Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Convenience.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as convenience.

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  • noun convenience

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Examples

  • Philadelphians and New Yorkers maintained that for the "conveniency" of transacting public business it made the most sense to place the capital in an established city.

    'Washington: The Making of the American Capital'

  • Nine-inside leathern "conveniency," bumping ten miles an hour

    The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer — Complete

  • Nine-inside leathern "conveniency," bumping ten miles an hour

    The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer — Volume 6

  • That abundance of food, of which, in consequence of the improvement of land, many people have the disposal beyond what they themselves can consume, is the great cause of the demand both for precious metals and the precious stones, as well as for every other conveniency and ornament of dress, lodging, household furniture, and equipage.

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • That abundance of food, of which, in consequence of the improvement of land, many people have the disposal beyond what they themselves can consume, is the great cause of the demand both for precious metals and the precious stones, as well as for every other conveniency and ornament of dress, lodging, household furniture, and equipage.

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • “As subsistence is, in the nature of things, prior to conveniency and luxry, so the industry which procures the former, must necessarily be prior to that which ministers of the latter.”

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • “The identity ¦ we ascribe to bodies, whether natural or artificial, is not perfect identity; it is rather something which, for the conveniency of speech, we call identity”

    Reid on Memory and Personal Identity

  • In this manner were two disconsolate damsels set at liberty from the womb of the leathern conveniency.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • If proportion be one of the constituents of beauty, it must derive that power either from some natural properties inherent in certain measures, which operate mechanically; from the operation of custom; or from the fitness which some measures have to answer some particular ends of conveniency.

    On the Sublime and Beautiful

  • It is true, the mind, in this imperfect state, has need of such ideas, and makes all the haste to them it can, for the conveniency of communication and enlargement of knowledge; to both which it is naturally very much inclined.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

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