And as for our legal tradition, as you so wittily called it, I thoroughly agree with you.
There are no sacred traditions amongst us, especially in the educated class, Avdotya Romanovna.
Besides the traditional rice and honey, there were three or four dishes, one of which consisted of pancakes, all prepared in Amalia Ivanovna’s kitchen.
Perhaps the chief element was that peculiar "poor man’s pride," which compels many poor people to spend their last savings on some traditional social ceremony, simply in order to do "like other people," and not to "be looked down upon."
It’s a sacred tradition, mentioned, I fancy, in all the manuals of the art?"
"I believe it’s a sort of legal rule, a sort of legal tradition—for all investigating lawyers—to begin their attack from afar, with a trivial, or at least an irrelevant subject, so as to encourage, or rather, to divert the man they are cross-examining, to disarm his caution and then all at once to give him an unexpected knock-down blow with some fatal question.
There are no more uses of "tradition" in the book.
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My family’s Thanksgiving tradition is to gather together and eat turkey.
I want to have a traditional wedding ceremony compete with bridesmaids and a white dress.