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convention
as in:  to convene


She is at the convention in Las Vegas.
  a large conference or meeting
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convention convened convene convening convenes convenable convener
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Standard suffix:  The suffix, "-tion" converts the verb convene to the noun, convention which refers to the event of the meeting or gathering.
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  • She is at the convention in Las Vegas.
  • Hotel rooms are expensive that week because so many people are attending a big convention.
  • The council convened last week.
  • A secretary told me that Larry was in Toronto, where he was attending a professional convention.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • But Tom, he WAS so proud and joyful, he just COULDN’T hold in, and his tongue just WENT it—she a-chipping in, and spitting fire all along, and both of them going it at once, like a cat convention;
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Professor Binns, glancing up in the middle of a deadly dull lecture on the International Warlock Convention of 1289, looked amazed.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • But, while attending an anti-slavery convention at Nantucket, on the 11th of August, 1841, I felt strongly moved to speak,
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Now for eight years he had been fighting for the party, anywhere, everywhere—whether it was a G.A.R. reunion, or a hotel-keepers’ convention, or an Afro-American businessmen’s banquet, or a Bible society picnic, Tommy Hinds would manage to get himself invited to explain the relations of Socialism to the subject in hand.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Poseidon strode over to his fishing seat, and the Olympian Council convened.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Dey made him uh delegate tuh de Sunday School Convention and he read uh paper on Booker T. Washington and tore him tuh pieces!
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God

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  • an international convention of optometrists in Montreal
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • The Getty was getting worried, so they convened a special symposium.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • You know, when these New Negroes have their convention
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • When the Louisiana State Constitutional Convention was in session, I wrote an open letter to that body pleading for justice for the race.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • I hear of a convention to be held at Baltimore, or elsewhere, for the selection of a candidate for the Presidency,
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • Directly below him, in an oak tree, a crow congress had convened.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • They came out at a medical convention in Philadelphia
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • shall call a convention for proposing Amendments
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • He was telling me he met some Norwegians who were on their way to a convention in Amsterdam.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • algernon and i were presented to the american psychological association sitting in convention with the world psychological association
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon
  • THE NEXT MORNING, PERCY, HAZEL, AND FRANK ate breakfast early, then headed into the city before the senate was due to convene.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • ...public radio was created to be a commons, a place where citizens could convene to speak and listen in the common interest.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • One wall was covered with T-shirts from different conventions—PARTY PONIES ’09 VEGAS, PARTY PONIES ’10 HONOLULU, et cetera.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • 7TH JUROR: You know, you ought to be down in Atlantic City at that hairsplitters’ convention.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • I shall never forget his first speech at the convention
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • A beloved friend from New Bedford prevailed on Mr. DOUGLASS to address the convention:
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • In the month of August, 1841, I attended an anti-slavery convention in Nantucket, at which it was my happiness to become acquainted with FREDERICK DOUGLASS, the writer of the following Narrative.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • BEN AND I CONVENED the latest oh-we’re-screwed planning meeting in the hallway.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • "It’s also where the Council of Ymbrynes convene for the annual Nitpicking of the Bylaws," said Millard.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • A month later, a trial was convened.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Though the official class convened on Saturday morning, kids were welcome anytime.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • At the beginning of every class, he convened "hud— dies" like a football coach, assigning kids individual missions for the period.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • It was a hot, sticky night when the board convened to hear my arguments about the price of gas and education in America, but the boardroom was new and air-conditioned, with yellow carpets surging along the floors and bright colors flaming along the newly erected walls.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • But all I understood, when I saw all those faces and a tape recorder in the middle of the table, was that the official parties had convened to judge my fate and dispose of me as they saw fit.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • But the meeting had convened and Wynand had come.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He was from Abbottsville; we saw him only when court convened, and that rarely, for court was of no special interest to Jem and me.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • When he was brought before a council convened to judge him, Galbatorix demanded another dragon.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Miss Ophelia despatched a messenger, and soon the whole of the servants were convened in the room.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • We always convened in the kitchen; I liked to help with the baking while I spoke.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • The cardinals are convened in the Sistine Chapel.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • When court convened at the next term the court and sheriff were bolstered by sixty militiamen, but by then the defendant was not available for trial.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • A solemn meeting of the lodge of the second degree was convened, at which Pierre promised to communicate to the Petersburg Brothers what he had to deliver to them from the highest leaders of their order.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • By the time the meeting convened at 7:00 p.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He was clearly bent on convening her.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Langdon vaguely recalled the Chapter House as a huge octagonal hall where the original British Parliament convened in the days before the modern Parliament building existed.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • By the time they’d all convened back at their original table, she felt as if she’d swallowed a glass of ice water.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • I will cut the wire and fall back upon the bridge as we convened.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Jackson is outraged, orders a court-martial which never convenes.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • At the end of the day, when the three agents convened in Dewey’s office, it developed that Duntz and Church had had better luck than Nye-Brother Nye, as the others called him.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • "Couldn’t you convene the Landsraad, expose —"
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
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