Definition of Seconding:
To show that we respect Literate ability, wherever we find it; to show that we are not the monopolistic closed- corporation our enemies accuse us of being; to show that we are not animated by a vindictive hatred of anything bearing the name of Pelton- I move, and ask that my motion be presented for seconding, that Claire Pelton, and her brother, Raymond Pelton, be duly elected, respectively, to the positions of Literate Third Class and Literate Novice, as members of the Associated Fraternities of Literates!"- "Null-ABC", Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire.
- "Memoirs of Major Alexander Ramkins (1718)", Daniel Defoe.
He was deeply revolving the question, whether it were not better to turn his back at once upon a country which seemed so incapable of comprehending his high purposes, or seconding his virtuous efforts.- "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.