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I was brought up in the freer, less conventional atmosphere of South Australia, and this English life, with its proprieties and its primness, is not congenial to me.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Dolly looked coldly at Anna; she was waiting now for phrases of conventional sympathy, but Anna said nothing of the sort.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Like all men who have grown up in society, Prince Andrew liked meeting someone there not of the conventional society stamp.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
People she had thought deeply religious, and had tried to conciliate on that tack with disastrous results, suddenly took an interest in her, and revealed a hostility to conventional religion which she had never conceived possible except among the most desperate characters.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw Context
I never discovered from whom Joe derived the conventional temperature of the four thousand pounds; but it appeared to make the sum of money more to him, and he had a manifest relish in insisting on its being cool.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
She fancied he was the kind of man whose sentimental associations would be stirred by the conventional imagery of a wedding, and she pictured herself, in the seclusion of the Van Osburgh conservatories, playing skillfully upon sensibilities thus prepared for her touch.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Her imagination indeed overstepped the limits of what is reckoned permissible by conventional morality; but even then her blood flowed as quietly as ever in her fascinatingly graceful, tranquil body.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
Think how much better you can criticize conventional customs if you yourself live up to them, scrupulously.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
I had a sickly dread, too, of being ridiculous, and so had a slavish passion for the conventional in everything external.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky Context
And the same might be said of the conventional figure of Father Christmas, with his gigantic club, an older man, who accompanied the band as general protector in long night journeys from parish to parish, and was bearer of the purse.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
He possessed a good figure, a pleasing face, not overburdened with depth of thought or feeling; and his dress was that of the conventional man of fashion.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin Context