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concede -- as in: concede the point
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  • ’Well, maybe it is true,’ Clevinger conceded unwillingly in a subdued tone.
  • I’ll even go so far as to concede that life seems longer I -’
  • ’All right,’ he conceded wearily.
  • The naked man in formation, he conceded cheerlessly, had been a real black eye for him.
  • ’Yes, of course,’ he conceded frigidly, his manner changing to one of edgy and defensive antagonism.
  • ’Yes, I suppose it is odious,’ he conceded with reluctance.
  • ’It must be nice to live like a vegetable,’ he conceded wistfully.
  • ’No, no hope at all,’ Major Danby conceded.
  • It seemed never to have occurred to them that he, just as they, had eyes, hands, organs, dimensions, senses and affections, that he was wounded by the same kind of weapons they were, warmed and cooled by the same breezes and fed by the same kind of food, although, he was forced to concede, in a different mess hall for each successive meal.

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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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