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tradition
used in War and Peace

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

and/or:

one or more practices, beliefs, or stories passed down through generations within a specific culture or group
  • You may not have seen, but I have seen, how good men brought up in those traditions of unlimited power, in time when they grow more irritable, become cruel and harsh, are conscious of it, but cannot restrain themselves and grow more and more miserable.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (56% in)
  • Hence we have a secondary aim, that of preparing our members as much as possible to reform their hearts, to purify and enlighten their minds, by means handed on to us by tradition from those who have striven to attain this mystery, and thereby to render them capable of receiving it.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (15% in)
  • Had Speranski sprung from the same class as himself and possessed the same breeding and traditions, Bolkonski would soon have discovered his weak, human, unheroic sides; but as it was, Speranski's strange and logical turn of mind inspired him with respect all the more because he did not quite understand him.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (19% in)
  • The most precious ones, with which some family tradition was connected, were being taken with them.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (40% in)
  • Then let us imagine that the combatant who so sensibly employed the best and simplest means to attain his end was at the same time influenced by traditions of chivalry and, desiring to conceal the facts of the case, insisted that he had gained his victory with the rapier according to all the rules of art.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (4% in)
  • After the burning of Smolensk a war began which did not follow any previous traditions of war.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (4% in)
  • ...able to make their warlike movement to Moscow it was necessary: (1) that they should form themselves into a military group of a size able to endure a collision with the warlike military group of the east, (2) that they should abandon all established traditions and customs, and (3) that during their military movement they should have at their head a man who could justify to himself and to them the deceptions, robberies, and murders which would have to be committed during that movement.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (40% in)
  • And beginning with the French Revolution the old inadequately large group was destroyed, as well as the old habits and traditions, and step by step a group was formed of larger dimensions with new customs and traditions, and a man was produced who would stand at the head of the coming movement and bear the responsibility for all that had to be done.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (40% in)
  • And beginning with the French Revolution the old inadequately large group was destroyed, as well as the old habits and traditions, and step by step a group was formed of larger dimensions with new customs and traditions, and a man was produced who would stand at the head of the coming movement and bear the responsibility for all that had to be done.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (40% in)
  • A man without convictions, without habits, without traditions, without a name, and not even a Frenchman, emerges—by what seem the strangest chances—from among all the seething French parties, and without joining any one of them is borne forward to a prominent position.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (40% in)
  • These are the instinctive, plain, and most legitimate questions humanity asks itself when it encounters the monuments and tradition of that period.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (74% in)

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