Pro and con

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pro and con for and against, on the affirmative and on the negative side; as, they debated the question pro and con ; -- formerly used also as a verb.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pro and con abbrev. of pro et contra, for and against
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Usage

In literature:

This last remark is the signal for an outburst of laughter and ridicule by the others present and the arguments pro and con wax furious.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
We have examined the factors, pro and con.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
He looked at Sprudell while he folded it reflectively, as though he were weighing something pro and con.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
By ten that evening, Ed, in conference with old Tom and the bottle of Hudson's Bay, had done considerable hard thinking, pro and con.
"Cat and Mouse" by Ralph Williams
While dealing with Holmes, he states the case of the light pro and con.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Characteristically, Hazon proceeded to argue out the matter pro and con.
"The Sign of the Spider" by Bertram Mitford
It is beyond the scope of this book to discuss the pro and con of an economic question of this magnitude.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
More men voted on this question, pro and con, than had ever voted on woman suffrage before in any State.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
This letter has been widely discussed pro and con by various writers, because of the views expressed therein.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55" by Francisco Colin
This question and conditions were debated pro and con.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
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In poetry:

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
From pro and con, and con and pro,
Decision mov'd on rather slow.
But we must leave their pro and con,
Or else we sha'n't move one step on.
"Reconciliation" by William Hutton
He laid her away in the church-yard,
So haggard and crushed and wan;
And reared her a costly tombstone
With all of her virtues on;
And ought to have added, "A victim to arguments pro and con."
"Uncle Sammy" by William McKendree Carleton
Of perseverance he'd no lack
But madam hung a little back.
He press'd his suit with all his might,
For he alone would profit by 't.
His sentiments went steady on,
But hers were rather pro and con.
"John Bolders" by William Hutton
So we could rave on, darling, you and I,
until the stars tick out a lullaby
about each cosmic pro and con;
nothing changes, for all the blazing of
our drastic jargon, but clock hands that move
implacably from twelve to one.
"Love Is A Parallax" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Referendum 74 pro and con .
Pro and con of decriminalizing drugs.
Earlabia, pro and con .
Pro and Con The Nation.
Teaching & Learning Institute / Pro's and Con's of Virtual Learning.
Rent-to-own your home: Pro and con .
Port of South Whidbey names pro and con representatives for marina ballot measure.
Pro and Con Line Up as Bush Presses Social Security Effort.
A LONG PARADE OF WITNESSES, PRO AND CON .
I would like to know the pro and con on annuities .
Here are some of the main arguments pro and con.
Pro and Con The Nation.
Targeted Killing, Pro and Con: What to Make of US Drone Strikes in Pakistan.
The Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department chief, Pat Parker, is proposing a feasibility study to look into the pro's and con's of a possible merger between Metro and City fire departments.
Nuclear Energy , Pro and Con.
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In science:

The presence of a relativistic line with a skewed profile extending down to 4 keV (and during some episodes even at lower energies ), was first unambiguously determined by ASCA , and then confirmed by essentially all the X–ray experiments (i.e.
Relativistic Iron lines at high redshifts
This is an identity between the pseudoscalar and pseudovector pro jections of the meson’s Bethe-Salpeter wave function at the origin in configuration space.
Mind the gap
These models naturally produce equilibrium configurations with flattened density profiles and approximately r−2 power-law behavior at large radius (e.g., Mouschovias 1976; Tomisaka, Ikeuchi & Nakamura 1988; Lizano & Shu 1989).
Cold Dark Clouds: The Initial Conditions for Star Formation
In configuration space , the profile of the field inhomogeneities of χ and φ depends directly on the peak momentum and width of the spectra k2 |χk | and k2 |φk |.
Theory and Numerics of Gravitational Waves from Preheating after Inflation
D× : M → D× the pro jection onto the second component, πX : M → X the pro jection onto the second component, and T a test configuration as above.
On the regularity of geodesic rays associated to test configurations
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