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 Meanings and Examples of CONVENTION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  social or moral custom; formal meeting of members, representatives, or delegates; agreement between states
Classic Sentence: (171 in 12 pages)
1  The change had been so gradual, the flouting of one small convention seeming to have no connection with the flouting of another, and none of them any connection with Rhett.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
2  Every year Kennicott had talked of attending the American Medical Association convention, "and then afterwards we could do the East up brown."
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
3  Toward the end of July he proposed, "Say, the Beavers are holding a convention in Joralemon, street fair and everything."
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
4  If they did so, and their advice was followed persistently the convention would not need to petition the Legislature to repeal the law or raise money to file a suit.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In VII
5  reunion, or a hotel-keepers' convention, or an Afro-American business-men's banquet, or a Bible society picnic, Tommy Hinds would manage to get himself invited to explain the relations of Socialism to the subject in hand.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 30
6  The ghost of convention rose to the surface, as a blush or a tear rises to the surface at the pressure of emotion; so the car touched his training.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 3
7  He was only caught in the general, popular recoil of the young against convention and against any sort of real authority.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
8  Women who had wildly adored him, and for his sake had braved all social censure and set convention at defiance, were seen to grow pallid with shame or horror if Dorian Gray entered the room.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11
9  If, however, the Emperor of Russia ratifies that convention, I will ratify it; but it is only a trick.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIV
10  Lily had such an air of always getting what she wanted that she was used to being appealed to as an intermediary, and, relieved of her vague apprehension, she took refuge in the conventional formula.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
11  During the interlude of music which succeeded the TABLEAUX, the actors had seated themselves here and there in the audience, diversifying its conventional appearance by the varied picturesqueness of their dress.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
12  It was not that she had, in the conventional sense, any doubt of Mrs. Hatch's irreproachableness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
13  Nine o'clock was an early hour for a visit, but Selden had passed beyond all such conventional observances.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
14  Think how much better you can criticize conventional customs if you yourself live up to them, scrupulously.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
15  Their beauty shone out too boldly against a conventional background.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IX
Example Sentence: (54 in 4 pages)
16  He addressed the annual Republican convention.
17  He had the freedom of spirit to cut through convention.
18  Moreover, following this convention is our friend's normal behavior when in such a mood.
19  By convention, many web site names start with triple W, that means world wide web.
20  The Democrats were still in giddy spirits during the convention and didn't take rivals seriously.
21  I lived just across the freeway from the convention center.
22  She was chosen to moderate the convention.
23  It can be delivered at a party convention, as part of a stump speech, from an aircraft carrier or during a deposition.
24  According to conventional wisdom, voters usually make their choice on the basis of domestic issues.
25  Meanwhile, In Russia, hardliners contend that their nation should rely more on nuclear weapons to offset NATO's superiority in conventional military forces and to cope with the U.S. missile defense program, now creeping toward Russia's borders.
26  It is an excellent film that avoids the tedium of the conventional documentary.
27  The purchase price of a plug-in hybrid is expected to be considerably higher than for a conventional diesel car since the batteries are still expensive.
28  And will you consent to dispense with a great many conventional forms and phrases, without thinking that the omission arises from insolence?
29  The invention differs from many conventional fire proof thatch roof.
30  Her conventional suit was one calculated to appeal to the conservative judges.