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Definition of Congress

  • The coming together of a male and female in sexual commerce; the act of coition.
  • A gathering or assembly; a conference.
  • A formal assembly, as of princes, deputies, representatives, envoys, or commissioners; esp., a meeting of the representatives of several governments or societies to consider and determine matters of common interest.
  • The collective body of senators and representatives of the people of a nation, esp. of a republic, constituting the chief legislative body of the nation.
  • The lower house of the Spanish Cortes, the members of which are elected for three years.
  • the social act of assembling for some common purpose
  • the legislature of the United States government
  • a meeting of elected or appointed representatives
  • a national legislative assembly

How to use congress in a sentence. Congress pronunciation.

Indeed, they would take up a straw and pick their teeth like a member of Congress.
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In due course of time Congress passed a bill to organize "Nevada Territory," and President Lincoln sent out Governor Nye to supplant Roop.
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Everybody knew that Congress had appropriated only twenty thousand dollars a year in greenbacks for its support-about money enough to run a quartz mill a month.
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When they adjourned it was estimated that every citizen owned about three franchises, and it was believed that unless Congress gave the Territory another degree of longitude there would not be room enough to accommodate the toll-roads.
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Young Clagett (now member of Congress from Montana) unharnessed and fed and watered the horses; Oliphant and I cut sagebrush, built the fire and brought water to cook with; and old Mr. Ballou the blacksmith did the cooking.
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His reply was in substance as follows: "When standing on a stoop on the corner of Fourth and Congress streets, cogitating which way I should go, I was impressed by a voice within which directed my course to the Conference Room.
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It was desired that this organization be a volunteer organization, and the application was therefore made for authority from the President, under that law of Congress authorizing the employment of special troops.
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The minutest acts of officers of these departments are regulated by laws of Congress, enacted with a view of the small regular force in time of peace, and with no provisions for modifications in war.
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In authorizing the formation of large volunteer armies, Congress did not authorize any change in the system of administration or make any emergency provision.
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Upon a matter concerning the ordinary practices of daily life, we and our children and our children's children are deprived of the possibility of taking such action as we think fit unless we can obtain the assent of twothirds of both branches of Congress and the Legislatures of three-fourths of the States.
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But from every standpoint the way in which the Eighteenth Amendment was actually put through Congress and the Legislatures has a great deal to do with the case.
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Prohibitionists constantly point to the big majority in Congress, and the promptness and almost unanimity of the approval by the Legislatures, as proof of an overwhelming preponderance of public sentiment in favor of the Amendment.
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To begin with, nothing is more notorious than the fact that a large proportion of the members of Congress and State Legislatures who voted for the Prohibition Amendment were not themselves in favor of it.
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Thus the swiftness with which the Prohibition Amendment was adopted by Congress and by State Legislatures, and the overwhelming majorities which it commanded in those bodies, is no proof either of sincere conviction on the part of the lawmakers or of their belief that they were expressing the genuine will of their constituents.
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More weight is to be attached to another factor in the case-the adoption of the Amendment by Congress while we were in the midst of the excitement and exaltation of the war, and two million of our young men were overseas.
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One of the shrewdest and most successful of the devices which the League and its supporters constantly made use of was to represent the function of Congress as being merely that of submitting the question to the State Legislatures; as though the passage of the Amendment by a two-thirds vote of Congress did not necessarily imply approval, but only a willingness to let the sentiment of the several States decide.
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But many members of Congress were glad enough to take refuge behind this view of their duty, absurd though it was; and no one can say how large a part it played in securing the requisite two-thirds of House and Senate.
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Yet from the moment the Amendment was thus adopted by Congress, nothing more was heard of this notion of that body having performed the merely ministerial act of passing the question on to the Legislatures.
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On the contrary, the two-thirds vote (and more) was pointed to as conclusive evidence of the overwhelming support of the Amendment by the nation; the Legislatures were expected to get with alacrity into the band-wagon into which Congress had so eagerly climbed.
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Evidently, it would have been far more difficult to get the Eighteenth Amendment into the Constitution if the two-thirds vote of Congress had been the sole requirement for its adoption.
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Examples of Congress

Example #1
There was as usual a furious "zephyr" blowing the first night of the brigade's return, and about midnight the roof of an adjoining stable blew off, and a corner of it came crashing through the side of our ranch.
Example #2
If their glass prison-houses were touched ever so lightly they were up and spoiling for a fight in a minute.
Example #3
At this time the population of the Territory was about twelve or fifteen thousand, and rapidly increasing.
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Governor Roop was the first and only chief magistrate of it.
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And everybody knew, also, that the first year's money was still in Washington, and that the getting hold of it would be a tedious and difficult process.
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It was not even worth plucking -except by the smallest of small fry office-seekers and such.