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Definitionthinking and behavior that is (or was) commonly accepted
- So the minister, and the physician with him, withdrew again within the limits of what their Church defined as orthodox.Chapter 9 -- The Leech (56% in)
orthodox = what is commonly accepted
- They knew, these excellent old persons, that, by all established rule—and, as regarded some of them, weighed by their own lack of efficiency for business—they ought to have given place to younger men, more orthodox in politics, and altogether fitter than themselves to serve our common Uncle.Introductory (27% in)
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