conventionalisms

All Noun Verb
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  • Her originality and artistic freedom take her compositions out of the traditional and academic conventionalisms.
  • The conventionalisms of the drawing as well as those of the composition are very different from ours. Cited from History Of Egypt, Volume 2 (of 12), by G. Maspero
  • No bold revolutionist ever defied the established conventionalisms of his times without drawing his strongest support from women. Cited from Women and the Alphabet, by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • But after the victory of the Nile his name became immortal, and he could take any liberty he liked with our national conventionalisms. Cited from Drake, Nelson and Napoleon, by Walter Runciman
  • I know this may seem strange, but I am trying to state things as they were in this life-story, and not give mere conventionalisms, and so it was. Cited from Annie Besant, An Autobiography, by Annie Besant
  • It neutralises the conventionalisms of society, and makes the whole world kin. Cited from Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, Vol. 17 New Series, No. 443, Jun 26, 1852
  • He was, in fact, as far as any of his contemporaries from acquiescing in social conventionalisms and shams. Cited from Biog Study of A. W. Kinglake, by Rev. W. Tuckwell
  • At that time, I was a reckless young fellow, going through the conventionalisms of society without a thought; but the event of the morning had made even me reflect. Cited from Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, Vol. 17 New Series, No. 443, Jun 26, 1852
  • Such crystallization, such conventionalisms, yield only to the dissolving power of the spiritual warmth of life-full personalities. Cited from Introduction to Browning's Poetry, by Hiram Corson
  • Under slight obligation to imagine, he runs slight risk of succumbing to those conventionalisms which often stiffen his work when he trusts to his imagination. Cited from Contemporary American Novelists (1900-1920), by Carl Van Doren
  • All that he writes indeed is quite free from the conventionalisms to which authorship as a profession is sadly liable. Cited from A Little Book of Profitable Tales, by Eugene Field
  • There was a cat -- as there invariably is in such places -- who evidently thought herself entitled to the privileges of forest life in this close heart of city conventionalisms. Cited from The Blithedale Romance, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Piercing below all conventionalisms, it recognizes man as an individual soul, and, as such, addresses him with its truths and its sanctions. Cited from The Crown of Thorns, by E. H. Chapin
  • They are the little garnishings and reliefs that are to be used very cautiously, as little eccentricities and conventionalisms in a building should never be more than very minor features. Cited from Manual of Gardening (Second Edition), L. H. Bailey
  • Each relied upon his intuitive, off-hand conception of a given part, and fell back to nature in his methods, throwing aside conventionalisms which had long ruled the English stage. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866, by Various
  • He abolishes the usual human distinctions, brings all conventionalisms into solution, and loves and celebrates hardly any human attributes save those elementary ones common to all members of the race. Cited from Talks to Teachers and Students, by William James
  • Pope makes him a wit, spirited, occasionally noble, full of points, and epigrams, and queer rococo conventionalisms. Cited from Essays in Little, by Andrew Lang
  • Work done in this manner, provided the carver has skill and taste, is sure to show character and life, and to differ entirely from the mechanical conventionalisms we generally see in modern stone-carving. Cited from Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Albans, Thomas Perkins
  • Forget conventionalisms; forget what the world will say, whether you are in your place or out of it; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, do your best works, looking to your own consciences for approval. Cited from Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2), by Ida Husted Harper
  • Both of them seem to us to have escaped remarkably from the prevailing conventionalisms of verse, and to write in metre because they have a genuine call thereto. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 30, Apr, 1860
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Root form of conventionalisms is conventionalism for the noun.