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Conventionality

Archer, Newland
too bound by conventional mores to seek happiness with his wife’s cousin. [Am. Lit.: The Age of Innocence]
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The above discrepancy between an idealized concept of a conventional sense and its usage-driven profile points to a crucial question concerning the definition and function of conventionality in the process of meaning construction.
18] Isis's desire to belong, to find a home in the conventionality of the term "woman," haunts this season as her image haunts the contestants' image in the photo from cycle ten.
But recovered in the dress of Amis's prose, this harlot of a novel becomes once again a meaning machine that will engage the critics with epicycles of narrative gymnastics as well as coaxing much mirth from curmudgeons who, like Amis, enjoy laughing at conventionality.
But for all its conventionality, it looks undeniably great with fabulous shots of the Kenyan landscape and while Ninidze's a somewhat bland Walter, Kohler is extremely impressive as the spoilt and initially intolerant wife who transforms into a tough survivor who can embrace difference.
Overall, there is a divergence between the revisionist promise made in the preface and the conventionality of the conclusions, a divergence which turns the title itself to an anachronism.
STUFF conventionality Peaches' duet with rock legend Iggy Pop is unique.
A certain conventionality courses through much of Janken's Rayford W.
Vauxhall deliberately and courageously avoided conventionality of an estate or saloon and instead opted for a kind of hybrid of the two.
How long will it be before the new CounterEstablishment sinks into the sludge of conventionality into which the Brookings Institution disappeared long ago?
On the contrary, the bad faith lies in the easy conventionality with which the antiaesthetic view aligns itself with the critical and the subversive.
A further motif is that of the circus - perhaps a symbol of escape, a rogue subculture, always on the move, here today and gone tomorrow, a contrivance, an existence with illicit overtones challenging conventionality.
In a way, ``Man on the Moon'' seems unconventional by its very conventionality.