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convention
used in In Cold Blood

2 meanings, 10 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
to convene
Definition
a large conference or meeting
  • At the end of the day, when the three agents convened in Dewey's office, it developed that Duntz and Church had had better luck than Nye-Brother Nye, as the others called him.
    2 — Persons Unknown (11% in)
  • Although the eyes of the nation were not upon them, the demeanor of the event's main participants, from the court recorder to the judge himself, was markedly self-aware on the morning of the court's first convening.
    4 — The Corner (23% in)

There are no more uses of "convention" flagged with this meaning in In Cold Blood.

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2  —8 uses as in:
conventional behavior
Definition
something regarded as normal or typical
  • It was destined to be misunderstood, or taken too literally because your ideas are opposed to conventionalism.
    2 — Persons Unknown (86% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • What could be more conventional than a housewife with three children, who is "dedicated" to her family?
    2 — Persons Unknown (86% in)
  • What could be more unnatural than that she would resent an unconventional person.
    2 — Persons Unknown (86% in)
  • There is considerable hypocrisy in conventionalism.
    2 — Persons Unknown (86% in)
  • Any thinking person is aware of this paradox; but in dealing with conventional people it is advantageous to treat them as though they were not hypocrites.
    2 — Persons Unknown (86% in)
  • It isn't a question of faithfulness to your own concepts; it is a matter of compromise so that you can remain an individual without the constant threat of conventional pressures.
    2 — Persons Unknown (86% in)
  • The house, like the others on the slanting hillside street, was a conventional suburban ranch house, pleasant and common place.
    3 — Answer (24% in)
  • Unlike conventional prisoners, the condemned are not subjected to a work routine; they can do with their time what they like-sleep all day, as Perry frequently did ("I pretend I'm a tiny little baby that can't keep its eyes open"); or, as was Andrews' habit, read all night.
    4 — The Corner (76% in)

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