Definitions

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  • n. Absence of concession; failure or refusal to concede.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ concession

Examples

  • She says she based her piece on "interviews with women at Clinton's June 3 nonconcession speech and her June 7 concession speech, and on comments I heard from some attendees at an EMILY's List conference a week after Clinton bowed out."

    Lester Feder: The Myth of Hillary Clinton and the Angry White Women

  • By the time she gave her nonconcession speech on the night Obama clinched the delegates needed for nomination — you remember, the one in which she said she would "be making no decisions tonight" even though she'd been mathematically eliminated from the race — she was smooth and direct, without the chilly voice and stiff mannerisms that once plagued her.

    Hillary Rex

  • KURTZ: But much of the chatter centered on Hillary after she delivered a nonconcession speech in which she refused to admit the obvious, she lost.

    CNN Transcript Jun 8, 2008

  • But overreacted to Hillary's nonconcession concession speech?

    CNN Transcript Jun 8, 2008

  • This program's extent is crucial, because if it is production scope, the North will still have a route to fissile material no matter what Yongbyon's ultimate fate, proving yet again that leveling those aged facilities was a nonconcession.

    The Tragic End of Bush's North Korea Policy

  • Hertzberg's ventures away from the desk are few and, he freely admits, sometimes bring confusion rather than clarity: he attends Hillary Clinton's nonconcession rally in New York and quite likes it; his liberal colleagues, watching from afar, can all see how badly it will play.

    NYT > Home Page

  • At Copenhagen the emerging economies nonetheless proved skilled at exploiting the West's carbon guilt [aka Gore Guilt], and in exchange for the nonconcession of continuing to negotiate next year, or the year after that, they'll receive up to $100 billion in foreign aid by 2020, with the U.S. contributing the lion's share.

    ColoradoPols.com - Front Page

  • At Copenhagen the emerging economies nonetheless proved skilled at exploiting the West's carbon guilt, and in exchange for the nonconcession of continuing to negotiate next year, or the year after that, they'll receive up to $100 billion in foreign aid by 2020, with the U.S. contributing the lion's share.

    Grist - the Latest from Grist

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