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convention
used in Atlas Shrugged

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conventional behavior
Definition
something regarded as normal or typical
  • It's a blind alley, Miss Taggart, Do not attempt to waste your money and effort on other, more conventional methods of inquiry: do not hire detectives.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (89% in)
  • It was not the conventional gesture meant as celebration, it was the gesture of a rebellious anger, the vicious gesture which is movement substituted for a scream of pain.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (93% in)
  • The unconventional speech, which some of you might have heard on the radio last night, was a thought-provoking contribution to our pool of ideas on world problems.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (15% in)

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  • I don't like that resolution passed by the convention of the grade school teachers of New Mexico," said Taggart.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (21% in)
  • He spoke, in passionate sincerity, discarding convention, discarding concern for whether it was proper to let her hear the confession of his pain, seeing nothing but the face of a woman who was able to understand: "Miss Taggart, do you know the hallmark of the second-rater?
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (49% in)

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