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conventional

1. Law based upon the agreement or consent of parties
2. Arts represented in a simplified or generalized way; conventionalized
3. Bridge another word for convention
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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 background.
Within doors the appointments were perfect after the conventional type.
This drew me into the conversation, which now took a more conventional tone.
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.

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