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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
But many most severely did not enjoy this little mix of confection and politics.
Here, a roster of cozy confections and wooly wonders to cheer the darkest days.
The sword was a gift from the baker herself, who most likely anticipated the hardship of slicing a confection larger than oneself with a classic pastry knife.
As if the red-and-black confection on Saturday night wasn’t sweet enough, the Los Angeles Chargers lost exquisitely to the Miami Dolphins, kicking away the game and spoiling their regular season debut at the soccer pitch in Carson.
Extracted in honey for months, the herb’s full taste and medicinal properties seep out, and punctuations of finely diced root remind that this is a cure, not a confection.
Remarkably, both cases will resolve clashes between gay rights and claims of conscience in the context of confections.
His scheme is a confection of bad policy, faulty economics and thinly disguised patronage.
Top selling drinks include cold raspberry soda or 'Kyani's refreshing tea,' a milky confection.
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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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