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confer as in:  confer with her coach

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  • We conferred about a plan of action.
    conferred = talked
  • Frederick Douglas was greatly respected and was conferred with by both President Lincoln and President Andrew Johnson.
    conferred = met with for discussion
  • "Often, he comes to school without breakfast," and the crowd of women was conferring again.   (source)
    conferring = discussing the issue
  • Mr. Muckenfuss conferred with Miss Bivens, and she told me that as long as I kept clean, she'd fight for me.   (source)
    conferred = talked
  • The men conferred and voted.   (source)
    conferred = discussed the issue
  • The newly elected chairman of the board of Westing Paper Products Corporation, Julian R. Eastman, announced from London where he is conferring with European management that earnings from all divisions are expected to double in the next quarter.   (source)
    conferring = meeting for discussion
  • Again the noise, this time close to the door, and it occurred to me that it was probably the boys coming to confer with me.   (source)
    confer = talk about something
  • Meeting halfway down the hall, Osip and Lazovsky conferred for a minute in lowered voices while the Count watched in astonishment.   (source)
    conferred = talked
  • Miss Caroline and I had conferred twice already, and they were looking at me in the innocent assurance that familiarity breeds understanding.   (source)
  • Emissaries were already dropping in to confer with him.   (source)
    confer = talk
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  • Before Gosse calls "Action!" he breaks for a few minutes to confer with his assistants.   (source)
  • One of the workers raises his hand, and an Official comes down from his perch to confer with the worker.   (source)
  • Whenever the conference adjourned, I noticed, as no doubt his lordship did with some concern, that Mr Lewis would quickly take M. Dupont away to some corner or other where they could confer quietly.   (source)
  • Hazel and his friends conferred.   (source)
    conferred = talked
  • The two conferred for several hours, going over the map of New Jersey and reviewing plans.   (source)
  • Dart held out his hand to take it back, but the young man turned away and went to confer with his older colleague.   (source)
    confer = talk
  • The FOREMAN confers briefly with him.   (source)
    confers = has a conference in order to talk something over
  • They had flown from a secret airfield in Canada to a rendezvous somewhere in Siberia, and had conferred with members of the Eurasian General Staff, to whom they had betrayed important military secrets.   (source)
    conferred = talked
  • So Van Helsing has gone to confer with Mrs. Harker and Harker, Quincey and Art are all out following up the clues as to the earth boxes.   (source)
    confer = talk
  • He listened in silence, and finally promised to confer with the physician.   (source)
  • On day six, when a plane flew by, the remaining men had to confer to be sure that it was real.   (source)
    confer = discuss the issue
  • The guards conferred, went inside, and came out with someone who looked more important than they.   (source)
    conferred = discussed the issue
  • Washington crossed to Brooklyn that afternoon to confer with General Sullivan.   (source)
    confer = talk
  • For the better part of two days he and Greene conferred.   (source)
    conferred = talked
  • The crowd of predominantly women conferred at that point, knowing that Himmel Street was not exactly the epitome of idyllic Molching living.   (source)
    conferred = discussed the issue
  • Banks of fluorescent lights hung down eighteen inches above the slanted, glass-topped desks where men wearing green eyeshades conferred over stacks of copy and photographs.   (source)
    conferred = discussed things
  • After the Count had led Viktor Stepanovich into the hall, where they could confer for a moment in private, he returned to the ballroom.   (source)
    confer = talk
  • Sure enough, with the lights of the city shining brightly and freshly chilled bottles of vodka on the table, Malyshev crossed the room to confer with the General Secretary.   (source)
  • And it was generally known that he kept a pair of pistols hidden behind a panel in his office, so that when an incident occurred, seconds could confer in privacy, carriages could be summoned, and the feuding parties could be whisked away with weapons in hand.   (source)
  • The Triumvirate convened and conferred.   (source)
    conferred = discussed
  • Down below, a hundred men were already in their chairs and another hundred were conferring in the aisles as three impressive fellows took their seats behind a long wooden table on the dais.   (source)
    conferring = talking
  • And in between toasts, as the Count presented courses, refilled glasses, replaced utensils, whisked away plates, and swept crumbs from the linens, the attendees made asides to the men on their left, conferred with the men on their right, or muttered to themselves under the hum of the festivities.   (source)
    conferred = talked
  • And there across the hall, behind the very doors upon which my gaze was then resting, within the very room where I had just executed my duties, the most powerful gentlemen of Europe were conferring over the fate of our continent.   (source)
    conferring = talking
  • He was called to confer at headquarters, and later, like Nathanael Greene, invited to dine with the general and his guests on several occasions.   (source)
    confer = talk
  • WASHINGTON RETURNED AGAIN to Brooklyn early the following day, August 26, to confer still again with his commanders and appraise the defenses and deployment of troops.   (source)
  • The situation was "so critical and dangerous" that a decision must be made, Washington read in a joint statement signed by Greene and six other general officers, this written September 11, the day the three-man congressional delegation crossed from New Jersey to Staten Island to confer with Lord Howe.   (source)
  • Having looked things over and conferred with his commanders, Washington approved the plan, including, presumably, a last-minute idea of having the Jamaica Pass patrolled by five young militia officers who had horses.   (source)
    conferred = discussed things
  • It was there that Washington conferred with his highest-ranking officers, convened his councils of war, and, with staff help, coped with numberless problems of organization, issued orders, and labored over correspondence—paperwork without end, letters to Congress, appeals to the governors of the New England states, and the legislature of Massachusetts.   (source)
    conferred = talked
  • Under the circumstances we agreed, by a questioning look and answer, with finger on lip, to preserve silence in our suspicions, until we should have been able to confer alone again.   (source)
    confer = talk
  • He was lodged in the prison, not as suspected of any offence, but as the most convenient and suitable mode of disposing of him, until the magistrates should have conferred with the Indian sagamores respecting his ransom.   (source)
    conferred = talked
  • We have some secrets to confer about.   (source)
    confer = talk
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confer as in:  confer an honorary degree

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  • The university conferred an honorary degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated.
  • Congressional Space Medals of Honor were conferred posthumously to all fourteen crew members lost in the Space Shuttle disasters.
    conferred = given
  • But with the greatest pleasure, I come to confer upon her a position as our second pianist.   (source)
    confer = bestow or give
  • It conferred power upon me.   (source)
    conferred = bestowed or gave
  • The growth is so thick and matted that even the wind does not move it, but it is the moonlight that seems to confer stillness upon it.   (source)
    confer = bestow or give
  • Harvard, in the spirit of the moment, conferred an honorary degree on the man who had had almost no formal schooling.   (source)
    conferred = gave
  • Such a provision would not confer a regulating power.   (source)
    confer = give
  • If it once became general, wealth would confer no distinction.   (source)
  • He had casually conferred on me the freedom of the neighborhood.   (source)
    conferred = given
  • Matthew was in the seventh heaven of gratified pride over the honor conferred on his Anne and Marilla was not far behind, although she would have died rather than admit it, and said she didn't think it was very proper for a lot of young folks to be gadding over to the hotel without any responsible person with them.   (source)
    conferred = bestowed or given
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  • It is Harvard which, first among New England colleges, confers an honorary degree upon a black man.   (source)
    confers = gives (an honor)
  • …while Master Peter Cratchit plunged a fork into the saucepan of potatoes, and getting the corners of his monstrous shirt collar (Bob's private property, conferred upon his son and heir in honour of the day) into his mouth, rejoiced to find himself so gallantly attired, and yearned to show his linen in the fashionable Parks.   (source)
    conferred = given
  • ...you cannot contest the inestimable benefit which I shall confer on all mankind, to the last generation, by discovering a passage near the pole to those countries, to reach which at present so many months are requisite; or by ascertaining the secret of the magnet, which, if at all possible, can only be effected by an undertaking such as mine.   (source)
    confer = bestow or give
  • His father had never conferred a favour or shewn a kindness more to his satisfaction.   (source)
    conferred = given
  • They confer no right of action independent of the sovereign will.   (source)
    confer = give
  • He can confer titles of nobility and give out an immense number of church honors.   (source)
    confer = bestow or give
  • Upon seeing a formally set table, one knows instinctively that the seat at the head is more desirable than those along the sides—because it inevitably confers upon its occupant an appearance of power, importance, and legitimacy.   (source)
  • The King was reported to have paused during a stroll in Kew Gardens to express his "great satisfaction" with the report of General Howe, upon whom he was to confer the Order of Bath.   (source)
  • The command at Trenton had been conferred in recognition of his valor at White Plains and Fort Washington.   (source)
    conferred = given
  • The one can confer no privileges whatever; the other can make citizens of aliens, noblemen of commoners, can erect corporations with all the rights of corporate bodies.   (source)
    confer = give
  • The emperor has exclusive right to propose and veto legislation, name ambassadors, confer titles, fill vacant electorates, found universities, grant privileges not injurious to the states, receive and send public revenues, and watch over the public safety.   (source)
    confer = bestow or give
  • He commands the federal troops, provides for forts and garrisons, confers military ranks, and he is admiral-general.   (source)
    confers = bestows or gives
  • Therefore, whenever power is to be conferred, it must first be decided whether such a power is necessary for the public good.   (source)
    conferred = given
  • Would the Southern States agree to a system that considered their slaves, in some degree, as men when the burden of tax is imposed, but refused to consider them in the same way when the advantage of representation is conferred?   (source)
  • There was also 'Animal Hero, Second Class,' which was conferred posthumously on the dead sheep.   (source)
  • The animals decided unanimously to create a military decoration, 'Animal Hero, First Class,' which was conferred there and then on Snowball and Boxer.   (source)
  • It was announced that the battle would be called the Battle of the Windmill, and that Napoleon had created a new decoration, the Order of the Green Banner, which he had conferred upon himself.   (source)
    conferred = gave
  • But she was so wholly unused to confer favours, except on the very poor, so unpractised in removing evils, or bestowing kindnesses among her equals, and so fearful of appearing to elevate herself as a great lady at home, that it took some time to determine that it would not be unbecoming in her to make such a present.   (source)
    confer = giving
  • In one respect it was better, as it gave him the means of conferring a kindness where he wished to oblige.   (source)
  • ...and she would not allow herself to shew half the displeasure she felt, because he had been conferring an obligation, which no want of delicacy on his part could make a trifle to her.   (source)
  • Now he who confers a favor is the firmer friend, because he would rather by kindness keep alive the memory of an obligation; but the recipient is colder in his feelings, because he knows that in requiting another's generosity he will not be winning gratitude but only paying a debt.   (source)
    confers = gives
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  • She began coming to Avilion frequently, to confer with Father on the proposed design.†   (source)
  • We all conferred and decided that if, after a day, Mamaw's white blood cell count increased further, we would pull the plug.†   (source)
  • It is like a quiz in that I don't want you conferring with one another.†   (source)
  • The lawyers stopped conferring, the prosecutors awaiting other cases paid attention, and family members ceased their chatter.†   (source)
  • Sensing a crisis of protocol, the manager demurred and said he would have to confer with the board.†   (source)
  • Stargirl and I conferred in the corridor.†   (source)
  • There was a peculiar intensity about the chatter and an extra measure of movement in the Hall as people scurried up and down their tables conferring on what they had read.†   (source)
  • They believed they had discovered a method by which the function of time loops could be perverted to confer upon the user a kind of immortality; not merely the suspension of aging, but the reversal of it.†   (source)
  • For another, Rose and I had been so long in the habit of conferring about Daddy and Caroline that it seemed a touch unfamiliar, even scary, to confer with her.†   (source)
  • "The judge will be conferring throughout the lunch recess," Ed told Ishmael Chambers.†   (source)
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  • Each day he would ask one of his lords to join him, so they might confer as they marched; he honored every man in turn, showing no favorites, listening as his lord father had listened, weighing the words of one against the other.†   (source)
  • Then he came inside to confer with Emily Tallis.†   (source)
  • Along the length of the speaking tube I heard tinny murmurings from the control car as the captain conferred with the bridge officers.†   (source)
  • After conferring around the discovering policeman, Detective Fenerman broke their dark huddle and approached her.†   (source)
  • That was probably why we went on shuffling around that gallery for so long; we were delaying the moment when we'd have to confer.†   (source)
  • It made any Jew at the Battle School dream of being Strategos, and conferred prestige on him from the start.†   (source)
  • Rabbi Boruch, Shmuel, and another man Hannah did not know conferred hastily with the Nazi chief, the one with all the medals.†   (source)
  • He spoke in the tone of a man conferring a great favor.†   (source)
  • As a sacred text confers authority?†   (source)
  • Deep voices in the room conferred, then the door was unlocked and opened.†   (source)
  • By May 29 the eight of us had flown off to Chicago to receive the Robert S. Abbot Award conferred by the Chicago Defender newspaper.†   (source)
  • My maids had to confer with the head dresser to make something suitable for me, though I wouldn't use a word as plain as suitable to describe it.†   (source)
  • Time for an employee confer ence and possible attitude coun seling.†   (source)
  • Do you always confer with each other by generating a blinding light?†   (source)
  • Nervous at being asked to confer in private here with the senior lieutenant, cousin or no, but concealing it.†   (source)
  • My parents and Boo and Stewart conferred in the other room, made phone calls, and tried to figure out what had happened.†   (source)
  • Padre de Jesus and Brother Daniel had been down in the capital throughout July conferring with other clergy.†   (source)
  • At 2:28 P.M. on December 29, after conferring for an hour and three minutes, the jury found him guilty.†   (source)
  • If you and your furry protector will excuse me, my dear Cullens, I must confer with my brothers.†   (source)
  • A deck crewman in a yellow shirt conferred with the pilot.†   (source)
  • The voices of the others rose again, affected party voices, as they conferred with one another on the night's kills, describing this or that encounter without a smattering of emotion, challenges to cruelty erupting from time to time like flashes of white lightning: a tall, thin vampire being accosted in one corner for a needless romanticizing of mortal life, a lack of spirit, a refusal to do the most entertaining thing at the moment it was available to him.†   (source)
  • The two guys had stopped at the door and seemed to be conferring with each other.†   (source)
  • Looking for a loophole through which he could escape, he spent hours on end in the telegraph office conferring with the commanders of other towns, and every time he would emerge with the firmest impression that the war was at a stalemate.†   (source)
  • They had conferred by telephone a couple of times each week, and she had kept him updated on Wennerström's correspondence and other activities.†   (source)
  • At the front of the car Mrs. Scatcherd stands up, bends down to confer with Mr. Curran, and stands up again.†   (source)
  • Bryant called back a day later after conferring with Outside's publisher.†   (source)
  • There came a murmur of voices at the entrance and Gurney Halleck passed through the guard, crossed to confer with Stilgar, then moved to Paul's side, a strange look in His eyes.†   (source)
  • Trailing his hand along the barge's gunwale, Roran nodded without looking back at Clovis and said, "May I have a minute alone to confer with my associates?†   (source)
  • I don't know," I said and pointed to the hall where Miss Violet conferred with the other teachers who had come to school.†   (source)
  • The sergeants conferred, then one of them faced west and took out the binoculars and surveyed the higher mountains where the battle would be.†   (source)
  • One day I was at the Head Office conferring with the commanding officer.†   (source)
  • I'd had enough of Hamiathes's Gift and its rumored powers to confer immortality.†   (source)
  • Once again they conferred in busy whispers until all three agreed.†   (source)
  • I was so frustrated not having Mark or Dad or Aya to confer with.†   (source)
  • The people of Holcomb speak of their post office as "the Fed Building," which seems rather too substantial a title to confer on a drafty and dusty shed.†   (source)
  • And after and for a long time to come he'd have reason to evoke the recollection of those smiles and to reflect upon the good will which provoked them for it had power to protect and to confer honor and to strengthen resolve and it had power to heal men and to bring them to safety long after all other resources were exhausted.†   (source)
  • He saw Deets conferring with the Captain, though it was hard to imagine what advice might help.†   (source)
  • Because I'm about to die sitting here conferring.†   (source)
  • And I could tell that being her bunkie conferred on me an odd credibility among other prisoners.†   (source)
  • Groups of girls came down the steps and stared at the two men conferring with heads close together.†   (source)
  • This weapon was whole, and the energy it conferred had intensified tenfold.†   (source)
  • People rose from their seats, reaching for phones; others began to confer.†   (source)
  • He and Ti Jean confer.†   (source)
  • But his ability to bring a school to the village conferred a new level of respect on the kindly man who carried quarried rocks to the construction site and raised roof beams, though younger hands tried to shift the burden from his shoulders.†   (source)
  • Cliff Langley, Doc's comedic, was watching six of them in a circle, conferring with one another.†   (source)
  • The two men confer, standing so close their foreheads nearly touch.†   (source)
  • Nemo conferred with Charys and Eledir, and the retreat was sounded.†   (source)
  • On arrival in London, he went promptly as instructed to confer with young Lord Carmarthen.†   (source)
  • I propose we confer with a matchmaker.†   (source)
  • Mr. Mompellion was conferring with Thomas Stanley, the Puritan who had quit our parish more than three years since, on Saint Bartholomew's Day, in the Year of Our Lord 1662.†   (source)
  • The two men conferred rapidly, their eyes scanning the Bahnhofstrasse.†   (source)
  • Dean gathered up his files, nodded at me, then went to confer with another agent.†   (source)
  • Twenty-four hours later, Stone received a call from one of the President's advisers, and the following day he flew to Washington to confer with the President and members of the National Security Council.†   (source)
  • Trainer and jockey conferred.†   (source)
  • The elder conferred with the other Council members one by one.†   (source)
  • We wish to confer with you.†   (source)
  • We conferred, agreed that it would be well not to be seen soon, and left severally, myself by a pressure door above the stage leading up to level six.†   (source)
  • Certainly the Ring had grown greatly in power as it approached the places of its forging; but one thing it did not confer, and that was courage.†   (source)
  • "Your Honor," Hungerford blurted, "I request that we break for a short recess so that I may confer with my clients and the prosecutor."†   (source)
  • Now, I must confer with my companions.†   (source)
  • A moment please, to confer with my client.†   (source)
  • The judges conferred.†   (source)
  • That when the plane rolls and plummets, Rose Tucker takes a squeeze bottle out of her purse, some fabulous new topical lotion that confers temporary invulnerability on the user, sort of like a sunscreen, and quickly coats herself?†   (source)
  • We all conferred that night, but inconclusively.†   (source)
  • Henry and Todd conferred, then suggested they gather around the piano.†   (source)
  • Two of my aunts are conferring in the bathroom but I can't hear what they're saying.†   (source)
  • After conferring with General Read, Washburn orders his cavalry to assemble.†   (source)
  • You mean to tell me you've been driving around in your pickup truck and convincing our sporting goods departments to buy duck calls without even conferring with me, who's supposed to be doing the buying for the whole Walmart chain?†   (source)
  • May I have a moment to confer with Mr. Martin?†   (source)
  • Even as they conferred by the register, though, they heard the building creak loudly — a strangely ancient sound, it seemed, a foreign timbre wholly out of keeping with the pop and sizzle of the chicken, the wha-ingg!†   (source)
  • They confer sotto voce.†   (source)
  • Only his wife was looking at him, her face alight with interest as he discussed the value of hard labor, then the deplorable lack of initiative in the younger generation, then the benefits conferred by having lived through the Great Depression.†   (source)
  • "Too sensitive," they would whisper as they conferred with each other in the alcove.†   (source)
  • New apartment towers, white and balconied, rose from the dunes and cliff tops along the edge of the Mediterranean, conferring upon the city an outward air of Rivieran opulence.†   (source)
  • The very gunfire braces us and the atrocious confers a worth upon the effort which it calls forth to confront it.†   (source)
  • GUIL confers briefly with him.†   (source)
  • Mucho Maas, enigmatic, whistling "I Want to Kiss Your Feet," a new recording by Sick Dick and the Volkswagens (an English group he was fond of at that time but did not believe in), stood with hands in pockets while she explained about going down to San Narciso for a while to look into Pierces books and records and confer with Metzger, the co-executor.†   (source)
  • The minuscule degree of dignity it conferred upon Sophie was something for which she felt a meager but real gratitude.†   (source)
  • The scientist wondered how long the immunity from radioactive disease conferred by alcohol would last.†   (source)
  • With all communications out, he could not even confer with fellow bankers in San Marco.†   (source)
  • "Pray hear me, brother Caine," said I, "and grant me this then: give me your leave to confer with my captains till the sun stands in high heaven."†   (source)
  • No election or appointment conferred upon me ever gave me so much pleasure.†   (source)
  • He says I'm new, and they look at me and dismiss me and confer together about other things.†   (source)
  • One of the cops got out of it and conferred with one of the cops waiting for Vic.†   (source)
  • The thing is to look interested, but not too eager, as if the favour is being conferred by him.†   (source)
  • One of the men had tried suicide, which conferred on him — he implied — a special vantage.†   (source)
  • They put their heads together, conferred, and counted once more.†   (source)
  • I just ...I need to confer with my teammate before we are brutally decapitated.†   (source)
  • But the bottled oxygen conferred other benefits that weren't so easily quantified.†   (source)
  • This was a command on which he tried to confer urgent masculine authority.†   (source)
  • They conferred in the hospital administrator's vacant office.†   (source)
  • While the judges went through the charade of conferring, a film was shown.†   (source)
  • Or as something exquisitely said confers authority?†   (source)
  • But he was up and conferring with a tall man in the parchment-colored robes of the Silent Brothers.†   (source)
  • Leon conferred with the doctor, leaning toward him to murmur a manly summary of events.†   (source)
  • The electrician conferred with his bunkmate, a missile maintenance technician.†   (source)
  • They conferred in low voices once again.†   (source)
  • She watched as they re-formed, conferred briefly, and galloped back the way they had come.†   (source)
  • Even ruined, Winterfell itself would confer a considerable advantage on whoever held it.†   (source)
  • This is a great honor being conferred upon you.†   (source)
  • I know about the status conferred by wounds.†   (source)
  • And, Octavian, if I may confer with you for a moment.†   (source)
  • He might feel it necessary to confer with others.†   (source)
  • When he and Zala conferred about the matter they were in agreement.†   (source)
  • Maryse was pacing back and forth, occasionally conferring with Kadir, .†   (source)
  • It would seem they must confer upon their knees.†   (source)
  • Dominique quickly added, "The man you wish to confer with will not be there."†   (source)
  • I will confer with each one of them in turn.†   (source)
  • They stood at attention while the three officers conferred over their papers.†   (source)
  • And then the security door opened, and a CO walked in and conferred with the CO on duty in the unit.†   (source)
  • He was conferring with the Cadet Officer of the Guard, who looked up and recognized me.†   (source)
  • The two doctors and Ti Fifi moved away from the bed to confer.†   (source)
  • Some wipe their eyes and confer quietly with others near the front of the line.†   (source)
  • The stewards sent the jockeys outside while they conferred.†   (source)
  • At the thanes' table, the lords conferred.†   (source)
  • The men in the boat conferred with one another.†   (source)
  • At the rear of the field, Aven and Bert rushed forward to confer with Jack and Nemo.†   (source)
  • So he leans in to eavesdrop as Mary and Booth confer by the marble fireplace.†   (source)
  • HORNBECK promptly crosses to MEEKER and confers with him in whispers.†   (source)
  • Now, I again conferred with him and we agreed that the organization had to set out on a new course.†   (source)
  • "I have to confer with Bublanski," Modig said.†   (source)
  • Father and daughter conferred briefly, then agreed.†   (source)
  • The soldiers thought that Voodoo beliefs conferred a special, weird terror on decapitation.†   (source)
  • Once again they conferred among themselves.†   (source)
  • After conferring with my colleagues, I felt it necessary to speed up the process of normalization.†   (source)
  • The officers conferred and then moved together towards the brickworks.†   (source)
  • The judges conferred and scribbled some notes.†   (source)
  • He just couldn't understand why she had to keep smiling at him as they conferred.†   (source)
  • Star was ready and Rufo had packed and reslung the foldbox while we conferred.†   (source)
  • The Lords of Karma performed an autopsy and conferred.†   (source)
  • Leo stood at the helm, conferring with Festus through the intercom; he knew from experience to give Jason and Piper some space.†   (source)
  • For instance, Mrs. Moodie is unclear about the location of Richmond Hill, she is inaccurate on the subject of names and dates, she calls several of the actors in this tragedy by names that are not their own, and she has conferred a military rank on Mr. Kinnear that he appears not to have merited.†   (source)
  • He's deciding whether to cut her throat or love her forever, when — with the sensitive hearing conferred on him by his blindness — he detects a metallic noise of grinding and rasping.†   (source)
  • They did, however, agree to come to the January 10 meeting in Chicago to confer again and examine the chosen ground.†   (source)
  • I want to express my sincere gratitude for this great honor you have conferred on me by selecting me your Miss University for the coming year— The baby starts crying again.†   (source)
  • For another, Rose and I had been so long in the habit of conferring about Daddy and Caroline that it seemed a touch unfamiliar, even scary, to confer with her.†   (source)
  • The junior priests still huddled, the head priest standing apart from them, looking at Lieutenant Awn and the Lord of the Radch where they conferred, an expression on her face that I couldn't read.†   (source)
  • After a while Miss Geraldine said goodbye and went off towards the Orangery, but we kept on watching, and saw Miss Eileen and Mr. Roger put their heads closer together to confer furtively, their gazes fixed on Miss Geraldine's receding figure.†   (source)
  • Such a pill, he said, would confer large-scale benefits, not only on individual users — although it had to appeal to these or it would be a failure in the marketplace — but on society as a whole; and not only on society, but on the planet.†   (source)
  • Edward's chin came up arrogantly, and he held his hand out to Aro as if he were conferring a great honor.†   (source)
  • Michael and I conferred briefly about the order of witnesses as the rest of McMillian's family and supporters slowly filed through the metal detector, past the dog, and into the courtroom.†   (source)
  • IT IS NOT IN THE POWER OF THE SMILES OR FROWNS OF HER MAJESTY TO AFFECT ME EITHER BY CONFERRING PLEASURE OR GIVEING PAIN.†   (source)
  • in Boston, the New York market-analysis firm went on doing its thing competently, and three or four times a year either Vic or Roger flew to Cleveland to confer with Carroll Sharp and his kid — said kid now going decidedly gray around the temples.†   (source)
  • When Mr. Russell took the stand, the prosecutor and the judge conferred at the bench for several minutes, riffling through papers.†   (source)
  • No one expected us to be geniuses, and it would be conferring no favours if we were, but there was surely a minimum, even for girls: we would be nothing but encumbrances to any man foolish enough to marry us unless we were made to pull up our socks.†   (source)
  • The Divine spent an hour or two behind screens in the temple residence, and then emerged looking entirely unrested, and went into the temple, where she conferred with the junior priests.†   (source)
  • He recalls with embarrassment, and a kind of shrivelling self-loathing, the puppyish condescension he used to display when paying out his money to some pitiful shopworn streetgirl — the beseeching look in her eyes, and how large and rich and compassionate he felt himself to be, as if the favours about to be conferred were his, not hers.†   (source)
  • The one great advantage which inexperience confers on the would-be mountaineer is that he is not bogged down by tradition or precedence.†   (source)
  • Less than two hours before one of her mother's Famous Cocktail Parties (that was how ' Donna's father always referred to them, with a satirical tone that automatically conferred the capital letters — the same satirical tone that could sometimes drive Samantha into a frenzy), the disposal in the kitchen sink had somehow backed up into the bar sink, and when her mother turned the gadget on again in an effort to get rid of everything, green goo had exploded all over the ceiling.†   (source)
  • Yes, but we recall that Hamlet is himself a hapless ditherer, and it's only circumstance that saves him from his own haplessness and confers on him something noble and tragic.†   (source)
  • And when I remember that world, I remember my dead young self, who left me something, too, which is her canning jar of poisoned sausage and the ability it confers, of remembering what you can't imagine.†   (source)
  • As the notion of an exposition gained shape, however, other cities began to see it as a prize to be coveted, mainly for the stature it would confer, stature being a powerful lure in this age when pride of place ranked second only to pride of blood.†   (source)
  • And for the next few days, whenever I saw the secret guard conferring in a corner or as they walked across a field, I'd feel a flush rising to my cheeks.†   (source)
  • All the while, Emily and Cecilia Tallis maintained a patter that surely robbed the guests of the ease it was supposed to confer.†   (source)
  • Hastily, Root and Burnham conferred and chose five Chicago firms to join the effort, among them Adler & Sullivan.†   (source)
  • Nearly all tactical aircraft had pleasing lines conferred on them by the need in combat for speed and maneuverability.†   (source)
  • As we crossed at a pelican to the sunnier side, I could see Rodney and Chrissie conferring about something and I wondered how much of the bad atmosphere had to do with their believing we were holding back on some big Hailsham secret, and how much was just to do with Ruth's having a go at Tommy.†   (source)
  • She became aware of the nervy, fidgeting music behind her the moment it ceased, and in the sudden new measure of silence, which seemed to confer freedom, she decided she must eat breakfast.†   (source)
  • The Red October Ramius and Kamarov conferred over the chart for several minutes, tracing alternate course tracks before agreeing on one.†   (source)
  • The senior staff, conferring in self-important groups at the corridor intersections, were nursing a secret.†   (source)
  • In the ranks he was anonymous, and it turned out that to have been inside conferred a certain status.†   (source)
  • My lords, perhaps we might confer?†   (source)
  • The one that confers the protection that Jace lost when he came back from the dead, the one that allowed Lilith to get to him?†   (source)
  • Here, though, Mr. Thackray had spent a full hour consulting my transcript, reading descriptions aloud from the thick course catalog, and conferring with me about my interests and goals.†   (source)
  • Lady Nasuada would like you to come to her tent an hour before dawn tomorrow morning, in order to confer with her.†   (source)
  • As they conferred, I wondered how many times a day they went to people's houses to take things away-if it was different when it was after a death, or if junk was junk, and they couldn't even tell.†   (source)
  • After a bit of whispered conferring, which consisted of Lissa saying we couldn't and me and Chloe overruling her, we went.†   (source)
  • For his service to the Church, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem made him a Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher, and the French Government conferred upon him the rank of Commander in the Legion of Honor.†   (source)
  • Worry began to gnaw at Eragon as the four dwarves went and conferred with the readers-of-law for several minutes.†   (source)
  • They conferred briefly.†   (source)
  • Confer with whom?†   (source)
  • Let's confer with the Capo.†   (source)
  • I could hear my parents downstairs conferring, my father's voice low and calm, my mother's occasionally bouncing off the walls, peaking and plummeting.†   (source)
  • Paquette went to the defense table and conferred with Madison, then checked his yellow legal pad and files.†   (source)
  • When the U.N. post was first conferred on him, my grandfather balked: he wanted no part of the corrupt regime.†   (source)
  • The question was asked by a second man in a tuxedo, but without the status conferred by a cummerbund — in truth the manager's brother and first assistant.†   (source)
  • Then there was a few seconds of practice chords, some conferring between Ted and Dexter, and then Dexter said, "We're going to do an original song for you all now, an instant classic.†   (source)
  • He had been paroled by the British to report to Congress that Admiral Lord Howe wished to confer privately about an accommodation.†   (source)
  • She saw the door opened and her escort admitted; then through the glass was aware of Lydia Sessions in an evening frock coming into the small entry and conferring at length with him.†   (source)
  • Iggy's and Nudge's agents were conferring, whispering behind some papers, and Iggy and Nudge lounged in their chairs.†   (source)
  • He backed away, conferred with several other warriors, sent one of them off with a message, then returned.†   (source)
  • Churchill, Truman, and their aides conferred discreetly on one further, just-emerging alternative: the one whose detritus still floated in the high winds above the testing ground at Alamogordo Air Base in New Mexico, where it had fissioned into human history only days earlier, at five-thirty A.M., on July 16.†   (source)
  • Maryse had left her and Luke here in this entry chamber the moment they had arrived, preferring to go and confer with the Silent Brothers herself.†   (source)
  • As far as Joe was concerned, they might all be stage dressing, every one of them an agent of Teknologik or of institutions unknown, all watching him surreptitiously, snapping photographs of him with trick cameras concealed in their purses and attaché cases and tote bags, all conferring by hidden microphones as to whether he should be permitted to proceed or be gunned down on the spot.†   (source)
  • At first there is a resentful edge, because I am from what is known as back east, which is supposed to confer unfair advantages; but after a time I've been here long enough so I can pass, and after that I can do the resentful act myself, to easterners, and get away with it.†   (source)
  • On the other hand, a young knight's repute derived at least in part from the honor of the man who conferred knighthood on him.†   (source)
  • Intermission seemed a timely idea and Klara thought she'd take Esther on a tour of the powder rooms, there were quite a few, she thought, on several levels, and well worth beholding—murals, sculpture, furniture, things she'd seen through her mother's eyes, suddenly free in space, independent of memory Miles went up to a private viewing room in the third mezzanine to confer with his colleagues.†   (source)
  • Along the way, a constant stream of messengers had ridden back and forth between the Varden and Dras-Leona as Martland and Nasuada conferred about the numerous issues attending the governance of the city.†   (source)
  • They preferred to believe Bob Johnson, the insurance salesman, who had spent all of Saturday afternoon conferring with Mr. Clutter in the latter's office, and who was "absolutely positive" that from two to ten past six he had been Herb's sole visitor.†   (source)
  • My sister was spending most of her time shuttling between her house in Atlanta, making sure Wally was eating enough vegetables while he battled some corporation in his law case, and the coast, where she conferred with the carpenter, dickered over fabric and paint chips, and, by the looks of the receipts I'd seen, bought up most of the inventory at Home Depot.†   (source)
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