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Sample sentences for the GRE study word convention

convention can be used as a noun

1."Uncle Mose am a delicate," he explained, "to de grand Baptis' convention in dis city. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
2.this convention or diocesan synod it was discussed whether th. - from Doctrina Christiana by Anonymous
3.When looking for the Osseous attend a convention of expert accountants, bankers, lumbermen, hardware merchants or pioneers. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
4.To make a long story short, sir, I have arranged, subject to your approval, that the entire convention shall be presented to his grace to-morrow afternoon.. - from My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
5.Women who had wildly adored him, and for his sake had braved all social censure and set convention at defiance, were seen to grow pallid with shame or horror if Dorian Gray entered the room. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
6.I ventured to inquire the explanation, and was informed that these gentlemen, forming a party of eighty-seven, are a convention from a town of the name if Birdsburg, in the State of Missouri. - from My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
7.The artist has to discover a convention for himself, one that fits his particular individuality. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
8.But naturalism is just as much a convention as any of the other isms that art has lately been so assailed with. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
9.There, even the convention of a frame and flat surface are done away with, besides the painted symbols to represent things. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
10."I know, my dear Watson, that you share my love of all that is bizarre and outside the conventions and humdrum routine of everyday life. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
11.He performed these two social duties for old dignity's sake but conceded nothing further to the conventions which regulate the civic life. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
12.They soon clamber back to the conventions of the age they intended reforming. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
13.But every age differs in its temperament, and the artistic conventions of one age seldom fit another. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
14.This person may be in an unconventional position your straight-faced, severe-lined person may be a gambler, a boot-legger, or follow any other line defying the conventions but he is at heart a conservative after all. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
15.Of course there are many manners of painting with more primitive conventions in which the consideration of focus does not enter. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
16.They would be just good friends like a big brother and sister without all that other in spite of the conventions of Society with a big ess. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
17.And he marries Love that the earth may be peopled with superior beings who shall substitute brotherly love for the present laws and conventions of society. - from English Literature by William J. Long

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