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


one or more practices, beliefs, or stories passed down through generations within a specific culture or group
  • Such is our comfortable tradition and sure faith.
    Chapter 1 (5% in)
  • He was, in fact, a museum specimen of what a small town, a well-disciplined public school, a tradition of hearty humor, and a pious mother could produce from the material of a courageous and ingenious mind.
    Chapter 9 (46% in)
  • We have to be so correct about sex morals, and inconspicuous clothes, and doing our commercial trickery only in the traditional ways, that none of us can live up to it, and we become horribly hypocritical.
    Chapter 13 (59% in)
  • In reading popular stories and seeing plays, asserted Carol, she had found only two traditions of the American small town.
    Chapter 22 (20% in)
  • The first tradition, repeated in scores of magazines every month, is that the American village remains the one sure abode of friendship, honesty, and clean sweet marriageable girls.
    Chapter 22 (20% in)
  • The other tradition is that the significant features of all villages are whiskers, iron dogs upon lawns, gold bricks, checkers, jars of gilded cat-tails, and shrewd comic old men who are known as "hicks" and who ejaculate "Waal I swan."
    Chapter 22 (22% in)
  • This altogether admirable tradition rules the vaudeville stage, facetious illustrators, and syndicated newspaper humor, but out of actual life it passed forty years ago.
    Chapter 22 (23% in)
  • flee to the cities with agility and, despite the fictional tradition, resolutely stay there, seldom returning even for holidays.
    Chapter 22 (26% in)
  • If all the provincials were as kindly as Champ Perry and Sam Clark there would be no reason for desiring the town to seek great traditions.
    Chapter 22 (50% in)
  • And not one man in town to carry out their pioneer tradition of superb and contemptuous cursing, not one to verify the myth that their "rough chivalry" and "rugged virtues" were more generous than the petty scandal-picking of older lands, not one dramatic frontiersman to thunder, with fantastic and fictional oaths, "What are you hinting at?
    Chapter 32 (41% in)
  • This is how people keep up the tradition of the perfect home-town, the happy boyhood, the brilliant college friends.
    Chapter 38 (97% in)

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