Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete spelling of congee.
- n. A gallon or congius.
- n. A concave molding.
- v. intransitive To take leave with the customary civilities; to bow or courtesy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To take leave with the customary civilities; to bow ceremoniously, or courtesy.
- v. perform a ceremonious bow
- n. an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal
- n. (architecture) a concave molding
- n. formal permission to depart
“ If I did but let my glove fall by chance, (as the said Aretine's Lucretia brags,) I had one of my suitors, nay two or three at once ready to stoop and take it up, and kiss it, and with a low conge deliver it unto me; if I would walk, another was ready to sustain me by the arm.”
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“Should she pay off old Briggs and give her her conge?”
“Knightsbridge, taking her tea, breaking up little bits of toast with her slim fingers, and sitting between a Belgian horse-dealer and a German violoncello-player who has a conge after the opera — like any other mortal.”
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“John, who follows my Lady with a coroneted prayer-book, and makes his conge as he hands it into the pew.”
“A messenger had been sent for him, and he was upstairs with her ladyship while his rival was receiving his conge downstairs.”
“Very soon after arriving she had given the relieving officer his conge.”
“Piedmontese asserted their freedom; Genoa threw off the yoke of the King of Sardinia; and, as if in playful imitation, the people of the little state of Massa and Carrara gave the conge to their sovereign, and set up a republic.”
“It was not alone the fact of him having got his conge — no medico was safe from THAT punch below the belt.”
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