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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NORM

Every one is a judge of everything, for he holds fast to the norm.

The mores contain the norm by which, if we should discuss the mores, we should have to judge the mores.

Then they seem true and right, and arise into mores as the norm of welfare.

So also frênai has given Freeney, chênai, Chaney, and the Norm.

The meaning of a rule, of a norm which the man sets up for himself.

I had to get myself up to the norm of physique, and I did so.

Norm can take that and show it to him as a sign that you've changed your mind.

"No, I ain't goin' to get out again, Norm," he said querulously.

"Well, you'll have time to do that while Norm's gone," commented Job.

Norm noticed it, but of course he would not have said so for the world.

WORD ORIGIN

"standard, pattern, model," 1821, from French norme, from Latin norma "carpenter's square, rule, pattern," of unknown origin. Klein suggests a borrowing (via Etruscan) of Greek gnomon "carpenter's square." The Latin form of the word, norma, was used in English in the sense of "carpenter's square" from 1670s.

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