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convention
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
something regarded as normal or typical
  • Here one has conventional worldly notions and habits without instruction and without polish, surely the most prosaic form of human life; proud respectability in a gig of unfashionable build; worldliness without side-dishes.
    4.1 — Book 4 Chapter 1 — A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet (29% in)
  • Chapter IX Charity in Full-Dress The culmination of Maggie's career as an admired member of society in St. Ogg's was certainly the day of the bazaar, when her simple noble beauty, clad in a white muslin of some soft-floating kind, which I suspect must have come from the stores of aunt Pullet's wardrobe, appeared with marked distinction among the more adorned and conventional women around her.
    6.9 — Book 6 Chapter 9 — Charity in Full-Dress (2% in)

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