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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRADITIONS

Traditions and instructions helped me in that they built the ship in which I was to put to sea.

But why should I, a Huron of the woods, tell a wise people their own traditions?

He was rather pleased with my way of reciting, and he taught me a few of the traditions.

Mrs. Osbourne had all the traditions of her class and generation.

A Louis who continued the traditions of his ancestors, but—.

From Chambers's Traditions of Edinburgh we learn that the price in 1701 was half-a-crown a peck.

There were two traditions, and his biographers chose between them as we do.

Traditions these which I mean not either to confirm with arguments of my own or to refute.

There were no habits, no traditions, nothing to hold on to in times of crisis or distress.

Every stone in this part of the city has its associations, its traditions, its history.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French tradicion (late 13c.), from Latin traditionem (nominative traditio) "delivery, surrender, a handing down," from traditus, past participle of tradere "deliver, hand over," from trans- "over" (see trans-) + dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). The word is a doublet of treason (q.v.). The notion in the modern sense of the word is of things "handed down" from generation to generation.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.