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Con

A prefix meaning with or together. A slang abbreviation for confidence, as in con man or con game. To con someone is to deceive or take advantage of a person through Fraud or trickery after winning the person's confidence. Con is also used as a slang abbreviation for convict, as in ex-con to mean someone previously incarcerated. An abbreviation for contra, which means against. To show the pros and cons of a particular issue means to present arguments or evidence on both sides.

See: contra, deception, peruse, read
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Clearwater Industries leased 4,000 s/f of space at 415 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, Conn.
Sheriff Dickson had called for psychological reports on Conn but blamed the thug's drinking.
But Sheriff Dickson roared across the courtroom and demanded Conn step back into the dock.
7 million was arranged for Bright Horizons Child Day Care Center in Wilton, Conn.
During the ceremony, Conn plans to include a special prayer or reading in recognition of the events of Sept.
Amy Simon Fine Arts has signed a 3,200 s/f renewal lease at 141 Post Road East in Westport, Conn.
Conn said that he worked over the summer planning his Rosh Hashana message but has spent the last week revising and rewriting his message.
Suzy Cream Cheese has signed a 955 s/f lease at 1330 Post East in Westport, Conn.
If elected, Conn hopes to eliminate left-turn signals and reorganize public libraries so reference materials are easier to find.
has signed a 1,800 s/f lease at 397 Post Road in Darien, Conn.
The shooting rampage in July at the North Valley Jewish Community Center might have instilled an increased sense of security consciousness throughout the community, but Jews are not intimidated by the violence, said Santa Clarita Rabbi Steve Conn.