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a long-established or previously long-established practice or belief


one or more practices, beliefs, or stories passed down through generations within a specific culture or group
  • The whole family kissed each other goodnight and good morning, a constant tradition in the house —no matter what chaos my father was causing at the time.
    p. 56.1
  • Only Robert Knox, held captive by a Kandyan king for twenty years, wrote of the island well, learning its traditions.
    p. 82.8
  • Don't talk to me about Matisse ....
    the European style of 1900, the tradition of the studio
    where the nude woman reclines forever
    on a sheet of blood
     Talk to me instead of the culture generally—
    how the murderers were sustained
    by the beauty robbed of savages: to our remote
    villages the painters came, and our white-washed
    mud-huts were splattered with gunfire.
    The slow moving of her cotton
    in the heat.
    Hard shell of foot.
    She chops the yellow coconut
    p. 85.9
  • Resthouses are an old tradition in Ceylon.
    p. 150.8
  • It is important to understand the tradition of the Visitors' Book.
    p. 151.2

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