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We are not obliged to conform to any particular set of rules.

If you do not conform to society, what has society done for me?

Why can they not conform to the Church, and be plagued to them?

I will show them the Holy law to which they must conform, even that which they have broken.

If you conform to custom, you would not say so much of a husband.

He should learn what the South Americans want and conform his product to their wants.

The bottom plank is shaped with a knife to conform to the lines of the boat.

Sculpture and painting equally with music must conform to the law of simplicity.

When we give in or conform to this seduction we generate Sin.

He is dying to conform to anything that he supposes to be the discipline of his class.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., confourmen, from Old French conformer "conform (to), agree (to), make or be similar, be agreeable" (13c.), from Latin conformare "to fashion, to form, to shape; educate; modify," from com- "together" (see com-) + formare "to form" (see form (v.)).

Sense of "to comply with the usages of the Church of England" is from 1610s; hence conformist (1630s), opposed to non-conformist or dissenter. Related: Conformance; conformed; conforming.

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