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convention
used in Arrowsmith

2 meanings, 17 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
to convene
Definition
a large conference or meeting
  • They came out at a medical convention in Philadelphia
    Chapter 2 (97% in)
convention = large conference or meeting
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2  —7 uses as in:
conventional behavior
Definition
something regarded as normal or typical
  • I do so hate these conventional phrases that everybody uses, don't you?
    Chapter 19 (50% in)
conventional = something regarded as typical
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She spoke with scorn of the other inhabitants of the apartment-house, who were "so prosaic, so conventional, that they never came up to this darling hideyplace."
    Chapter 5 (65% in)
  • And as natural, as conventional, as youthfully gauche, as eternally beautiful and authentic as those ancient sounds was the talk of Martin and Leora in that passionate half-hour when each found in the other a part of his own self, always vaguely missed, discovered now with astonished joy.
    Chapter 6 (26% in)
  • During Martin's minute original research, Gottlieb rejoiced in his willingness to abandon conventional—and convenient—theories of immunology and in the exasperated carefulness with which he checked results.
    Chapter 12 (41% in)
  • He who ridiculed conventional honor had the honor, as he had the pride, of a savage old squire.
    Chapter 13 (68% in)
  • Mrs. Pickerbaugh sighed: "I suppose it would be dreadfully conventional to call them My Jewels—I do so hate these conventional phrases that everybody uses, don't you?
    Chapter 19 (50% in)
  • Suddenly she babbled, "I know there's lots of conventional people that would say we'd done wrong, and perhaps I'd have thought so, one time, but— Oh, I'm terribly glad I'm liberal!
    Chapter 21 (85% in)

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?  —9 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • With all his Weeks, Pickerbaugh had time to preside over the Program Committee of the State Convention of Health Officers and Agencies.
    Chapter 21 (15% in)
  • He returned from the state convention of the Modern Woodmen of America with notions.
    Chapter 16 (16% in)
  • Several towns had sent boosting delegations to the convention, and the village of Groningen had turned out a motor procession of five cars, each with an enormous pennant, "Groningen for White Men and Black Dirt."
    Chapter 16 (17% in)
  • That was when I was in Zenith to address the national convention of Congregational Sunday-schools, I happen to be a Congregationalist myself, on 'The Morality of A1 Health.'
    Chapter 19 (23% in)
  • And in a great convention at Waterloo he had helped organize the first regiment in Iowa of the Anti-rum Minute Men.
    Chapter 19 (33% in)
  • What do I care how much Pickerbaugh gases before conventions of Sunday School superintendents and other morons, as long as he lets me do my work in the lab and dairy inspection?
    Chapter 19 (36% in)
  • It chanced that the Fraternal Order of Eagles were holding a state convention at Burlington that week, and Pickerbaugh telegraphed to them: Just mention fly-prevention At the good old Eagles' convention.
    Chapter 21 (12% in)
  • It chanced that the Fraternal Order of Eagles were holding a state convention at Burlington that week, and Pickerbaugh telegraphed to them: Just mention fly-prevention At the good old Eagles' convention.
    Chapter 21 (12% in)
  • Dr. Feesons of Clinton wrote to Pickerbaugh: I figure it was largely due to your snappy come-on letter that we pulled such an attendance and with all modesty I think we may say it was the best health convention ever held in the world.
    Chapter 21 (19% in)

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