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“The social convention of not talking to a stranger was fairly rigid at the time,” Weber told me.

It overwhelms the old constraints and demolishes social convention.

Science fiction and fantasy are again on the cutting edge of social convention.

The power behind the tipping custom is Social Convention and the fear of violating it.

Thus by nature, and not merely by social convention, there are those who are slaves—that is, means for the ends of others.

What, after all, apart from artificial social convention, is the foundation of the right of property?

A theatre audience is therefore less serious than a church congregation or a political or social convention.

It was in September, and about twenty guests, mostly ladies and "summer girls," were assembled in a quiet social convention.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to social convention, such as: anathema, inhibition, no-no, prohibition, stricture, and superstition.

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