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convention
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The Awakening
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as in: conventional behavior Define
something regarded as normal or typical
  • Within doors the appointments were perfect after the conventional type.
  • He possessed a good figure, a pleasing face, not overburdened with depth of thought or feeling; and his dress was that of the conventional man of fashion.

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  • She draped it across the boy in graceful folds, and in a way to conceal his black, conventional evening dress.

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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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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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