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.
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.
Henry Sweet, then a young man, lacked their sweetness of character: he was about as conciliatory to conventional
mortals as Ibsen or Samuel Butler.
But the Norwegian deals with simple and primitive circumstances for the most part, and always with a small world; and the Russian has to do with human nature inside of its conventional
shells, and his scene is often as large as Europe.
a little conventional
; the kind of goodness that men themselves discount rather largely in their estimates of each other.
Troy made a polite reply, and added a few strictly conventional
remarks on the beauty of the neighborhood.
Their beauty shone out too boldly against a conventional
Within doors the appointments were perfect after the conventional
This drew me into the conversation, which now took a more conventional
figures spring to my pen, but every one of them is true; he was flowers in spring, he was sunshine after rain, he was rain following long months of drought.
Poor Janet blushed, Anne said something polite and conventional
, and then everybody sat down and made talk.
She spoke a few conventional
words of farewell and departed.