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convention
used in The Poisonwood Bible

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
to convene
Definition
a large conference or meeting
  • They debated about the size of heaven, at the Bible convention.
    Book 1 — Genesis (95% in)
convention = formal gathering
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Once he asked me suddenly as we sat mulling over the pumpkins, "Leah, do you know what they spent the last Bible convention in Atlanta arguing about?"
    Book 1 — Genesis (94% in)
  • convention = formal gathering
  • Inexplicably, he sounded put out with the men who brought their adding machines to the Bible convention, and possibly with the Bible itself.
    Book 1 — Genesis (95% in)
convention = formal gathering
There are no more uses of "convention" flagged with this meaning in The Poisonwood Bible.

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2  —1 use as in:
conventional behavior
Definition
something regarded as normal or typical
  • I gathered through overhearing my parents that Brother Fowles had entered into unconventional alliances with the local people, and too he was a Yankee.
    Book 1 — Genesis (42% in)

There are no more uses of "convention" flagged with this meaning in The Poisonwood Bible.

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