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concord
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Both leaders expressed a desire for peace and concord in the region.
  a state of agreement — especially by formal treaty
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Specialized definitions include a variety of grape, "grammatical agreement", and "musical consonance."
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  • Both leaders expressed a desire for peace and concord in the region.
  • Why should a grandson and grandfather peg away at each other with mutual violence when all might be bliss and concord.
    Charles Dickens  --  The Old Curiosity Shop
  • No relationship is perfect, they say—they, who make do with dutiful sex and gassy bedtime rituals, who settle for TV as conversation, who believe that husbandly capitulation—yes, honey, okay, honey—is the same as concord.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Some of the Massachusetts Minutemen tried to stop them there in the square, but there were too many British, and they got through and went on up to Concord looking for ammunitions stores.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead

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  • You want justice and courtesy and human concord, things you never knew you wanted.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • What a concord!
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • I know you two are rival enemies; How comes this gentle concord in the world, That hatred is so far from jealousy To sleep by hate, and fear no enmity?
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • I voted for fraternity, concord, the dawn.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not mov’d with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • All my confidence is bestowed on him, all his confidence is devoted to me; we are precisely suited in character — perfect concord is the result.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre

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  • Happily for the success of this delicate adventure, he had to deal with ears but little practised in the concord of sweet sounds, or the miserable effort would infallibly have been detected.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Then all was peace, all friendship, all concord; as yet the dull share of the crooked plough had not dared to rend and pierce the tender bowels of our first mother that without compulsion yielded from every portion of her broad fertile bosom all that could satisfy, sustain, and delight the children that then possessed her.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Doomed by his own choice, therefore, as Mr. Dimmesdale so evidently was, to eat his unsavoury morsel always at another’s board, and endure the life-long chill which must be his lot who seeks to warm himself only at another’s fireside, it truly seemed that this sagacious, experienced, benevolent old physician, with his concord of paternal and reverential love for the young pastor, was the very man, of all mankind, to be constantly within reach of his voice.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Nay, now you are too flat And mar the concord with too harsh a descant; There wanteth but a mean to fill your song.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Moreover, all is contradiction in the settlements, while all is concord in the woods.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • The mere concord of octaves was a delight to Maggie, and she would often take up a book of studies rather than any melody, that she might taste more keenly by abstraction the more primitive sensation of intervals.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • For Doctrine Repugnant to Peace, can no more be True, than Peace and Concord can be against the Law of Nature.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Take then, my dear sir, this work most speedily into hand: shew yourself good as you are good; temperate as you are temperate; and above all things, prove yourself as one, who from your infancy have loved justice, liberty and concord, in a way that has made it natural and consistent for you to have acted, as we have seen you act in the last seventeen years of your life.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • We humbly beseech Thee most mercifully to receive these our prayers which we offer unto Thy Divine Majesty; beseeching Thee to inspire continually the universal church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord: And grant, that all they that do confess Thy holy Name may agree in the truth of Thy holy word, and live in unity and godly love.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • The overriding consideration appears to be that Troy needs a major champion among the Olympians simply to account for its long resistance, and Apollo is a good candidate because he was thought to have Eastern connections.12 Homer is more subtle in using another myth that explained the motives of Troy’s principal antagonist, Hera, and why she acts in concord with Athena and against Aphrodite.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Then, crowned again, their golden harps they took, Harps ever tuned, that glittering by their side Like quivers hung, and with preamble sweet Of charming symphony they introduce Their sacred song, and waken raptures high; No voice exempt, no voice but well could join Melodious part, such concord is in Heaven.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • 9 Those who know, not only that the Everlasting lives in them but that what they, and all things, really are is the Everlasting, dwell in the groves of the wish-fulfilling trees, drink the brew of immortality, and listen everywhere to the unheard music of eternal concord.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Mrs. Garth, with her sleeves turned above her elbows, deftly handling her pastry—applying her rolling-pin and giving ornamental pinches, while she expounded with grammatical fervor what were the right views about the concord of verbs and pronouns with "nouns of multitude or signifying many," was a sight agreeably amusing.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • …same pigeons strutted and crooned or wheeled in short courses resembling soft fluid paint-smears on the soft summer sky); —a Sunday morning in June with the bells ringing peaceful and peremptory and a little cacophonous—the denominations in concord though not in tune—and the ladies and children, and house negroes to carry the parasols and flywhisks, and even a few men (the ladies moving in hoops among the miniature broadcloth of little boys and the pantalettes of little girls, in the…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • So may the Trojan and the Tyrian line In lasting concord from this day combine.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • They will be governed by mutual interest, and will cultivate a spirit of mutual amity and concord.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • There was harmony, there was color, there was concord and human commerce and the ordinary pleasantries.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • Galbatorix’s resistance seems just and reasonable to them because of our concord with the Urgals.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Our present union is marked with both these characters: we are young and we have been distressed; but our concord hath withstood our troubles, and fixes a memorable area for posterity to glory in.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • I went with the boasting boys with little caps and badges, driving off in big brakes—there are some here tonight, dining together, correctly dressed, before they go off in perfect concord to the music hall; I loved them.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • There shall your master have a thousand loves, A mother, and a mistress, and a friend, A phoenix, captain, and an enemy, A guide, a goddess, and a sovereign, A counsellor, a traitress, and a dear: His humble ambition, proud humility, His jarring concord, and his discord dulcet, His faith, his sweet disaster; with a world Of pretty, fond, adoptious christendoms, That blinking Cupid gossips.
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • They also entertain themselves with the other delights let in at their eyes, their ears, and their nostrils as the pleasant relishes and seasoning of life, which Nature seems to have marked out peculiarly for man, since no other sort of animals contemplates the figure and beauty of the universe, nor is delighted with smells any further than as they distinguish meats by them; nor do they apprehend the concords or discords of sound.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • Still—if I have read religious history aright—faith, hope, and charity have not always been found in a direct ratio with a sensibility to the three concords, and it is possible—thank Heaven!
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • I recognized her as Miss Riley, a Concord College senior assigned to Big Creek as a student science teacher.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Gentleman’s valise and hot water to Concord.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Even staid, prissy Thoreau, who famously declared that it was enough to have "traveled a good deal in Concord," felt compelled to visit the more fearsome wilds of nineteenth-century Maine and climb Mt. Katahdin.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • ’Then call Concord and tell them we’ve got buses coming in,’ Patrick ordered.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • In Concord that day, the British were confronted and soundly beaten by the colonial militia, and from that exchange came the war known as the American Revolution.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • I doubt if there are three such men in Concord.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Full many a year in high prosperity Lived these two in concord and in rest; And richely his daughter married he Unto a lord, one of the worthiest Of all Itale; and then in peace and rest His wife’s father in his court he kept, Till that the soul out of his body crept.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Joe (Xing back to chair L. of up C.) Yes, sir, to a feller over in Concord.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • Freight trains took other routes and commuter trains from Boston took passengers only as far as Concord and Lexington, twenty miles away.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • It was to see my native village in the light of the Middle Ages, and our Concord was turned into a Rhine stream, and visions of knights and castles passed before me.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • She found pictures of New England streets: the dignity of Falmouth, the charm of Concord, Stockbridge and Farmington and Hillhouse Avenue.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Even though I was clearly the junior priest at St. Catherine’s, we were one of only four parishes to serve all of Concord, New Hampshire.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • When the allied sovereigns were here last year, and we gave ’cause that dinner in the City, sir, and we saw the Temple of Concord, and the fireworks, and the Chinese bridge in St. James’s Park, could any sensible man suppose that peace wasn’t really concluded, after we’d actually sung Te Deum for it, sir?
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • …of jingling and whip-cracking, and many plunging demonstrations on the part of two bare-backed horses and two centaurs with glazed hats, jack-boots, and flowing manes and tails, they rattle out of the yard of the Hotel Bristol in the Place Vendome and canter between the sun-and-shadow-chequered colonnade of the Rue de Rivoli and the garden of the ill-fated palace of a headless king and queen, off by the Place of Concord, and the Elysian Fields, and the Gate of the Star, out of Paris.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Emerson lived a quiet life in Concord, Massachusetts.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Another in Lincoln and Concord, Massachusetts.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • She visited Concord, Framingham, Worcester, speaking at antislavery meetings.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
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