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pro 1

n. pl. pros
1. An argument or consideration in favor of something: weighing the pros and cons.
2. One who supports a proposal or takes the affirmative side in a debate.
In favor; affirmatively: arguing pro and con.
Affirmative; supporting: a pro vote.

[Middle English, from Latin prō, for; see per in Indo-European roots.]

pro 2

 (prō) Informal
n. pl. pros
1. A professional, especially in sports.
2. An expert in a field of endeavor.
Professional: pro football.


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1. proscenium.
2. prosody.
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References in classic literature ?
He read many wise things in books, but he could only judge from his own experience (he did not know whether he was different from other people); he did not calculate the pros and cons of an action, the benefits which must befall him if he did it, the harm which might result from the omission; but his whole being was urged on irresistibly.
``Et vobis quaso, domine reverendissime, pro misericordia vestra.''
Tiberius in a letter to him saith, Haec pro amicitia nostra non occultavi; and the whole senate dedicated an altar to Friendship, as to a goddess, in respect of the great dearness of friendship, between them two.