• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Con- A prefix, fr. L. cum, signifying with together, etc. See Com-.
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  • Jack Kramer
    Jack Kramer
    “The worst thing you can do is start slow, or con yourself into thinking that you can take your time getting into a match. The curtain is up so you've got to perform.”


All mod cons - If something has all mod cons, it has all the best and most desirable features. It is an abbreviation of 'modern convenience' that was used in house adverts.
Pros and cons - Pros and cons are arguments for or against a particular issue. Pros are arguments which aim to promote the issue, while cons suggest points against it. The term has been in use since the 16th century and is a shortening of a Latin phrase, pro et contra, which means “for and against.” Considering the pros and cons of an issue is a very useful way to weigh the issue thoughtfully and reach an informed decision.


In literature:

Con Darton was delivering the funeral oration.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
And it's never been proved on either Al Moody or old Con Ristine, so I hear.
"The Settling of the Sage" by Hal G. Evarts
He murmured something about asking the Headmaster, and then put on Archie to con.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
But after nearly a twelvemonth had passed, Con seemed one day to be seized with a fresh fit of homesickness.
"Strangers at Lisconnel" by Barlow Jane
Which of you chaps is Con Divver?
"The Border Boys Across the Frontier" by Fremont B. Deering
I am sorry, Con, to call up an instance from so far back in the past: but you knew where to 'phone even for me, this morning.
"Foe-Farrell" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
My station is up in the conning tower with de Robeck.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
CONTEM'PORARY: con + tempor + ary = one who lives in the same time with another.
"New Word-Analysis" by William Swinton
Con first possessed the land, but Pachacama attacked and drove him to the north.
"The Myths of the New World" by Daniel G. Brinton
Immediately Zaidie heard the swish of the air past the smooth wall of the conning-tower grow fainter and fainter.
"A Honeymoon in Space" by George Griffith

In poetry:

And ever, with steady con,
The ship forged slowly by—
And ever the crew fought on,
And their cheers rang loud and high.
"The Bay-Fight" by Henry Howard Brownell
Il giranio avvizziva; le viole,
Baciandosi fra lor con aria mesta,
Diceansi addio, e sull'umide ajuole
Chinavano la testa.
"Circolo" by Ferdinando Fontana
For what are musty words to this—
Your writs and pros and cons—
When Nature, full of summer bliss,
Her summer vesture dons?
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
Every scholar to his task;
Know'st thou not thy special page
To be conned from youth to age?
Ask that knowledge, meekly ask,—
"Beetles (A Few Verses, For Vernon Wollaston)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
By con and pro, and pro and con,
Our cause but heavily goes on.
But who can wonder matters stay,
When there's a lawyer in the way?
"The Milkman" by William Hutton
For in life's school we linger on
The remnant of a once full list;
Conning our lessons, undismissed,
With faces to the setting sun.
"The Reunion" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Obama conning us on Iran.
E- conning the public, Washington spending and other shell games.
Feds charge hundreds with conning desperate homeowners.
There are very few rappers that still spit 'Off The Top' and Cons is one.
Cons dropped is Curb Certified mixtape back in December and if your not up on my dude, then download it here.
Comic-Con 2012: 'Twilight' Star Kristen Stewart Trades Converse For Designer High Tops (Poll).
Cons Palm rest is left-hand only.
Weighing the pros and cons of cortisone shots.
Overview of a business offered for sale, including the price rationale and some pros and cons of the purchase.
Eugene City Council members soon will weigh the pros and cons of a proposal to ship coal by train through the city to the Port of Coos Bay.
To enter the Comic Con 2012 Wizard World convention in Chicago, you must first line up with hundreds, if not thousands, of people sporting an array of popular culture costumery spanning decades.
Comic-Con 2011: 'Dexter's' Manny Coto on Harlan Ellison, Tights and Cloning William Shatner.
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur's girls' varsity softball team con READ.
The author's great-grandfather was the Bernie Madoff of his age – a Ponzi schemer and con man who cheated a US president and kidnapped his own son.
2 vols con acceso al sitio web.

In science:

Fig. (4) depicts the probability p of accepting a trial configuration Ct produced from the current configuration Ck , as a function of x = β [E (Ct ) − E (Ck )].
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
This gives rise to a new spin configuration; in the new configuration re order the satisfied bonds randomly and start growing invaded clusters.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
In this type of dialog, the user interrupts the travel agent in order to confirm what has been recently spoken, the confirmation is done with an “mm hmm” sound.
Modeling informational novelty in a conversational system with a hybrid statistical and grammar-based approach to natural language generation
Every configuration of the ℓ(r, t) can be equally well represented by a configuration of the ∆(r, t).
High precision simulations of the longest common subsequence problem
The statistical deviations can be measured by looking at the sample-to-sample fluctuations between the different configurations of the disorder bη (r, t) and made as small as we wish by increasing the number of disorder configurations and the number of recursion steps we average over.
High precision simulations of the longest common subsequence problem