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convention
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

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conventional behavior
Definition
something regarded as normal or typical
  • He resembles the old Conventionalist of '93, who said to Napoleon, in 1814, 'You bend because your empire is a young stem, weakened by rapid growth.
    Chapters 73-74 (79% in)
  • The actors made their entries and exits unobserved or unthought of; at certain conventional moments, the spectators would suddenly cease their conversation, or rouse themselves from their musings, to listen to some brilliant effort of Moriani's, a well-executed recitative by Coselli, or to join in loud applause at the wonderful powers of La Specchia; but that momentary excitement over, they quickly relapsed into their former state of preoccupation or interesting conversation.
    Chapters 33-34 (71% in)
  • The second was the man's conventional abode, or rather sleeping-place; it contained a few poor articles of household furniture—a bed, a table, two chairs, a stone pitcher—and some dry herbs, hung up to the ceiling, which the count recognized as sweet pease, and of which the good man was preserving the seeds; he had labelled them with as much care as if he had been master botanist in the Jardin des Plantes.
    Chapters 61-62 (23% in)
  • "My child," exclaimed the old lady sharply, "let us hear none of the conventional objections that deter weak minds from preparing for the future.
    Chapters 71-72 (72% in)

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  • Monte Cristo bowed without making any answer; he accepted the offer without enthusiasm and without regret, as one of those conventions of society which every gentleman looks upon as a duty.
    Chapters 41-42 (17% in)

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