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convention
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Atlas Shrugged
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as in: conventional behavior Define
something regarded as normal or typical
  • It’s a blind alley, Miss Taggart, Do not attempt to waste your money and effort on other, more conventional methods of inquiry: do not hire detectives.
  • It was not the conventional gesture meant as celebration, it was the gesture of a rebellious anger, the vicious gesture which is movement substituted for a scream of pain.

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  • The unconventional speech, which some of you might have heard on the radio last night, was a thought-provoking contribution to our pool of ideas on world problems.

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  • It was once conventional wisdom that the earth was flat.
  • In most countries, the convention is to shake the head to indicate "no", but in Bulgaria that indicates "yes".

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unspecified meaning
  • I don’t like that resolution passed by the convention of the grade school teachers of New Mexico," said Taggart.
  • He spoke, in passionate sincerity, discarding convention, discarding concern for whether it was proper to let her hear the confession of his pain, seeing nothing but the face of a woman who was able to understand: "Miss Taggart, do you know the hallmark of the second-rater?

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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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