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convention

nonlegal rules of conduct with respect to other persons generally. In a professional sense means rules of conduct in relation to clients.
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Something of conventional medievalism still clings to Chaucer in externals, as we shall see, but in alertness, independence of thought, and a certain directness of utterance, he speaks for universal humanity.
Lowell has named in a suggestive summary the chief quality of each of the great English poets, with Chaucer standing first in order: 'Actual life is represented by Chaucer; imaginative life by Spenser; ideal life by Shakspere; interior life by Milton; conventional life by Pope.
I leave on one side for the present the question whether pure sensation is to be regarded as a form of consciousness: what I am speaking of now is perception, where, according to conventional psychology, we go beyond the sensation to the "thing" which it represents.
I am speaking within the circle of conventional doctrines, not expressing my own beliefs.
But perhaps it is always so, that men form their conceptions from fictitious, conventional types, and then--all the combinaisons made--they are tired of the fictitious figures and begin to invent more natural, true figures.
In return, his photographs, one conventional and one in the stripped fighting costume of the ring, ornamented her looking glass.
If the conventional Cherub could ever grow up and be clothed, he might be photographed as a portrait of Wilfer.
Here one has conventional worldly notions and habits without instruction and without polish, surely the most prosaic form of human life; proud respectability in a gig of unfashionable build; worldliness without side-dishes.
ESP Elite Security Launches New Conventional Fore Alarm Kit II-19
The remainder of the amount he would attempt to finance through the use of a conventional mortgage.
There are 120 certified Natural Golf instructors but 40,000 who teach conventional swings.
The researchers employed a longitudinal design in which 23 children aged 3 to 11 years accustomed to eating a conventional diet switched to organic foods and back again during a 15-day study period.

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