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convention
used in Atonement

7 uses
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conventional behavior
Definition
something regarded as normal or typical
  • His opener was conventionally dull.
    Part 1 (24% in)
  • He typed the date and salutation and plunged straight into a conventional apology for his "clumsy and inconsiderate behavior."
    Part 1 (44% in)
  • If this sham was conventional hypocrisy, she had to concede that it had its uses.
    Part 1 (78% in)

There are no more uses of "convention" flagged with this meaning in Atonement.

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  • Even she, who knew nothing of military strategy or journalistic convention, understood a euphemism for retreat.
    Part 3 (16% in)
  • Unseen, from two stories up, with the benefit of unambiguous sunlight, she had privileged access across the years to adult behavior, to rites and conventions she knew nothing about, as yet.
    Part 1 (20% in)
  • He had spent three years drily studying the symptoms, which had seemed no more than literary conventions, and now, in solitude, like some ruffed and plumed courtier come to the edge of the forest to contemplate a discarded token, he was worshiping her traces—not a handkerchief, but fingerprints!
    Part 1 (44% in)
  • He had been about to conjure for her a private moment of exuberance, a passing impatience with convention, a memory of reading the Orioli edition of Lady Chatterley's Lover, which he had bought under the counter in Soho.
    Part 1 (70% in)

There are no more uses of "convention" in Atonement.

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