- v. Simple past tense and past participle of conventionalise.
- adj. using artistic forms and conventions to create effects; not natural or spontaneous
“It is the principle or requirement, of geometric base in interior design which, coupled with our natural delight in yielding or growing forms, has maintained through all the long history of decoration what is called conventionalised flower design.”
“Rather there is a general set of semantic associations within the culture-at-large and a multiplicity of subsets conventionalised at a subcultural level — where X is generally taken to signify Y within a certain community even if it is not in the culture-at-large.”
“In fact, as yesterday's novum are conventionalised by generations of reuse, I'd argue, they have become equivalently folkloric -- comfortably familiar as genre tropes.”
“A more accessible story, then, is one where these structural features are clearly defined -- whether that means unorthodox but simple or deeply conventionalised as in the extreme case of symbolic formulation.”
“For all its offered affirmations (born of the term's connotations of uninhibited happiness) and validations (as member of a wider community of similarly self-identifying individuals), the term "gay" feels like a coy avoidance of the actualities of sexual deviance and a willing submission to the self-definitions conventionalised within that community.”
“I'm going to avoid it from here on in, partly because it narrows the focus, I would argue, to the exploited hypothetical (when a hypothetical conceit is conventionalised as a trope, can we really describe it as a novum?), and partly because it becomes horribly problematic if we want to turn novum into an adjective to decribe this type of narrative in similar terms to those established, with an adjective describing an abstract quality.”
“Not, of course, run-of-the-mill bad writers which is to say, not incompetent, or banal, or trivial or merely conventionalised writers.”
“I remained breathless while Françoise went to fetch my magnifying glass, I took it from her, asked her to shew me the eagle upon the ring with the ruby, she had no difficulty in making me see the wings, conventionalised in the same way as upon the other ring, the feathers, cut separately in relief, the head.”
“Giorgio degli Schiavoni, an eagle accompanying one of the Apostles and conventionalised in the same manner revived the memory and almost the suffering caused by the two rings the similarity of which Françoise had revealed to me, and as to which I had never learned who had given them to Albertine.”
“Facial expression could not be seen in so large a theatre; and the actors therefore wore masks, conventionalised to represent the dominant mood of a character during a scene.”
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