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convention
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Leaves of Grass
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as in: to convene Define
a large conference or meeting
  • 4 The sum of all known reverence I add up in you whoever you are, The President is there in the White House for you, it is not you who are here for him, The Secretaries act in their bureaus for you, not you here for them, The Congress convenes every Twelfth-month for you, Laws, courts, the forming of States, the charters of cities, the going and coming of commerce and malls, are all for you.
  • …always swarming with blatherers and always sure and impregnable, The unsurvey’d interior, log-houses, clearings, wild animals, hunters, trappers, Surrounding the multiform agriculture, mines, temperature, the gestation of new States, Congress convening every Twelfth-month, the members duly coming up from the uttermost parts, Surrounding the noble character of mechanics and farmers, especially the young men, Responding their manners, speech, dress, friendships, the gait they have of…

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  • She is at the convention in Las Vegas.
  • Hotel rooms are expensive that week because so many people are attending a big convention.

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  • To be absolv’d from previous ties and conventions, I from mine and you from yours!
  • I am for those that have never been master’d, For men and women whose tempers have never been master’d, For those whom laws, theories, conventions, can never master.

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as in: to convene Define
a large conference or meeting
as in: conventional behavior Define
something regarded as normal or typical
as in: The Geneva Convention Define
a written international agreement
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