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But the Street's conventions were not holding Sidney's thoughts now.

Suddenly the conventions of life fell away from her and left her young.

During the past two months I have been attending a number of Conventions.

But the conventions of life seemed to him small things just then.

We expected a sweeping revision of our habits, our prejudices, our conventions.

He stood above the conventions: his sister had a right to do what she thought right.

The Deemster who slapped the conventions in the face would suffer for it.

The conventions of conduct were all against her, offering a barrier that was not to be overstepped.

Against the conventions of the country, he had struck out on foot.

The academic product is, it must be remembered, a bundle of conventions.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "agreement," from Middle French convention and directly from Latin conventionem (nominative conventio) "meeting, assembly, covenant," noun of action from past participle stem of convenire (see convene).

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