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tradition

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Definition a long-established or previously long-established practice or belief

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one or more practices, beliefs, or stories passed down through generations within a specific culture or group
  • My family's Thanksgiving tradition is to gather together and eat turkey.
tradition = a long-established practice
  • I want to have a traditional wedding ceremony compete with bridesmaids and a white dress.
  • traditional = relating to practice that is long-established
  • I stopped wearing my traditional watch once I had an Apple watch.
  • traditional = relating to a type that is long-established
  • It has been the Christian tradition to practice communion for thousands of years.
  • tradition = a practice passed down through generations within a specific culture or group
  • The Jewish tradition is not to work on Saturday.
  • tradition = a practice passed down through generations within a specific culture or group
  • My parents converted their traditional Investment Retirement Account to a Roth Investment Retirement Account to minimize future taxes.
  • traditional = relating to practice that was previously long-established
  • Hiking up the mountain became a father-son tradition; they climbed Old Rag almost every year thereafter.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • tradition = established as something done regularly
  • It is a family tradition.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • tradition = long-established practice
  • Nevertheless, the northern European tradition of work, play, and food right through the day, made it possible for them to adjust themselves wholly to this new rhythm.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • tradition = long-established practice
  • The tradition — the unspoken tradition: somehow you knew it, though you never heard it said-was that they shot you from behind; always in the back of the head, without warning, as you walked down a corridor from cell to cell.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • tradition = long-established practice
  • Simon would have regarded with impotent fury the disturbance between the North and the South, as it left his descendants stripped of everything but their land, yet the tradition of living on the land remained unbroken until well into the twentieth century, when my father, Atticus Finch, went to Montgomery to read law, and his younger brother went to Boston to study medicine.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • tradition = long-established practice
  • The night before, we had the traditional Friday evening meal.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • traditional = long-established (having been done for a long time)
  • Mr. Summers spoke frequently to the villagers about making a new box, but no one liked to upset even as much tradition as was represented by the black box.
    Shirley Jackson  --  The Lottery
  • tradition = long-established practice
  • Many animals had been born to whom the Rebellion was only a dim tradition, passed on by word of mouth, and others had been bought who had never heard mention of such a thing before their arrival.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • tradition = stories passed down through generations
  • "He was a retired air force colonel," Walt remembers, "an old guy, traditional, pretty rigid."
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • traditional = inclined to think and behave in ways that are long-established
  • We have in America "The Big Two-Hearted River" tradition: taking your wounds to the wilderness for a cure, a conversion, a rest, or whatever.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • tradition = long-established practice
  • The tradition — the unspoken tradition: somehow you knew it, though you never heard it said-was that they shot you from behind; always in the back of the head, without warning, as you walked down a corridor from cell to cell.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • tradition = long-established practice
  • The Carraways are something of a clan, and we have a tradition that we're descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch, but the actual founder of my line was my grandfather's brother, who came here in fifty-one, sent a substitute to the Civil War, and started the wholesale hardware business that my father carries on today.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • tradition = belief passed down through the generations
  • SS all round us, machine guns trained: the traditional ceremony.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Instead of living in concert with the land, instead of relying on the country for sustenance as the natives did, he attempted to insulate himself from the northern environment with ill-suited military tools and traditions.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
traditions = long-established practices

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