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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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality."
At first, I associated the feeling of comfort with familiarity, and while that is not completely wrong, as I was chomping down a slice of pizza hurriedly for lunch the other day, a thought occurred to me: While as humans we are predisposed to gravitating towards our comfort zone and what we are used to, that sense of conventionality is often subjective and specific to our own lives.
Stripped of conventionality, adorned with the rule-breaking suit, the actress embraces what it means to be a woman in present time Pakistan.
Summary: Egypt wants to be modern, but they can't escape conventionality
Most importantly conventionality claims there is no single solution to the obesity problem.
The drawings on the penultimate spread look rather like children's early attempts at art so there is hint that the exuberance of youth and the freedom to be oneself might be preferable to conventionality and the constrictions of adult responsibility.
The Doctrine of Conventionality Control: Between Uniformity and Legal Pluralism in the Inter-American Human Rights System
Patrick Savage's "The Conventionality of Russia's Unconventional Warfare" underscores the evolving use of Moscow's style of unconventional warfare.
Conventionality as well as non-conformity to cubism coexists within his artworks.
While insisting that the vitality of Italian designs could contribute to the country's growth, the minister said though design incorporates traditions, often it breaks away from conventionality. "This is being done to innovate and effect changes," he said while adding that it is difficult without taking risks.
This decision also appears to have cost The Khan amongst Pakistan's rural voters whose conventionality shuns breakages of families, and where patriarchy denies agency to women, especially those who decide to divorce a husband and move on according to their choice.
Women hadn't begun to shed their Donna Reed aprons and deconstruct the Feminine Mystique, except for one notoriously nonconformist "Lee," who, for all her assimilationist fervor, was nonplussed by the sheer conventionality of the place.