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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj concessive of or pertaining to concession
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Concessive Implying concession; as, a concessive conjunction.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • concessive Of the nature of or containing a concession or an admission, as the surrender of some disputed or disputable point.
    • concessive Specifically, in grammar, marking or stating a condition as something which may be granted without destroying a conclusion: as, a concessive particle; a concessive sentence. A concessive sentence consists of a concessive clause and an adversative clause, often introduced by an adversative particle: as, though he slay me (or, he may slay me, or, let him slay me), yet will I trust in him.
    • n concessive A particle implying concession. See I.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Concessive implying concession
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  • Howard Hughes
    Howard Hughes
    “Once you consent to some concession, you can never cancel it and put things back the way they are.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.”
  • Henry Harland
    Henry Harland
    “Do you know that the ready concession of minor points is a part of the grace of life?”
  • George Santayana
    “The more rational an institution is the less it suffers by making concessions to others.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “The yielding of the weak is the concession to fear.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. concessivus,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

A fresh pontiff might refuse to recognise the concessions of his predecessors.
"The Reign of Mary Tudor" by James Anthony Froude
But, if the envoys were fed with gracious words, they obtained no real concession.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird
On April 10, 1495, the Spanish Government published a general concession to all who wished to search for unknown lands.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Del Norte had parties working in Mexico to obtain a reaffirmation of that old concession.
"Frank Merriwell's Pursuit" by Burt L. Standish
His speech, though containing no concessions, was mild and conciliatory in tone.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864" by Various
As to some of the grievances he was ready to make concessions.
"History of the English People, Volume V (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Demont had not had his concession renewed and to an extent the fur trade had been thrown open.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
To tell you the truth, I've had to make a concession to Barry, just to keep him in order.
"Jewel Weed" by Alice Ames Winter
But to that concession a valid and indeed irresistible objection was urged.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
In return for large territorial concessions, Premier Venizelos offered to bring the Turks to reason.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
Marriage was a concession, a compromise with human weakness.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
In order to secure this support, he found it necessary to make concessions in religion to his Protestant subjects.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
They have made concession after concession, but all in vain.
"Lord Milner's Work in South Africa" by W. Basil Worsfold
If Hawkesbury and Cornwallis imagined that they had made sure of an early peace by these extensive concessions, they were greatly mistaken.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
It would make no concession.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
This concession, however, by no means satisfied the irascible Louis.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
This was a large concession to the Czar.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
But this domestic loyalty was won without the slightest concession of unusual privileges.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
Everything depended upon reconciling these state interests by mutual concessions.
"James Madison" by Sydney Howard Gay
Certain sops to public sentiment were given, in the shape of concessions, yet new restrictions were laid on foreign trade.
"The Siege of Boston" by Allen French

In poetry:

"What satisfaction, fruit? What transit, heaven?
Criminal? justified? arrived at what June?"
That nervous conscience amid the concessions
Is haunting, haunted moon.
"Far Rockaway" by Delmore Schwartz
So swift to cavil and deny,
Then parley with concessions shy,
Dear eyes, that make their youth be mine
And through my inmost shadows shine,
Oh, tell me more or tell me less!
"The Petition" by James Russell Lowell
Delightful widows, dressed in black,
Complain with modest sighs they lack
That coveted expression,
That sort of Indian Summer air
Which "relicts" always ought to wear
By general concession;
"All the Rage" by Hattie Howard
I bow to Progression and ask no concession,
Though strewn be her pathway with wrecks of the past;
So off with old lumber, that sweet ark of slumber,
The old wooden cradle, is ruthlessly cast.
"The Old Wooden Cradle" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Business Index Catering Memphis Q Catering and Concession.
The government's concession in weekend chemical plant protests may indicate it's willing to meet some of the demands of China's rising middle class ahead of a leadership transition next month.
Chick 's employment history includes Muncie Star and Press, the Indiana State Highway Department, a local glass factory, food concessions and was a Meat Inspector for the State of Indiana.
Impressed with Romney's ' classy ' concession.
Because Republicans are more likely to be blamed for any fiscal cliff fallout, the closer they get to the deadline the more pressure they'll be under to make concessions.
Many potential 'concessions' at EU trade talks simply common sense .
Ivacko noted that there exist unions who held back on past concessions.
Thursday's NBC/WSJ News poll finds a major shift among Republicans on whether or not the party should make concessions to Democrats in order to avoid the "fiscal cliff.".
Despite what seemed to be a public concession, Democratic candidate for US Congress Gary McDowell is insisting he is still in the race for Michigan's 1st Congressional District.
(AP) Egypt's liberal opposition has called for more protests on Sunday after the president made concessions overnight that fell short of their demands to rescind a draft constitution going to a referendum on Dec 15.
C-M to build new concession stand.
Cineplex profits double on higher priced tickets, more concession sales.
Egypt's liberal opposition has called for more protests on Sunday after the president made concessions overnight that fell short of their demands to rescind a draft constitution going to a referendum on Dec. Also on the web.
Mitt Romney, after his concession speech.
Mitt Romney Gives Concession Speech.

In science:

We conclude that a player cannot improve his performance by making local concessions – unlike in chess, non-greediness will not be rewarded.
The Complexity of Simple Stochastic Games
Further simplification of using an elastic network model potential instead of a physical, all-atom potential is another concession towards efficient calculation and away from physical reality.
Protein structural variation in computational models and crystallographic data
The artificially enhanced dissipation is a concession to numerical feasibility only, in order to avoid excessive requirements for spatial resolution (cf.
Turning Points in the Evolution of Isolated Neutron Stars' Magnetic Fields
We will make one concession of rigor, which is to assume from this point that the Riemann Hypothesis is true.
Macroscopic pair correlation of the Riemann zeroes for smooth test functions
Poehl et a l, “Industrial Experience with Adoption of EDT for Low-Cost Test without Concessions”, Proc .
Logic Design for On-Chip Test Clock Generation - Implementation Details and Impact on Delay Test Quality
We eliminate this risky behaviour by making two concessions.
Price of Anarchy for Greedy Auctions
Even though we already have made concessions, the above techniques are not quite sufficient to obtain all the required coefficients.
On root posets for noncrystallographic root systems