• WordNet 3.6
    • n conceding the act of conceding or yielding
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  • Gayle Sayers
    Gayle Sayers
    “When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.”
  • Kim Carnes
    Kim Carnes
    “She concedes that she's the one she pleases.”
  • Horace
    “The power of daring anything their fancy suggest, as always been conceded to the painter and the poet.”


In literature:

She must have the same freedom that she conceded to him.
"Heart and Soul" by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
To escape making the Pope the original donor of the imperial title, Ockham concedes that privilege to the people.
"Mediaeval Socialism" by Bede Jarrett
You coveted tribunes of the commons; we conceded them for the sake of concord.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
The compromise of 1833 was adopted, which South Carolina agreed to accept, the principle for which she contended being virtually conceded.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
He was one of the few men who have been conceded to be a great success in the office of Secretary of State.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
Medical science concedes them a hollow organ for keeping up the circulation.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
Concede that, and we'll not quarrel about minor matters.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864" by Various
We concede you everything, and we contest everything with you.
"Napoleon the Little" by Victor Hugo
They were conceding nothing.
"Ten From Infinity" by Paul W. Fairman
From the character of their Sovereign, it is probable he will avail himself of this deputation to concede their demands.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
It may be conceded that the Irish performed more illustrious actions on the Continent.
"Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry" by Thomas Davis
Julius's harshest critics were forced to concede that the house in Park Lane was a focus of all smart society.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
It may perhaps be conceded that he acted according to his earnest convictions.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
An official register of births, deaths, and marriages was conceded to the dissenters.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The king at once conceded all that Mounier asked for his strange companions, and they went away contented.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
But that is conceding the greater part of what I wish to demonstrate.
"Change in the Village" by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
In his opinion the two Governments should ask and concede as much as it was in their power to do.
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
Nevertheless, they can concede somewhat more when they act together than one of them could concede separately.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
But he admitted principles that went further than the claims which he conceded.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The truth of this statement must be conceded, and yet the cause should not be overlooked.
"A Review of Hoffman's Race Traits and Tendencies of the American Negro" by Kelly Miller

In poetry:

We find the process good and true,
With regular procedure;
And on the whole there comes to view
The proofs the facts concede you.
"John Marshall's Divorce" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
But ye, O suns! concede the boon
To those whose baffled eyes aspire
To search your syllables of fire,
And read Orion's telic rune—
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
All that thou dreamest of paramount power
Fate shall concede to thee, chieftain sublime!
Yet shall it prove but the joy of an hour;
Fortune avenges her favors ... with time!
"To The Portrait Of Napoleon, As First Consul" by John Lawson Stoddard
THE whole our judge conceded;—could he less?
The secret of his recent change of dress
Was promised to be kept: and that unknown,
E'en cuckoldom again might there have flown.
"The Little Dog" by Jean de La Fontaine
He is a Ruler, whose command
The myriads of the skies obey,
As in the hollow of His hand
He holds all human destiny.
The tempest wild concedes his will,
And calms before His "Peace, be still."
"Echoes From Galilee." by Alfred Castner King
takes shape without once choosing to be.
Each new morning must first show her the opals
she wore yesterday, and pull rows
of reflections out of the canal
and remind her of the other times:
only then does she concede and settle in
"Venetian Morning" by Rainer Maria Rilke

In news:

The race was extremely close as the midnight hour approached, but Hochul conceded the race in the early morning hours.
Kapenga concedes 33rd Senate to Farrow.
Saland Concedes in 41st Senate District Race.
Longtime incumbent Sen Stephen Saland has officially conceded his Senate race to Democrat Terry Gipson.
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks after conceding the race to President Barack Obama.
He recently conceded a close race for Florida's 18th District.
The United States is urging Ghanaians to accept the results of Ghana's recent elections, even though the main opposition challenger for president has not conceded defeat.
Charlene Obernauer conceded it was a "kumbaya".
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney takes the stage to concede his quest for president Nov 7 at the Boston Convention Center.
Romney Concedes to Obama in a Phone Call.
GOP senator key in NY gay marriage OK concedes.
BURLINGTON — Summer's biggest political rivals vowed to become autumn allies as TJ Donovan on Wednesday morning conceded the Democratic primary for attorney general to incumbent William Sorrell.
Republican George Allen concedes Virginia US Senate race to Tim Kaine.
Mr Barber said that Ms McSally called him on Saturday to concede the race.
GOP State Sen Steve Saland Concedes: "It Has Truly Been A Great Honor".

In science:

While Tegmark apparently concedes the necessity for non-local binding in the determination of fundamental wholes, he finds non-local degrees of freedom aplenty in classical physics.
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
But for the most part, I will concede the above ob jection.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
That is, I will concede that both average and instantaneous velocity presuppose the notion of persistence, and are extrinsic properties.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
As to (a) and (b): I will concede that there are sound versions of the RDA.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Cosmologists, however, are probably not yet willing to concede that they might be looking for something other than absolute truth speci fied by a finite number of param eters.
Information criteria for astrophysical model selection
Although Stanescu et al.75) conceded that in the particle-hole symmetric case, signified amongst others by “µ = 0”, the Luttinger theorem is valid, it is unclear on which grounds the authors justified the specific choice µ = 0 as uniquely relevant to the Luttinger theorem as applied to the GS at hand.
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
This final section therefore provides a proof of our formal manipulations of Section 3, in a setting – we concede it – that is not the setting the approach was designed to specifically address.
Elements of mathematical foundations for a numerical approach for weakly random homogenization problems
It is quite likely that in both cases, one can relax Condition C0 to Condition C1 (conceding some factors of nO(1/C0 ) in the process), which would then allow one to achieve a similar relaxation in Theorem 9.
Random matrices: Universal properties of eigenvectors
If after a certain number of iterations no sat isfying assignment is found, Walksat gives up and concedes failure.
Analyzing Walksat on random formulas
Bohr seems, quite reasonably, to associate the EPR notion of disturbance, Criterion 7 (or Assumption 8), with ‘mechanical disturbance’ and concedes that there is certainly no disturbance of that sort on Bob’s system in the EPR scenario.
Quantum discord is Bohr's notion of non-mechanical disturbance introduced in his answer to EPR
In case of a bow ler the numerator becomes number of runs conceded.
Bernoulli Runs: Using "Book Cricket" to Evaluate Cricketers
The economy rate (econ) for a bowler is defined as the runs conceded per 6 balls4.
Bernoulli Runs: Using "Book Cricket" to Evaluate Cricketers
Thus a team of replacement batsman will end up scoring 188 runs while a team of replacement bowlers will concede 282 runs.
Bernoulli Runs: Using "Book Cricket" to Evaluate Cricketers
In fairness, it must be conceded that most of these scenarios are still valid, although many have fallen out of favor.
High-Energy Aspects of Solar Flares: Overview of the Volume
Another needless free kick conceded by Perez and this time he is given his marching order.
Towards Real-Time Summarization of Scheduled Events from Twitter Streams