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conventionalized

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  • v. Present participle of conventionalize.

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  • adj. using artistic forms and conventions to create effects; not natural or spontaneous

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  • Up to now, Dudley Scales had always got on very well with convention; but now that convention quarrelled with his desires, he began to discover that he had no respect for it whatsoever, and never had. To hell with conventions! But on second thoughts, perhaps it need not come to that. Perhaps Yashima would permit herself to be conventionalized. -- ''Yashima, or, The Gorgeous West'' by R T Sherwood, 1931.

    December 24, 2008