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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
Bien Cuit bakery, Chuko for ramen, La Newyorkina for Mexican confections, Dana’s Bakery for macaroons, Baba’s Pierogies and Chris Cheung’s East Wind Snack Shop, are some of the other spots to open in the food hall.
Digital confections like these exploit individuals, corrupt information space, and undermine the reliability of all digital artifacts.
The inside of the massive confection—which will be the subject of a Food Network special, Wedding Cake Countdown with Drew and Linda, on Monday, June 25, at 8:30 p.m.—was equally intricate.
The cake stands in sharp contrast with the over-the-top confections that British royals have served up at weddings and other formal ceremonies for centuries.
That same bounty finds its way into the frozen confections of Il Gelato di Carlotta (59 Queen St.).
Mochi, a Japanese confection with ice cream inside, is served up in various flavors for dessert.
Kollektiv Plus Zwei’s oh-so-touchable furniture made from industrial materials—think foam insulation and concrete—done up like confections is suited more for an eccentric collector and your average Ikea shopper.
Throughout the decades, this line of sweet, soft and sugary confections, which started as only Easter chicks, has greatly grown.
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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.
CONFECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of confection for English Language Learners
: a very sweet food
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