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Examples of confection in a Sentence
an assortment of delicious cakes and other confections
following the main course there were assorted confections so delicious-looking as to tempt even determined dieters
Recent Examples of confection from the Web
The host introduced her good friend’s return to the MTV VMAs stage while wearing a fitted black strapless confection embroidered with a sequin parrot across the front of her stomach.
The elegant confection gets a royal treatment with a blueberry compote, lavender-honey foam and lemon poppy-seed sorbet.
In Kohl's Court, across from Aeropostale, Cinnabon will be baking up its cinnamon-sweet confections.
Carlson, now 90, still works full-time at the shop, molding and dipping the many confections.
His edgy, angular confections—think of the album covers for any jazz artist in the 50s and early 60s—epitomized the era’s graphic sensibility of high-end hip.
The colorful confection is built on a blonde brownie crust with layers of vanilla cake, cheesecake, chocolate, strawberry and vanilla mousse with cream cheese frosting.
Maybe this is a moment perfectly designed for Arianna Huffington, a blustery confection who can use her unequaled Rolodex and penchant for mellifluous commentary, to calm the roiling waters at Uber.
Trump was seated in the very center of the Hilton ballroom, his confection of blond hair aglow in the bright lights, his star wattage eclipsing the graying eminences of journalism and politics who craned their necks to get a look at him.
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Did You Know?
A "confection" is "confected" from several different ingredients or elements. Most confections are sweet, but the word can also be used to refer to any finely worked piece of craftsmanship. In other words, the lacy box containing chocolate confections can be a confection itself. The verb "confect" (meaning "put together from varied material") comes from Latin confectus, the past participle of conficere, meaning "to prepare." "Conficere" joins the prefix con- with the common Latin verb facere, meaning "to make" or "to do." "Factory," "manufacture," and "benefactor" are among the many relations.
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