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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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Our other goalkeeper James Taylor picked up an injury and it opened the door for Conner.
Ginny said she and her husband were supposed to meet Conner and her elder brother Austin in the lobby of the Iberostar Paraiso Resort.
In court, Conner pleaded guilty to manslaughter through provocation, but on the facts a jury convicted him of murder and he was sentenced to hang by Judge Brett.
Previously, Conner has worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley as well as an analyst at Smith Barney at the start of his career.
Braddon, 27, was jailed for life last June for brutally beating Conner, who was found unconscious and naked under a caravan the morning after the attack.
Conner was so desperate to find him that he handed out leaflets in his local supermarket asking if anyone knew where he'd gone.
The family went on to describe Conner as a handsome, polite, determined, caring and loyal son and brother with a "beautiful smile", "cheeky wink", and beard of which he was "most proud".
Conner, still witty at 101, considers himself an illustrator rather than an artist, and his striking graphic approach seems as modern today as it was at the height of his career.
All this left Conner no way to find merit in her parents' politics.
Conor Quinn, prosecuting for HM Revenue and Customs, said that Conner submitted false invoices when he made VAT returns between 2008 and 2010 and also in 2012.
Conner likes to portray himself as a Neanderthal, but those of us who read his writings here on a regular basis know he is an articulate erudite, who has great insight into this country and it's people.
Conner told the conference that he saw "great momentum" on the 787 program, after overheated batteries prompted a fleetwide grounding earlier this year.