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tradition
used in Atlas Shrugged

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

and/or:

one or more practices, beliefs, or stories passed down through generations within a specific culture or group
  • It was a tradition of the family that the man to disgrace them would be the heir who died, leaving the d'Anconia fortune no greater than he had received it.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (12% in)
  • They talked about tradition, the president had always been the eldest son of the Taggart family; they elected James Taggart in the same manner as they refused to walk under a ladder, to propitiate the same kind of fear.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (39% in)
  • It was a tradition of your family that a d'Anconia always left a fortune greater than the one he received.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (96% in)
  • Wesley Mouch came from a family that had known neither poverty nor wealth nor distinction for many generations; it had clung, however, to a tradition of its own: that of being college-bred and, therefore, of despising men who were in business.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (15% in)
  • He remained standing behind his desk, in a manner suggesting the civilized tradition of a business office.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (76% in)
  • For a man who has more centuries of tradition behind him than I have, it's odd that Francisco should be the first to break our own tradition.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (5% in)
  • For a man who has more centuries of tradition behind him than I have, it's odd that Francisco should be the first to break our own tradition.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (6% in)
  • A stage set of pasteboard walls had been erected in a corner of the vast, dim space, representing a stiffly traditional suggestion of a cross between a stately drawing room and a modest study.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (8% in)

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