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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONVENTIONAL

She smiled rather painfully, with an obvious effort to be conventional.

"But you know language is conventional, especially in gallantry," said Russell.

Verily there are strange contradictions in our conventional morality.

The soul has its conventional pose when the eyes of the street are upon it.

He liked their rounded sentences, and caught their conventional phrases.

Father Sergius knew this common, cold, conventional, and most irreligious type.

Godwin's conduct was all that the most conventional morality could have required of him.

Language is conventional and also natural, and the true conventional-natural is the rational.

Is Plato an upholder of the conventional theory of language, which he acknowledges to be imperfect?

In the vestry he approached the bride and muttered the conventional wishes.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "of the nature of an agreement," from Late Latin conventionalis "pertaining to convention or agreement," from Latin conventionem (see convention). Meaning "of the nature of a convention" is from 1812, now rare; "established by social convention" is from 1761; that of "following tradition" is from 1831; that of "non-nuclear" is from 1955. Realted: Conventionality; conventionally.

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