conventionalities

All Noun
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  • I don't like this hotel, one has to keep so many conventionalities. Cited from The Sorrows of a Show Girl, by Kenneth McGaffey
  • He was feeling his way in speech, as best he could, past conventionalities. Cited from The Second Class Passenger, by Perceval Gibbon
  • I know you don't like being bound by any of the conventionalities. Cited from The American Senator, by Anthony Trollope
  • Good sense and the conventionalities are for persons who don't love each other. Cited from Luna Benamor, by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
  • In the country, under a very different set of conventionalities, much the same takes place. Cited from Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond, by Budgett Meakin
  • As to his walking through our conventionalities, as you term them, let him try it. Cited from The Earth Trembled, by E.P. Roe
  • But she knew little about conventionalities, and she cared not at all about them. Cited from The Conflict, by David Graham Phillips
  • Above all it should be natural, for the short story, despite its many conventionalities, is very near to nature. Cited from Short Story Writing, by Charles Raymond Barrett
  • When two human beings are united by pleasure, all social conventionalities are put aside. Cited from The Physiology of Marriage, Complete, by Honore de Balzac
  • I don't care to know either your society, or its customs, or its conventionalities. Cited from French and Oriental Love in a Harem, by Mario Uchard
  • Bound by the conventionalities of his time he could still create a work of nobility and power. Cited from A Text-Book of the History of Painting, by John C. Van Dyke
  • I have seen enough of 'the spirits' to know how they put aside all conventionalities. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864, by Various
  • I feel too deeply to remember the conventionalities of my position. Cited from Charlotte's Inheritance, by M. E. Braddon
  • It must value men as men, not as functions of a chain of conventionalities. Cited from The Call of the Twentieth Century, by D. Jordan
  • Others portrayed him without the conventionalities of clothing, and his wife in evening dress. Cited from Sketches of the East Africa Campaign, by Robert Valentine Dolbey
  • There were no conventionalities or forms to check the spirit of Christian love. Cited from Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880, by George Washington Williams
  • I then let her know the whole truth about certain of our social conventionalities, concerning which she was still in ignorance. Cited from French and Oriental Love in a Harem, by Mario Uchard
  • He avoided all conventionalities, and was as simple in manner and speech as possible. Cited from A Mountain Europa, by John Fox, Jr.
  • They are shut up in a world of conventionalities, and naturally believe that to be the only world. Cited from Friends in Council (First Series),Sir Arthur Helps
  • She was tied down to no conventionalities; whither her pure true heart led her, she followed. Cited from Weapons of Mystery, by Joseph Hocking
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Root form of conventionalities is conventionality for the noun.

Meaning of conventionalities

  • noun Conformity with conventional thought and behavior
  • noun Unoriginality as a result of being too conventional
  • noun Orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional