isn’t it generally conceded that when you hire a man for a job, it is his need that counts, not his ability?
  • All right-he thought, turning away from the window-he would concede that attacks of loneliness had begun to strike him at times; but it was a loneliness to which he was entitled, it was hunger for the response of some living, thinking mind.
  • I am conceding it.
  • Every expert has conceded long ago that a planned economy achieves the maximum of productive efficiency and that centralization leads to super-industrialization.
  • This was all they wanted me to concede.
  • I concede that you’re in a position to do anything.
  • It has long been conceded by all progressive thinkers that there are no entities, only actions-and no values, only consequences.
  • Once, you believed it was ’only a compromise’: you conceded it was evil to live for yourself, but moral to live for the sake of your children.
  • Then you conceded that it was selfish to live for your children, but moral to live for your community.
  • Then you conceded that it was selfish to live for your community, but moral to live for your country.
  • I’ll concede that you’re right-and all I can appeal to is your pity.
  • As, I think, you will concede, Miss Taggart, there now seems to be no economic justification for the continued existence of a railroad line in Minnesota, which .
  • Philip’s ’body drew a shade tighter together and his eyes became a shade more glazed, as if in fear of the place around him, in resentment of its sight, in an effort not to concede its reality.
  • Now, you are letting this greatest of countries be devoured by any scum from any corner of the earth, while you concede that it is selfish to live for your country and that your moral duty is to live for the globe.
  • But not knowing any values of their own, they abandon the quest to know-in the darkness of their hopeless indignation, which is righteous without knowledge of the right, and passionate without knowledge of desire, they concede to you the power of reality and surrender the incentives of their mind-and they perish in bitter futility, as rebels who never learned the object of their rebellion, as lovers who never discovered their love.
  • You’re only a businessman, you’re not qualified to deal with questions of principle, you ought to leave it to the experts who have conceded for centuries-"
  • He said, in the soft, stubborn whine of a voodoo incantation, "It’s a moral imperative, universally conceded in our day and age, that every man is entitled to a job.
  • Taggart’s voice still retained a practiced smoothness, but it was the smoothness of a piece of cloth stretched tight over a broken glass object, and the sharp edges showed through once in a while: "I think it is generally conceded that the main factor affecting every railroad in the country is the unusual rate of business failures.

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  • The candidate conceded after enough votes had come in to show that he would lose
  • There are also many modifications of language, which we concede to the poets.
    Aristotle  --  The Poetics of Aristotle

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