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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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The saga of Bear began when Conner, who lives in Oregon in the USA, left him out on the porch last week and he disappeared.
David Braddon, 26, mistakenly thought 18-yearold Conner was his estranged partner's exboyfriend, who had also been staying at Trecco Bay caravan park.
Conner, 18, died after being attacked at Trecco Bay caravan park in Porthcawl in March.
Reynolds Farm Equipment and the entire Reynolds family have been wonderful supporters of Conner Prairie in a variety of ways for decades," said Conner Prairie President and CEO Ellen Rosenthal.
Conner now faces confiscation of his assets in a Proceeds of Crime case in the New Year, Teesside Crown Court was told.
The origins of the case date back to 2003, when Conner and Lawrence Sr.
Paternal grandparents are Kathy and Jim Conner of Manchester, Conn.
Conner will bring a fresh perspective and dynamic leadership to NCFC," Davisson continued.
A year or so before the Hopper exhibition was conceived, Conner had approached his New York dealer, Charles Alan, with a plan for a two-person show that would pair him with Marcel Duchamp, one of the key influences on West Coast artists of his generation.
Conner, 23, left dad-oftwo Mr Archer brain dead after booting him down the stairs in an hotel.
Mayor Richard Riordan, chairman of the MTA board, also expressed support for Conner.
Ten years ago, Gail Mosley Conner told her husband, Curtis, that she wanted to start her own environmental engineering firm.