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connexion

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In Texas, years ago, almost all of the oil came from surface operations. Then someone got the idea that there were greater sources of supply deeper down. A well was drilled five thousand feet deep. The result? A gusher. Too many of us operate on the surface. We never go deep enough to find supernatural resources. The result is, we never operate at our best. More time and investment is involved to go deep but a gusher will pay off.
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English

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
connexion

Plural
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  1. (dated) Alternative spelling of connection.
    • 1848, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography
      "I saw he was going to marry her, for family, perhaps political reasons; because her rank and connexions suited him;..."
    • 1926, H. P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
      "Persuading the widow that my connexion with her husband's 'technical matters' was sufficient to entitle me to his manuscript, I bore the document away..."
    • 1978, M. I. Finley, "The fifth-century Athenian empire: A balance sheet", in Peter D. A. Garnsey and C. R. Whittaker (eds.), Imperialism in the Ancient World: The Cambridge University Research Seminar in Ancient History, Cambridge University Press (reprinted 2007), ISBN 052103390X, page 125,
      In this connexion, it is worth remembering that we are never told how the tribute was collected within the tributary state.
    • 1984 November 20, The Times, page 21, headline,
      "Rugby Union: The Jaguars Make A Move To End Their Isolation Argentina turns to FIRA and the French connexion is set to benefit"

Usage notes

  • This spelling has been rarely encountered in the United States since the 19th century. In the United Kingdom the spelling remained in common use until the mid-twentieth century, since which time its use has declined considerably, though the old spelling is retained by the British Methodist Church and numerous commercial organisations.

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /kɔ.nɛk.sjɔ̃/, SAMPA: /kO.nEk.sjO~/

Noun

connexion f. (plural connexions)

  1. connection

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