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convention
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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conventional behavior
Definition
something regarded as normal or typical
  • Congregationalists didn't even have the conventional morning service on the last Sunday before Christmas—they had Vespers instead.
    p. 212.6
  • My selections from the Order for the Burial of the Dead are entirely conventional and can be found, in the order that I shall have them read—not sung—in The Book of Common Prayer.
    p. 4.0
  • He had studied enough history at Harvard to be qualified to teach the conventional courses in that field at Gravesend.
    p. 49.7
  • After years of using conventionally adorable children who muffed their lines, Dan had begged Owen to be Tiny Tim, but Owen said that everyone would laugh at him—if not on sight, at least when he first spoke—and besides: Mrs. Walker was playing Tiny Tim's mother.
    p. 152.1
  • Barb Wiggin asked, without the conventional friendliness of the stewardess.
    p. 164.2
  • The very object of worship was absent from the conventional assembly.
    p. 187.6
  • In his early thirties, Arthur Dowling had developed the habit of puttering to a level of frenzy quite beyond the capacities of the retired, who are conventionally supposed to be the putterers.
    p. 244.8
  • Their campaign was relentless, but minor; she tried out for parts conventionally bestowed upon men; he went after the lesser women's roles—preferably nonspeaking.
    p. 245.2
  • There was no way to really know what we should do if one didn't go over there and see it, Owen said, but he believed that trying to win a conventional war against North Vietnam was stupid.
    p. 509.4

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  • Hester had her nose broken while rioting at the site of the Democratic Party's national convention.
    p. 461.2

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