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convention as in:  teacher's convention

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  • Hotel rooms are expensive that week because so many people are attending a big convention.
  • Professor Binns, glancing up in the middle of a deadly dull lecture on the International Warlock Convention of 1289, looked amazed.   (source)
  • At conventions, there were still colleagues who did not speak to one another.   (source)
    conventions = large conferences or meetings
  • That was more fun than our last convention in Vegas!   (source)
    convention = formal gathering
  • They debated about the size of heaven, at the Bible convention.   (source)
  • The terminal wasn't located in a bad part of town; she saw the convention center and Trocadero Theater, which made her feel safe, but it also meant she could never afford a hotel room in the area.   (source)
  • You know, when these New Negroes have their convention   (source)
    convention = large conference or meeting
  • an international convention of optometrists in Montreal   (source)
    convention = formal gathering
  • A secretary told me that Larry was in Toronto, where he was attending a professional convention.   (source)
    convention = large conference or meeting
  • 7TH JUROR: You know, you ought to be down in Atlantic City at that hairsplitters' convention.   (source)
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  • She sprang out of her car and ran toward the town's convention center.†   (source)
  • Dey made him uh delegate tuh de Sunday School Convention and he read uh paper on Booker T. Washington and tore him tuh pieces!   (source)
    convention = formal gathering
  • When the Louisiana State Constitutional Convention was in session, I wrote an open letter to that body pleading for justice for the race.   (source)
    convention = large conference or meeting
  • But Tom, he WAS so proud and joyful, he just COULDN'T hold in, and his tongue just WENT it—she a-chipping in, and spitting fire all along, and both of them going it at once, like a cat convention;   (source)
  • But, while attending an anti-slavery convention at Nantucket, on the 11th of August, 1841, I felt strongly moved to speak,   (source)
  • I hear of a convention to be held at Baltimore, or elsewhere, for the selection of a candidate for the Presidency,   (source)
  • shall call a convention for proposing Amendments   (source)
    convention = a formal meeting
  • The city was down to four radio stations that were still broadcasting, and the one doing emergency coverage for Midtown had announced that the Javits Convention Center between Thirty—†   (source)
  • Mae was standing in the center of the campus, amid a few hundred Girders eating lunch, all of them buzzing about the imminent Demoxie demonstration, and she thought of that painting of the Constitutional Convention, all those men in powdered wigs and waistcoats, standing stiffly, all of them wealthy white men who were only passably interested in representing their fellow humans.†   (source)
  • On June 26, 1961, our Freedom Day, I released a letter to South African newspapers from underground, which commended the people for their courage during the recent stay-at-home, once more calling for a national constitutional convention.†   (source)
  • Jennifer Anne said she had to go because she had an early seminar tomorrow at the convention center.†   (source)
  • The next day the Browns and I walked the convention center floor with Rick, who introduced us to Ted Nugent, an avid supporter of the military who had just seen the debut of The Adam Brown Story.†   (source)
  • Out by the convention center, he turned into Lumpy's.†   (source)
  • LATE THAT SUMMER of 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitutional Convention was nearing the completion of its efforts.†   (source)
  • Those busy laddies split up and did it—studied forms of government in Carnegie Library, held subcommittee meetings, three or four people at a time (few enough to worry Prof had he known)—and when Congress met early in September to ratify some appointments and elect more congressmen-at-large, instead of adjourning, Comrade Baum had gavel and they recessed—and met again and turned selves into committee-of-the-whole and passed a resolution and next thing we knew entire Congress was a Constitutional Convention divided into working groups headed by those subcommittees.†   (source)
  • She and Dad didn't even know I was at the convention.†   (source)
  • Constitutional Convention   (source)
  • Calhoun believed that the Constitutional Convention had not nationalized our government; that the sovereign states still retained "the right of judging ....when the Congress encroached upon the individual state's power and liberty.†   (source)
  • He was telling me he met some Norwegians who were on their way to a convention in Amsterdam.   (source)
    convention = large conference or meeting
  • Inexplicably, he sounded put out with the men who brought their adding machines to the Bible convention, and possibly with the Bible itself.   (source)
    convention = formal gathering
  • Once he asked me suddenly as we sat mulling over the pumpkins, "Leah, do you know what they spent the last Bible convention in Atlanta arguing about?"   (source)
  • He was dressed in a black silk suit with his tie unknotted, like he'd just come back from a funeral or possibly a convention for really gorgeous undertakers.   (source)
  • De Grand Lodge, de big convention of livin' is just where Ah been dis year and a half y'all ain't seen me.   (source)
  • They came out at a medical convention in Philadelphia   (source)
    convention = large conference or meeting
  • They talked about FEMA, about the Superdome and the Convention Center.†   (source)
  • That there had been no murders in the Superdome, no deaths in the Convention Center.†   (source)
  • They entered one of the enormous exhibition rooms at the convention center an hour before noon.†   (source)
  • But the constitutional convention felt pressure from all sides; it couldn't be "perfect."†   (source)
  • A constitutional convention could not achieve this goal.†   (source)
  • The Constitutional Convention wrote the proposed Constitution to preserve and perpetuate the Union.†   (source)
  • Number 37: Difficulties Faced by Constitutional Convention   (source)
  • Your Constitutional Convention has made a new model.†   (source)
  • The portable toilets were available and working at Camp Greyhound while there were no working bathrooms at the Convention Center and Superdome a few blocks away.†   (source)
  • Heavily armed National Guardsmen had just entered the Convention Center, and though they had been led to believe their entry would be met with something like guerilla warfare, they had found no resistance whatsoever—only exhausted and hungry people who wanted to leave the city.†   (source)
  • ADAMS HAD BEEN HOME hardly a week when the town of Braintree chose him as a delegate to the state constitutional convention.†   (source)
  • From Philadelphia, where the Constitutional Convention had assembled, Benjamin Rush, a member of the Convention, wrote that the Defence had "diffused such excellent principles among us, that there is little doubt of our adopting a vigorous and compound federal legislature."†   (source)
  • A constitutional convention was in the offing, and as he had been impelled in 1776 to write his Thoughts on Government, so Adams plunged ahead now, books piled about him, his pen scratching away until all hours.†   (source)
  • When the constitutional convention worked to define the boundary between federal and State jurisdictions, it must have experienced all three problems.†   (source)
  • The Constitutional Convention thought that the Senate was the best place to place this important trust.†   (source)
  • Some of the most distinguished men from the 1774 Congress brought their accumulated knowledge and experience to this year's Constitutional Convention.†   (source)
  • In this way, said Delegate John Dickinson to the Constitutional Convention, the Senate would "consist of the most distinguished characters, distinguished for their rank in life and their weight of property, and bearing as strong a likeness to the British House of Lords as possible."†   (source)
  • Instead, it was a five-level department store combined with a convention center trade show.†   (source)
  • On arrival at the convention, Adams had received a standing ovation.†   (source)
  • Opponents of the proposed Constitution say that the convention exceeded its power.†   (source)
  • The men at the convention are respected.†   (source)
  • In other instances, the words were spoken over images of African American residents wilting in the heat outside the Morial Convention Center or standing on rooftops waving for help.†   (source)
  • DECKED OUT IN WOLF COLORS, MAROON AND GOLD, the Hot Springs Convention Center was the only building in town that could hold the crowd for Lake Hamilton High School's 1992 graduation ceremony.†   (source)
  • It'll be held at the Greensboro Convention Center and it's being run by one of the big auction houses from New York.†   (source)
  • Opponents of the Constitution say, "But it was not enough that the Convention followed the republican form.†   (source)
  • The same prominent people who have argued for and against the measures debated at the convention will also make the decisions at the convention.†   (source)
  • To disarm the objectors, let's agree for a moment that the convention was neither authorized by their commission nor justified by circumstances to propose a Constitution for their country.†   (source)
  • The motto of the leading Republican paper of Missouri, Frank Blair's 6 The Illinois constitutional convention of 1847 had adopted and submitted to a popular referendum a provision that instructed the legislature to pass laws prohibiting the immigration of colored persons.†   (source)
  • I was made to look at the convention that lurks in all truth and on the essential sincerity of falsehood.†   (source)
  • Babbitt made his voice to be measured and lordly; he thrust out his abdomen and rumbled, "We got to see to it that the convention lets the Legislature understand just where they get off in this matter of taxing realty transfers."†   (source)
  • It is probable, in fact, that the Convention of 1831 exercised a very great influence upon the minds of the malcontents, and prepared them for the open revolt against the commercial laws of the Union which took place in 1832.†   (source)
  • On the way from the bus stop to her apartment, she said, "I'm not going to the convention with you."   (source)
    convention = large conference
  • Well, now she's pushed him into this premature presentation at the convention.   (source)
  • The International Psychological Convention at Chicago is only a week away.   (source)
  • But, as Burt pointed out at the convention, his behavior is erratic.   (source)
  • At first, I admit, I was in awe at the picture of an international convention of scientists and scholars, gathered for an exchange of ideas.   (source)
  • Before I go back to the lab I'm going to finish the projects I've started since I left the convention.   (source)
  • This convention means a lot to him.   (source)
  • I heard someone bang on the desk, and then Professor Nemur shouted: "I've already informed the convention committee that we will present the paper at Chicago."   (source)
  • In one particular it is admitted that the convention have departed from the tenor of their commission.†   (source)
  • The first is, that the convention must have enjoyed, in a very singular degree, an exemption from the pestilential influence of party animosities the disease most incident to deliberative bodies, and most apt to contaminate their proceedings.†   (source)
  • The most that the convention could do in such a situation, was to avoid the errors suggested by the past experience of other countries, as well as of our own; and to provide a convenient mode of rectifying their own errors, as future experiences may unfold them.†   (source)
  • There are features in the Constitution which warrant each of these suppositions; and as far as either of them is well founded, it shows that the convention must have been compelled to sacrifice theoretical propriety to the force of extraneous considerations.†   (source)
  • This consideration seems sufficient to determine our opinion, that the convention have gone as far in the endeavor to secure the advantage of numbers in the formation of treaties as could have been reconciled either with the activity of the public councils or with a reasonable regard to the major sense of the community.†   (source)
  • Upon the whole, there can be no room to doubt that the convention acted wisely in copying from the models of those constitutions which have established GOOD BEHAVIOR as the tenure of their judicial offices, in point of duration; and that so far from being blamable on this account, their plan would have been inexcusably defective, if it had wanted this important feature of good government.†   (source)
  • And its utility has become so apparent, that persons who, in compiling the Constitution, were violent opposers of it, have from experience become its declared admirers.1 I have in another place remarked, that the convention, in the formation of this part of their plan, had departed from the model of the constitution of this State, in favor of that of Massachusetts.†   (source)
  • But that the objectors may be disarmed of every pretext, it shall be granted for a moment that the convention were neither authorized by their commission, nor justified by circumstances in proposing a Constitution for their country: does it follow that the Constitution ought, for that reason alone, to be rejected?†   (source)
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convention as in:  conventional behavior

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  • In most countries, the convention is to shake the head to indicate "no", but in Bulgaria that indicates "yes".
    convention = something considered normal
  • They were inclined to dislike her because she is unconventional.
    unconventional = not normal (not like most people)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unconventional means not and reverses the meaning of conventional. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • It is conventional wisdom.
    conventional = normal (expected of most people)
  • Ariana's house is a twenty-minute walk, if you take the conventional route.   (source)
    conventional = normal or typical
  • He analyzed my character, and he insisted on knowing what I disliked most about him ("You're too conventional," I said).   (source)
  • "No," I said, "but I really appreciate your refusal to give in to breakfasty social conventions."   (source)
    conventions = behaviors regarded as normal
  • Outwardly, he was living a surprisingly conventional existence, even going so far as to open a savings account at a local bank.   (source)
    conventional = normal
  • The operation you've witnessed would have taken months in a conventional lab, but we can do it in seconds.   (source)
    conventional = normal or typical
  • Concerning your study of the theological implications of The Blind Assassin: my sister's religious beliefs were strongly held but were scarcely what is called conventional.   (source)
    conventional = culturally normal
  • A conventional signer wouldn't make much sense of it.   (source)
    conventional = typical
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  • Why, I wondered, did I need three spoons? Why were there multiple butter knives? Then I recalled a scene from a movie and realized there was some social convention surrounding the placement and size of the cutlery.   (source)
    convention = normally acceptable behavior
  • He didn't give a damn about Alstrop's driving habits-that setup and question was a way to weed out the people who couldn't see past convention.   (source)
    convention = normal behavior
  • Compared to conventional chickens, I was told, these organic birds have it pretty good.   (source)
    conventional = typical
  • If we stayed back in a conventional defense, their running backs nickel-and-dimed us to death.   (source)
    conventional = normal or typical
  • Pedro, holding her much closer than convention allowed, took advantage of this unique opportunity to whisper in Tita's ear:   (source)
    convention = normally acceptable behavior
  • even that convention isn't required.   (source)
    convention = thing that is regarded as normal
  • ...where 135,000 people died as the result of an at attack with conventional weapons.   (source)
    conventional = normal or typical
  • Conventional wisdom agrees that political fiction is not art;   (source)
    conventional = typical
  • I wanted to get away from what I thought of as a very conventional small town and try my wings.   (source)
  • I don't thoroughly understand the conventions of each tradition and...   (source)
    conventions = things that are normal
  • Without question, such hackneyed phrases as "tell mother I died for my country," reported as the dying words of many a Civil War soldier, were a sentimental convention.   (source)
    convention = something regarded as normal
  • He swung into the saddle on the sorrel, a conventional saddle with a horn.   (source)
    conventional = normal or typical
  • Too conventional, for him. Finding a religion in Psychiatry is really for very ordinary patients.   (source)
  • Among other things, he was rigorously conventional and had quickly accommodated himself to McGraw-Hill's tidy, colorless and archconservative mold.   (source)
    conventional = normal (behaved in a typical manner)
  • Usually these threats were meaningless, and made only to satisfy convention; but sometimes they could be carried out to the letter.   (source)
    convention = something regarded as normal
  • He clearly favored American conventional forces over American unconventional units like the SEALs or Delta.†   (source)
    conventional = normal or typical
  • The mid-day meal had been duly eaten-but there had been no conventional formality about it.   (source)
    conventional = normal
  • A man so conventional, so scrupulously correct as the Director–and to commit so gross a solecism!   (source)
    conventional = with a habit of behaving in a traditional or common accepted manner
  • I see it as a night scene by El Greco: a hundred houses, at once conventional and grotesque, crouching under a sullen, overhanging sky and a lustreless moon.   (source)
    conventional = normal or typical
  • The devil take all conventions, they were made for other times;   (source)
    conventions = behaviors regarded as normal
  • Our natives today produce criminals and prostitutes and drunkards, not because it is their nature to do so, but because their simple system of order and tradition and convention has been destroyed.   (source)
    convention = what is normal or typical
  • The narrator is an undisguised convention of the play.   (source)
    convention = something treated as normal
  • Safe, conventional, very correct.   (source)
    conventional = normal or typical
  • ...she had managed to brush away the conventions and make him feel that to seek to be alone was the natural thing for two old friends who had so much to say to each other....   (source)
    conventions = things regarded as normal
  • You have lived so long in the toil and heat that your senses are dulled, your souls are numbed; but realize once in your lives this world in which you dwell—tear off the rags of its customs and conventions—behold it as it is, in all its hideous nakedness!   (source)
    conventions = typical behaviors
  • These were the ambitious youths of the race, at work with an earnestness that put to shame the conventional student life of most educational institutions.   (source)
    conventional = normal or typical
  • "kinetic attack means with conventional weapons, bombs, and tanks—" Of course, the Borodins were fine and needed no help.†   (source)
  • True, duels were fought by convention at dawn in isolated locations to ensure the privacy of the gentlemen involved.†   (source)
  • But a shark is deaf, conventionally speaking.†   (source)
  • There's no point in me trying to look conventional.†   (source)
  • She had not died of starvation or committed suicide by any conventional means.†   (source)
  • Also, why did they have all these explosives but no real conventional weapons?†   (source)
  • The very object of worship was absent from the conventional assembly.†   (source)
  • His opener was conventionally dull.†   (source)
  • They showed two-to-the-power-of-Infinity-minus-one to one against (an irrational number that only has a conventional meaning in Improbability Physics).†   (source)
  • Perhaps this was because Mammachi fitted properly into the conventional scheme of things.†   (source)
  • Living a long life, the conventional wisdom at the time said, depended to a great extent on who we were, that is, our genes.†   (source)
  • But I couldn't think of anything conventional to say.†   (source)
  • Each copper plate had a hole in its center, and though they were not shaped in the conventional way, they were undoubtedly keyholes.†   (source)
  • Of course, it is worth noting that Milkman is not inevitably more religious, or at least not in any conventional sense, but he's clearly changed.†   (source)
  • He was probably also thinking of Socrates, whom the "cave dwellers" killed because he disturbed their conventional ideas and tried to light the way to true insight.†   (source)
  • The deuteronomic school-defined, by convention, as the people who wrote the book of Deuteronomy as well as Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings.†   (source)
  • Denz Ay conceded this conventional point with a gesture.†   (source)
  • The BLU-82B is the largest conventional bomb ever built and, of course, leaves no nuclear fallout.†   (source)
  • Once built, the Montauk was so novel, so tall, it defied description by conventional means.†   (source)
  • Kopelowicz, like Ragins, preaches recovery, but his model is more conventional.†   (source)
  • You must assume his position despite any outcry, any talk of convention, any talk of propriety or common sense.†   (source)
  • Charming but shallow, gdhearted but a bit conventional,-too handsome for his own good, fascinating but probably unreliable, and so forth.†   (source)
  • She gave him a conventional kiss, as if she had been away only an hour, and she told him: "Look out the door."†   (source)
  • She made coffee, went to the post office, and took care of the copying, but conventional office hours or work routines were anathema to her.†   (source)
  • Conventional wisdom would say that the less you give, the more you have.†   (source)
  • Being Goth wipes away any expectation of conventionality, so Molly finds she's free to be weird in • lots of ways at once.†   (source)
  • The idea of the organ was a last desperate attempt to win the hand of Cousin Antonieta after more conventional means of courting her had failed.†   (source)
  • If you choose me, you can have a marriage free of conventional restraints.†   (source)
  • I don't want to make an issue out of that, I'm not very well placed to defend—conventional morality.†   (source)
  • ALTHOUGH THE FAST FOOD chains annually spend about $3 billion on television advertising, their marketing efforts directed at children extend far beyond such conventional ads.†   (source)
  • He began conventionally, remarking on how fine it was that we were continuing a tradition that had been going on for as long as anyone could remember.†   (source)
  • The conventional wisdom was that for cultural reasons, many African families resisted sending daughters to school, and Ann brought along stacks of questionnaires and notepaper to probe that resistance.†   (source)
  • He was not a conventionally good-looking man.†   (source)
  • It was destined to be misunderstood, or taken too literally because your ideas are opposed to conventionalism.†   (source)
  • I wont accept a conventional marriage for her.†   (source)
  • The idea had shocked Bob, a conventional man if there ever was one.†   (source)
  • In short course, they became conventional wisdom.†   (source)
  • He's Jewish and conventionally handsome with brown hair and green-blue eyes-bright, affable, and engaging.†   (source)
  • The whole purpose of that op was to protect our brothers, these conventional Army guys who were just getting pounded by this thug, that was the mission.†   (source)
  • In pursuit of knowledge, epic womanizers (and of course Tomas belonged in their ranks) turn away from conventional feminine beauty, of which they quickly tire, and inevitably end up as curiosity collectors.†   (source)
  • The conventional explosives detonated, the nuclear package did not.†   (source)
  • Although I held no conventional job, I was busier than ever.†   (source)
  • By a conventional calendar, Max should have been fifteen, but he had spent many days in the Sidh, where time ebbed and flowed in mysterious ways.†   (source)
  • His second marriage—to a woman with six children of her own—was hardly the conventional rich man's.†   (source)
  • At age thirty-three, Nathanael Greene was the youngest general officer in what constituted the American army, and by conventional criterion, an improbable choice for such responsibility.†   (source)
  • Unlike some of the conventional units, we had NVGs with four tubes instead of the usual two.†   (source)
  • Jack had taken a few moments to examine Nemo's weaponry aboard the Nautilus, and he'd found among the various hydraulic and steam-powered weaponry a few devices of a more conventional nature, which he could adapt to better use.†   (source)
  • It meant Murtagh would fight like a cornered animal until his very last breath, and it meant Eragon would never be able to defeat him through conventional measures, for the duel did not mean as much to him as it did to Murtagh.†   (source)
  • If I was to be radical with my return gift, should be as conventional as possible with my secret message.†   (source)
  • She can roll on her own, thanks to her preference for a conventional chair over the electric kind.†   (source)
  • And if they spoke back, would the impatient businessmen in conventional suits and tired housewives with their plunder, understand?†   (source)
  • But Smith was a radical departure from conventional trainers.†   (source)
  • Isn't that a natural aversion, a conventional hostility?†   (source)
  • I try to think of some conventional ones.†   (source)
  • Perhaps not the conventional ideal of physical beauty.†   (source)
  • Half your nuclear charge at one end backed by a conventional explosive and the other half of your nuke fuel at the other end.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I'm more conventional in style.†   (source)
  • Cesar had thrown the book of conventional wisdom out the window; it was all up to Enrique now.†   (source)
  • He was wearing in his left ear lobe a rather small earring, a tiny gold skull beautifully made and under it, in stead of the conventional crossed bones of the ancient Jolly Roger design, was a whole bundle of little gold bones, almost too small to see.†   (source)
  • Their writings gave American literature a new style, scorning the constrictions of conventional writing—in Kerouac's words, an "undisturbed flow from the mind of personal secret idea-words, blowing (as per jazz musician)...limitless blow-on-subject seas of thought, swimming in sea of English with no discipline other than rhythms of rhetorical exhalation.†   (source)
  • Giorgione was going to paint a conventional scene.†   (source)
  • THE arrival of my sister, Petra, came as a genuine surprise to me, and a conventional surprise to everyone else.†   (source)
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convention as in:  The Geneva Convention

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  • The country has signed the United Nations Convention against Torture.
  • Dragon breeding was outlawed by the Warlocks' Convention of 1709, everyone knows that.   (source)
    convention = a written international agreement
  • Virtually nothing about Japan's use of POWs was in keeping with the Geneva Convention.   (source)
    convention = an international agreement
  • CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, had just come into effect, and the window on the trading of captured wild animals had slammed shut.   (source)
  • It doesn't sound like much, but it is clearly a form of torture that should be outlawed by the Geneva Convention, even for use on SEALs.   (source)
  • Or, as it states in the pages of the Geneva Convention, unarmed civilians.   (source)
  • Each rule of the Great convention begins: "The forms must be obeyed . . . "   (source)
  • In Europe the medics were unarmed, according to the Geneva Convention; the Germans usually would not stoop to shooting a corpsman.†   (source)
  • You know as well as I do that the Army adheres to the Geneva Convention.†   (source)
  • I knew nothing about the Geneva Convention.   (source)
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  • By the way, if anyone should dare to utter the words Geneva Convention while I'm writing this, I might more or less lose control.   (source)
  • The 1929 Geneva Convention, which Japan had signed but never ratified, permitted detaining powers to use POWs for labor, with restrictions.   (source)
  • Never mind there's no shooting across the border in Pakistan, the illegality of the Taliban army, the Geneva Convention, yada, yada, yada.   (source)
  • And no amount of poison about our alleged brutality, disregard of the Geneva Convention, and abuse of the human rights of terrorists is going to change what most people think.   (source)
  • Though this violated the Geneva Convention's prohibition on forcing officers to labor, Fitzgerald now knew what life in camp with the Bird was like.   (source)
  • The only aspect of the Geneva Convention that the Japanese sometimes respected was the prohibition on forcing officers to work.   (source)
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  • But it can also be a school of poetry— one with its own meter, tropes, and conventions.†   (source)
  • In theory—that is, as a simple physical possibility—an animal could pick up and go, flaunting all the social conventions and boundaries proper to its species.†   (source)
  • How would you feel if I said I was going to some keep-fit convention with—I don't know—Leanne from the Terrors because she needed cheering up?†   (source)
  • It was a convention.†   (source)
  • Second, he already KNOWS I'm not having a nice day, since HE'S one of the people who STARTED this whole detention convention.†   (source)
  • Hester had her nose broken while rioting at the site of the Democratic Party's national convention.†   (source)
  • The Cobras were laughing because they figured the dumb, scraggly runt would get out of the East End in about as good shape as a bare big toe in a convention of snapping turtles.†   (source)
  • Even she, who knew nothing of military strategy or journalistic convention, understood a euphemism for retreat.†   (source)
  • Let me remind you of the other events sponsored by the Gileadcan Research Association that are available to you at this convention, as part of our Twelfth Symposium.†   (source)
  • One wall was covered with T-shirts from different conventions—PARTY PONIES '09 VEGAS, PARTY PONIES '10 HONOLULU, et cetera.†   (source)
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  • Do you remember when she took us on the bus to that horror-fan convention way out in New Jersey?†   (source)
  • Then they hooked little fingers and shook hands gravely with the mien of bankers at a convention.†   (source)
  • We had to circle to find a space at the Days Inn; the payroll convention was apparently a hot ticket.†   (source)
  • Whenever possible I have left names unchanged, though Sayuri did hide the identities of certain men even from me through the convention, rather common among geisha, of referring to customers by means of an epithet.†   (source)
  • In the east-wing ballroom, a dozen different business conventions were going on at the same time within temporal centimeters of each other.†   (source)
  • They were at conventions, everything expensed.†   (source)
  • I went to a convention once.†   (source)
  • Jenny observed that roosters are what men would be if left to their own devices, with no social conventions to rein in their baser instincts, and I couldn't disagree.†   (source)
  • As with any convention, this one can be violated.†   (source)
  • Both conventions and local laws in the city-states could vary widely.†   (source)
  • Hiro knows the guy; they used to run into each other at trade conventions all the time.†   (source)
  • To the astonishment of the city's ruling class, 78 percent of the 681 delegates to the Democratic convention voted for Harrison on the first ballot.†   (source)
  • The international basis for this is the Salvage Convention of 1910 (Brussels), which codified the transnational nature of admiralty and salvage law.†   (source)
  • Now you see, we have a convention going on here, our state American Legion convention.†   (source)
  • She worked out an intricate web of false dates to throw Fernanda off the track, lost sight of her girl friends, leaped over conventions to be with Mauricio Babilonia at any time and at any place.†   (source)
  • Then, a few weeks later, he attended a coaches' convention in Louisville, Kentucky.†   (source)
  • You with your bourgeois conventions would never grasp this, but the excitement comes from planning a kidnapping.†   (source)
  • What, were they having a freaking convention?†   (source)
  • Her eyes are wide open, searching, and when her gaze alights on Vivian's face, it is startling in its intensity, stripped of any pretense or convention.†   (source)
  • Boukreev was the first guide I'd ever seen, on any mountain, ignore this convention.†   (source)
  • No open defiance of the Convention.†   (source)
  • END OFBOOKTWO THE STORY WILL CONTINUE IN BOOKTHREE OFINHERITANCE THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF Text copyright © 2005 by Christopher Paolini Illustrations on endpapers, copyright © 2002 by Christopher Paolini All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions.†   (source)
  • Once — and this would have been in the mid-1950s — Weisberg took the train to New York to attend, on a whim, the Science Fiction Writers Convention, where she met a young writer by the name of Arthur C. Clarke.†   (source)
  • At a smugglers' convention," he said sarcastically.†   (source)
  • We went up to New York, Lolo and I. He had a convention there, and we decided to make a vacation of it.†   (source)
  • Jeremy didn't have a chance to find out, or even relax, for the next three hours, as the rest of the evening was akin to an old-fashioned political convention.†   (source)
  • In Chicago, a federal grand jury had handed down indictments against eight demonstrators at the Democratic convention the previous summer.†   (source)
  • She smiles, but on her the expression looks compulsory, like she's just adhering to a social convention.†   (source)
  • The convention and its setting were an ideal match.†   (source)
  • The convention was a success, yet I remained wary, as the prime mover behind it was the party.†   (source)
  • And he didn't care much about convention.†   (source)
  • Evidently just handing her the stone didn't satisfy a lot of stuffy conventions.†   (source)
  • One useful measure to help foster these is CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination.†   (source)
  • We interviewees in our dark suits stood out like penguins at a polar bear convention.†   (source)
  • It was supposed to carry Billy and twenty-eight other optometrists to a convention in Montreal.†   (source)
  • Convention and authority are replaced by infirmity.†   (source)
  • Time and again he is heckled and booed by a fringe group known as the National Indignation Convention.†   (source)
  • Rabbits have their own conventions and formalities, but these are few and short by human standards.†   (source)
  • She defied convention for him, risked shunning and censure.†   (source)
  • She went to Powerfest, the Apostolic Pentecostal convention, every August.†   (source)
  • This resulted in The Adam Brown Story (vvww.nralifeofduty.tv/patriot —profiles/video/a-tribute-to-adam-brown, www.fearlessnavyseal.com), a documentary that was set to debut in April 2011 at the NRA Convention and annual meeting in Pittsburgh, the same venue where I was going to speak about ODA 574.†   (source)
  • reserved for him by social convention, whereas theEs muss sein!†   (source)
  • Leaving the boys at home, Moody, Mahtob, and I set out immediately after the festival to drive to Dallas for an osteopathic convention.†   (source)
  • But convention bound her, and something else.†   (source)
  • 'The trouble with you is that you think you're too good for all the conventions of society.†   (source)
  • Throughout December and January, he beat back the butterflies and appeared before large crowds at Seattle's flagship REI outdoor store, at an AARP-sponsored talk in Minneapolis, at the Montana Librarians' state convention, and at the Explorers Club in Manhattan.†   (source)
  • She went to conventions as far away as Seattle to trade them, and had one entire forty-foot wall of her house divvied up by a contractor into minuscule display shelves.†   (source)
  • In 1972, more than one hundred nations sign the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, banning production of biological weapons.†   (source)
  • On February 3, the Senate at last approved the Convention of Mortefontaine.†   (source)
  • Everything Snow Flower had told me about Lady Lu following the usual conventions was true.†   (source)
  • Just think of the fortune that could be made in corporate retreat and convention business alone!†   (source)
  • She was a rare creature, Anys Gowdie, and I had to own that I admired her for listening to her own heart rather than having her life ruled by others' conventions.†   (source)
  • Convention, of course, has everything to do with children.†   (source)
  • Suddenly elevated into the world of the rich, she moved with an easy, charming propriety, yet had the rare grace and aplomb to make her frequent departures from convention seem amusing instead ofscandalous.†   (source)
  • Poincaré concluded that the axioms of geometry are conventions, our choice among all possible conventions is guided by experimental facts, but it remains free and is limited only by the necessity of avoiding all contradiction.†   (source)
  • After my dad went to this Christian men's convention a few years ago, he got it into his head that I shouldn't date until I turned EIGHTEEN!†   (source)
  • The Queen waved away convention with a flip of her hand.†   (source)
  • I don't like that resolution passed by the convention of the grade school teachers of New Mexico," said Taggart.†   (source)
  • I would not be unhappy if this convention sat for ten years before reporting—but I would be frightened if you took less than a year.†   (source)
  • In 1861 he led a National Peace Convention in Washington, which sought to revise the U.S. Constitution to avoid the American Civil War.†   (source)
  • "Forget it," he said, but I knew his quick answer, if anything, was just an American convention, an easy idiom.†   (source)
  • My father became very angry, the more so since the conventions did not allow him to admit what he was angry about.†   (source)
  • They were on their way to a medical convention in L.A. She'd invited Miri to lunch at the Sands.†   (source)
  • Kyle called me and told me they couldn't find me a hotel room because the convention was in town.†   (source)
  • But two reasons seem to justify the convention's decision.†   (source)
  • It's one of those convention things.†   (source)
  • A convention of spirits.†   (source)
  • At some young lawyers' convention.†   (source)
  • It seemed the bar had been commandeered by a convention of the hard of hearing.†   (source)
  • We dug up obsolete convention weapons and insults to hurl back and forth.†   (source)
  • On that same day the Liberty Party was holding a convention in Syracuse.†   (source)
  • PLAYER: We're actors.... We pledged our identities, secure in the conventions of our trade, that someone would be watching.†   (source)
  • At a convention held in Milan, arguments raged for a week, lifelong enmities were created, families divided, blood spilt.†   (source)
  • During the Miami Republican Convention of 1968, because the media had black reporters who could get into the black area even in crisis times, this whole nation saw the making of a riot unfold before them on TV screens.†   (source)
  • It isn't really convention.†   (source)
  • Yet not grown-up enough to be free of an instinctive longing to share in the fun: to throw convention to the winds and join the capering jamboree.†   (source)
  • Will Jr boarded the train for St. Louis at noon, integrity intact (conventions intact), though he had not had time, as yet, to work out his reasons.†   (source)
  • This was precisely the mistake of the Jacobin dictatorship and the reason why the Convention was crushed by the Thermidor-ians.†   (source)
  • One of 'em in New Orleans before it was raided says to Mrs. Pike one summer she was goin' to go from State to State and meet some grey-headed men, and, sure enough, she says she went on a beautician convention up to Chicago.... "Oh!" said Mrs. Fletcher.†   (source)
  • On the eve of the 1924 Democratic Convention, the advisers of Senator Oscar W. Underwood of.†   (source)
  • When Lizzy Stanton and I hosted the first women's rights convention in Woodstock—†   (source)
  • It smells like a mothball convention back there.†   (source)
  • Modesty—or the lack of it—is first and foremost a matter of social convention.†   (source)
  • GUILD: the Spacing Guild, one leg of the political tripod maintaining the Great Convention.†   (source)
  • Okay, let's say you're right and there is a set of conventions, a key to reading literature.†   (source)
  • And then there are conventions that cross genre lines.†   (source)
  • But frequently it goes against people's deepest convictions to abide by such conventions.†   (source)
  • This is the glue of the Great Convention.†   (source)
  • Later expanded to include those deadly devices permitted under the Guild Peace and Great Convention.†   (source)
  • You boys can't even attend this year's convention.†   (source)
  • George and Harold smiled and thought back to the First Annual Invention Convention....†   (source)
  • You have violated the Convention, used atomics against —†   (source)
  • And the Conventions, naturally, support him in this.†   (source)
  • I've taken measures to ensure that this Invention Convention won't be a disaster like last year's.†   (source)
  • It was an announcement for the Second Annual Invention Convention.†   (source)
  • Is there some sort of spy convention on Bellmansgatan today?†   (source)
  • His hair was dark as well, too long for the convention he cared nothing about.†   (source)
  • Harding entered the Republican convention that summer sixth among a field of six.†   (source)
  • It might as well have been a Daisy Duke convention.†   (source)
  • Dr. Moroka, without consulting the executive, agreed to preside over the convention.†   (source)
  • "Not a problem," the convention co-chairman said.†   (source)
  • That would explain her inability to relate to social conventions.†   (source)
  • If the convention used one State as a model, its adoption would be difficult.†   (source)
  • In the end, the convention approved nearly all of his draft, with only a few notable changes.†   (source)
  • He told me it was the Republican National Convention.†   (source)
  • Most conventions exist for a reason, Mel.†   (source)
  • Every call for a convention would imply the government is defective.†   (source)
  • The convention was only authorized to advise and recommend.†   (source)
  • And they will make allowances for the difficulties the convention faced.†   (source)
  • And they ask, "What authority did the Convention have to make this change?"†   (source)
  • The convention was authorized to alter and add new provisions to the Articles of Confederation.†   (source)
  • But the convention chose a qualified veto.†   (source)
  • In one area, the convention departed from their specific commission.†   (source)
  • From the convention notes, the delegates seemed deeply concerned about the crisis in their country.†   (source)
  • Number 49: Jefferson: Constitution Convention to Correct Power†   (source)
  • Every logical person will agree with the convention.†   (source)
  • And know how hostile they have been towards the Constitution Convention.†   (source)
  • The following ideas could have influenced the convention in relation to this provision.†   (source)
  • It would have been difficult for the convention to establish one rule for the entire country.†   (source)
  • What if the convention hadn't created a system that they felt could secure the country's happiness?†   (source)
  • Therefore, the convention wisely gave the Senate the power to make treaties.†   (source)
  • But the convention carefully guarded against all danger.†   (source)
  • Number 40: Was Convention Authorized to Draft Constitution?†   (source)
  • Vide "Protest of the Minority of the Convention of Pennsylvania," Martin's Speech, etc. PUBLIUS†   (source)
  • The States solemnly appointed a convention with big objectives.†   (source)
  • Did the convention create the right balance?†   (source)
  • But would each branch have an equal voice at a convention?†   (source)
  • The convention set up the compensation for the President and for judges differently.†   (source)
  • Why did the States send delegates to the Convention?†   (source)
  • If the convention had selected one State's system, the other States might be jealous.†   (source)
  • And Americans recently agreed to use this method, so the convention selected it.†   (source)
  • The convention has secured the advantage of numbers in the formation of treaties.†   (source)
  • Therefore, the executive and judiciary branches would usually request a convention.†   (source)
  • This clearly shows the convention's intentions.†   (source)
  • They all agreed that the proposed reform is necessary to meet the convention's goals.†   (source)
  • Did the convention change the fundamental principles of the Confederation?†   (source)
  • The convention had to sacrifice theoretical perfection to other considerations.†   (source)
  • There are even more reasons to respect the judgment and advice of the recent convention.†   (source)
  • Second, the convention might have adopted the rule of one State.†   (source)
  • However, a convention's decision still would not be objective.†   (source)
  • The negative effects of their abuses would often be completed before the scheduled convention.†   (source)
  • The convention undertook the difficult task.†   (source)
  • Let me ask the rational patriot—how would the impartial world judge the convention?†   (source)
  • The convention's ability to reach agreements was unprecedented.†   (source)
  • Number 50: Periodic Conventions to Correct Infractions†   (source)
  • If frequent conventions were held, the government would lose respect.†   (source)
  • The last Paper listed the objections to occasional conventions.†   (source)
  • Conventions established the State constitutions.†   (source)
  • Scheduled conventions will not be any more helpful than conventions held when problems come up.†   (source)
  • If there is a long period between conventions, the same argument applies to all recent questions.†   (source)
  • Patriots have convened four conventions to find a remedy to these potentially fatal vices.†   (source)
  • I am not discussing having conventions to alter the Constitution.†   (source)
  • Seems like there was this convention—what was it?†   (source)
  • And the 1852 Whig Convention followed exactly this course.†   (source)
  • The delegates, having attended the morning session of the convention, had adjourned for dinner.†   (source)
  • At the appointed hour, the Convention clerk wasinstructed to call the roll of state officials.†   (source)
  • I thought that was pretty brave of me, considering we were facing a heavily armed, badly-dressed Statue of Liberty convention.†   (source)
  • No — after a visit which now seemed no longer than the most minimal sort of social convention would demand, Shinny had asked quietly: "Is she — ?"†   (source)
  • On a given day, she might drive to Metter to play for a ladies' fashion show, then on to Sylvania for a retired teachers' convention, and then to Wrens for a birthday party.†   (source)
  • Being a partial transcript of the proceedings of the Twelfth Symposium on Gileadean Studies, held as part of the International Historical Association Convention, held at the University of Denay, Nunavit, on June 25, 2195.†   (source)
  • Fernanda was scandalized that she did not understand the relationship of Catholicism with life but only its relationship with death, as if it were not a religion but a compendium of funeral conventions.†   (source)
  • I ended up grabbing blindly: The final look was business-casual, slacks and short sleeves, like I was going to a convention.†   (source)
  • Of course my actions aren't socially acceptable, but my crime is first and foremost a crime against the conventions of society.†   (source)
  • But like anything else in the Metaverse, this rule is nothing but a protocol, a convention that different computers agree to follow.†   (source)
  • Fenris Wolf's place of imprisonment was supposed to be a closely kept secret among the gods, but that hadn't stopped us from having a small convention there back in January.†   (source)
  • He had been about to conjure for her a private moment of exuberance, a passing impatience with convention, a memory of reading the Orioli edition of Lady Chatterley's Lover, which he had bought under the counter in Soho.†   (source)
  • Simple: In January, the mayor of Moscow had called a convention of the city's architects to discuss the needs of the capital given the rapid growth in its population.†   (source)
  • He reads about the riots that took place during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago and about Dr. Benjamin Spock, the baby doctor, being sentenced to two years in jail for threatening to counsel draft evaders.†   (source)
  • At the closing ceremony of the convention, the mayor—a bald and brutish sort, whom we will have reason to revisit later—thanked the attendees for their artistry, their ingenuity, and their dedication to the Party.†   (source)
  • I felt like a third-tier speaker at a mediocre convention, me in my business-casual blues, addressing a captive audience of jet-lagged people daydreaming about what they'd eat for lunch.†   (source)
  • Unseen, from two stories up, with the benefit of unambiguous sunlight, she had privileged access across the years to adult behavior, to rites and conventions she knew nothing about, as yet.†   (source)
  • It is an open plaza about a mile wide, a park of sorts where avatars can gather for concerts and conventions and festivals.†   (source)
  • The startling thing about her simplifying instinct was that the more she did away with fashion in a search for comfort and the more she passed over conventions as she obeyed spontaneity, the more disturbing her incredible beauty became and the more provocative she became to men.†   (source)
  • He had spent three years drily studying the symptoms, which had seemed no more than literary conventions, and now, in solitude, like some ruffed and plumed courtier come to the edge of the forest to contemplate a discarded token, he was worshiping her traces—not a handkerchief, but fingerprints!†   (source)
  • Still in their pajamas, most of the members of this convention were waving their arms and expressing themselves emphatically—as three adult geese scurried between their legs, honking and beating their wings.†   (source)
  • So now we're all happy, because the convention has been used, observed, noted, anticipated, and fulfilled.†   (source)
  • In a single week, there might be committees, caucuses, colloquiums, congresses, and conventions variously coming together to establish codes, set courses of action, levy complaints, and generally clamor about the world's oldest problems in its newest nomenclature.†   (source)
  • Lawrence's people keep refusing to behave, to submit to convention, to act in a way that conforms to expectations, even expectations of other nonconformists.†   (source)
  • Then, almost wistfully, he noted that even as he was seeing the intractability of social conventions and the human tendency to take itself too seriously, Nina was becoming enthralled by the Assembly's energy and its sense of purpose.†   (source)
  • But even with Miller, the sex is on one level symbolic action claiming for the individual freedom from convention and for the writer freedom from censorship.†   (source)
  • From this little story the condition of paralysis grows into one of Joyce's great themes: Dublin is a city in which the inhabitants are paralyzed by the strictures laid upon them by church, state, and convention.†   (source)
  • WAR OF ASSASSINS: the limited form of warfare permitted under the Great Convention and the Guild Peace.†   (source)
  • Chiming in from the mid-eighteenth century, Jean Jacques Rousseau would inform Messrs. Locke and Hobbes that the forty-six guests—freed at long last from the tyranny of social conventions—would shove the tables aside, gather the fruits of the earth in hand, and share them freely in a state of natural bliss!†   (source)
  • It wasn't long before everyone fled the gymnasium, and the Second Annual Invention Convention had to be called off.†   (source)
  • Later, no doubt, some dashing young Turk who is rumored to have Lenin's ear will make a point of arriving when the business of the evening is nearly done just as Captain Radyanko had when he had the ear of the Tsar—thus exhibiting his indifference to the smaller conventions of etiquette while reinforcing his reputation as a man with so much to attend to and so little time to attend to it.†   (source)
  • Stories and novels have a very large set of conventions: types of characters, plot rhythms, chapter structures, point-of-view limitations.†   (source)
  • He knew the actual no-holds-barred convention that ruled in kanly, but this was the sort of move that could destroy them even as it gave them victory.†   (source)
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