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convention
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The Brothers Karamazov
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as in: conventional behavior Define
something regarded as normal or typical
  • With dignified gravity he made a rather deep, conventional bow, and moved away to a chair.
  • Miuesov took a cursory glance at all these "conventional" surroundings and bent an intent look upon the elder.

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  • I’ll finish by asking you, gentlemen, to drop that conventional method of questioning.
  • The conventional answer to this question is: ’He begot you, and you are his flesh and blood, and therefore you are bound to love him.’

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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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