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convention
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

2 meanings, 8 uses
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1  —6 uses as in:
to convene
Definition
a large conference or meeting
  • But ere the tenth revolving day was run, Inspired by Juno, Thetis' godlike son Convened to council all the Grecian train; For much the goddess mourn'd her heroes slain.
    Book 1 (14% in)
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  • Meanwhile, convened at Priam's palace-gate, The Trojan peers in nightly council sate; A senate void of order, as of choice: Their hearts were fearful, and confused their voice.
    Book 7 (72% in)
  • Aurora now, fair daughter of the dawn, Sprinkled with rosy light the dewy lawn; When Jove convened the senate of the skies, Where high Olympus' cloudy tops arise, The sire of gods his awful silence broke; The heavens attentive trembled as he spoke: "Celestial states! immortal gods! give ear, Hear our decree, and reverence what ye hear; The fix'd decree which not all heaven can move; Thou, fate! fulfil it! and, ye powers, approve!
    Book 8 (4% in)
  • The king of men, on public counsels bent, Convened the princes in his ample tent, Each seized a portion of the kingly feast, But stay'd his hand when thirst and hunger ceased.
    Book 9 (17% in)
  • Even he whose trident sways the watery reign Heard the loud summons, and forsook the main, Assumed his throne amid the bright abodes, And question'd thus the sire of men and gods: "What moves the god who heaven and earth commands, And grasps the thunder in his awful hands, Thus to convene the whole ethereal state?
    Book 20 (6% in)
  • 52 —_Convened to council.
    Footnotes (17% in)

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2  —2 uses as in:
conventional behavior
Definition
something regarded as normal or typical
  • And this difficulty attaches itself more closely to an age in which progress has gained a strong ascendency over prejudice, and in which persons and things are, day by day, finding their real level, in lieu of their conventional value.
    Introduction (1% in)
  • There are, to be sure, certain conventional anecdotes, which prove that Pope consulted various friends, whose classical attainments were sounder than his own, during the undertaking; but it is probable that these examinations were the result rather of the contradictory versions already existing, than of a desire to make a perfect transcript of the original.
    Introduction (95% in)

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