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  • v. Present participle of cede.

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  • n. the act of ceding

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Examples

  • I think it might take a couple states ceding from the union to get it started.

    Think Progress » Supreme Court Decision on Gitmo Undermines Bush’s Legal Case For Warrantless Wiretapping

  • He has spent much of his political career railing against the idea of ceding "Judea and Samaria" (the occupied West Bank) to the Palestinians.

    Leon T. Hadar: The Last Summit?

  • He has spent much of his political career railing against the idea of ceding "Judea and Samaria" the occupied West Bank to the Palestinians.

    Leon T. Hadar: The Last Summit?

  • In addition, the Vatican still maintains diplomatic ties with Taiwan, and Beijing remains skittish at the idea of ceding authority to Rome.

    Hong Kong Cardinal's Departure Could Boost Beijing-Vatican Ties

  • On the other hand, though the British had not yet realised that the front was about to give along a stretch of 80 miles it was clear from the events round Bapaume that the enemy had for the first time begun to entertain the idea of ceding ground voluntarily.

    The War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (T. F.)

  • Government to ascertain whether it would entertain the idea of ceding the Island of New Orleans and the Floridas.

    Union and Democracy

  • There is no reference, however, to Sardinia, in the version of the treaty which has since been published, and Cavour indignantly repudiated the idea of ceding this Italian island to France, when the charge of having entertained it was flung at him a year later.

    Cavour

  • Smith's letter very probably had some influence in changing his views, though it is true the idea of ceding Gibraltar was in 1782 much favoured by a party in Lord Shelburne's government, and even by the king himself.

    Life of Adam Smith

  • Mr. Gladstone, while he was for the moment bitten by the notion of ceding the southern islands to

    The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) 1809-1859

  • They slammed the idea of ceding investment power to one person - and questioned the city's prediction that it would generate up to $2 billion a year in better investment returns.

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