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  • verb Present participle of second.


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  • MR.A. W. MILES: Gentlemen, I take pleasure in seconding the motion.

    Anglo-American Responsibilities 1941

  • MR.G. BISHOP: I have pleasure in seconding the motion.

    Civilization and the Cave Man 1937

  • GENERAL GUNN expressed to the speaker the thanks of the Club, and MR.F. B. FETHERSTONHAUGH in seconding the motion, referred to the fact that he had been president in 1912 of the first Aeronautical Society in Canada.

    The Future of Aviation in Canada 1927

  • Still, Mme. de Marsan felt the want of aid in seconding the reform in the child's nature which she had so much at heart to bring about, and she cast her eyes on Mme. de Mackau, whose husband had been minister of the king at Ratisbon.

    The Ruin of a Princess Cl 1912

  • I have very great pleasure in seconding that resolution of thanks to Professor Leacock.

    Education and Empire Unity 1907

  • Those men draw their ordinary military pay, and the calculation of this cost to the country is largely a matter of 'seconding' from various military duties, so that it is only an indirect expense to the Government.

    The Educational Services in the Canadian Army 1918

  • This principle of 'seconding' might well be extended so as to cover (as is already done in the army) definite periods of study during which an official, on leave of absence with full pay, should acquire knowledge useful to his department; after which he should show the result of his work, not by the answering of examination questions, but by the presentation of a book or report of permanent value.

    Human Nature in Politics Third Edition Graham Wallas 1895

  • Nearly all departmental officials are concerned with the organisation of non-departmental work more directly executive than their own, and part of a wise system of official training would consist in 'seconding' young officials for experience in the kind of work which they are to organise.

    Human Nature in Politics Third Edition Graham Wallas 1895

  • And put me down as seconding Rob Mac. brewmn says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism 2010

  • It looks like another Republican, Justice Anton Scalia (also seconding the argument made by the NYT editorial page on Saturday) agreed:

    Justice Scalia Critical of R-71 Anonymity « PubliCola 2010


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