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convention
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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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as in: conventional behavior Define
something regarded as normal or typical
  • The silence had to be broken, but for a time no one dared to break it and they all became afraid that the conventional deception would suddenly become obvious and the truth become plain to all.
  • His wife came in to congratulate him after his communion, and when uttering the usual conventional words she added: "You feel better, don’t you?

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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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