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used in The Adventures of Augie March

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rules; or the way something is typically done
The exact meaning of porous can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "diplomatic protocol" — standard procedures followed by diplomats
  • "The Kyoto protocol to reduce greenhouse gases" — a formal written agreement between countries
  • "computer communications protocol" — technical specifications that describe rules that enable computers to communicate
  • "research protocol" — rules or procedures followed during a research project such as a medical trial
  • "concussion protocol" — rules or procedures followed after an athlete has a concussion
  • "business protocol" — standard etiquette or conventions practiced in business
  • For the place was a salon, with Frenchy torches held by human-arm brackets out from the walls, furled drapes, and Chinese furniture—such corners as are softened, sheltered from the outside air, even from the air of the Rue de Rivoli, by oriental rugs that swallow sounds in their nap, and hangings that make whispers and protocol unavoidable.
    Chapter 8 (9% in)
  • her silk, penthouse parlor, something of a footman, something of a nephew, passing around candy dishes, opening ginger ale in the pantry, with my cigarette holder in my mouth, knowing, obliging, with hints of dalliance behind me, Sta-comb shining on my hair, flower blooming out of my lapel, smelling of heather lotion, snitching tips on what was what in behavior and protocol; till I found that much of this last was off the cuff and that many looked to you to know what tone to take.
    Chapter 8 (28% in)
  • The way we set out and all that we did or saw, what we ate, under what trees we took off our clothes and what protocol there was about kissing, from the face to the legs and back again up to the breasts, what we agreed and disagreed about, or what animals or people came our way I can always recall when I want to.
    Chapter 15 (2% in)

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