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convention
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

12 uses
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conventional behavior
Definition
something regarded as normal or typical
  • Most of the misery had been generated by her conventional aspect, and not by her innate sensations.
    2 — Maiden No More (66% in)
  • But this encompassment of her own characterization, based on shreds of convention, peopled by phantoms and voices antipathetic to her, was a sorry and mistaken creation of Tess's fancy—a cloud of moral hobgoblins by which she was terrified without reason.
    2 — Maiden No More (42% in)
  • The conventional farm-folk of his imagination— personified in the newspaper-press by the pitiable dummy known as Hodge—were obliterated after a few days' residence.
    3 — The Rally (34% in)
  • Of course he spoke with a conventional sense of duty only, for that sort of wondering had not been unknown to himself in bygone days.
    3 — The Rally (51% in)
  • Her unsophisticated open-air existence required no varnish of conventionality to make it palatable to him.
    4 — The Consequence (17% in)
  • Angel cast a final glance round, and then going to the foot of the stairs, called in a conventional voice— "Breakfast is ready!"
    5 — The Woman Pays (12% in)
  • With all his attempted independence of judgement this advanced and well-meaning young man, a sample product of the last five-and-twenty years, was yet the slave to custom and conventionality when surprised back into his early teachings.
    5 — The Woman Pays (50% in)
  • Why not be revenged on society by shaping his future domesticities loosely, instead of kissing the pedagogic rod of convention in this ensnaring manner?
    5 — The Woman Pays (55% in)
  • Then she grieved for the beloved man whose conventional standard of judgement had caused her all these latter sorrows; and she went her way without knowing that the greatest misfortune of her life was this feminine loss of courage at the last and critical moment through her estimating her father-in-law by his sons.
    5 — The Woman Pays (97% in)
  • The whole blame was mine—the whole unconventional business of our time at Trantridge.
    6 — The Convert (17% in)

There are no more uses of "convention" flagged with this meaning in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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  • Tess could eventually join him there, and perhaps in that country of contrasting scenes and notions and habits the conventions would not be so operative which made life with her seem impracticable to him here.
    5 — The Woman Pays (44% in)
  • Distinction does not consist in the facile use of a contemptible set of conventions, but in being numbered among those who are true, and honest, and just, and pure, and lovely, and of good report—as you are, my Tess.
    4 — The Consequence (59% in)

There are no more uses of "convention" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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