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  • v. observe
  • v. behave in accordance or in agreement with
  • v. satisfy a condition or restriction


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  • When a child is subjected to a less-than-standard level of care or the professionals treating him do not conform to a prudent level of care, the results can be disastrous.

    The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child

  • To conform to another precedent, the Mahdi renamed it Jebel Massa, after the hill in northwest Africa where a tenth-century Mahdi, Mohammed Ubaidallah, had declared himself.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • Note: The machine-readable text has been edited to conform to the 1909 print version: paragraphing, punctuation, and transcription errors have been corrected, omissions have been reinserted, italics and em dashes have been inserted.

    Is Shakespeare Dead?

  • Yet it did conform to a non-Jewish concept—that of the dying-and-rising god, which was at the heart of the great mystery school cults.

    The Templar Revelation

  • In a broader sense, independent distribution is often filmmaker-driven, using a marketing approach and release pattern that does not conform to the wide releases of the major studios.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • Hood's report did not conform to Trimble's on that score, reporting that the Texas Brigade and Law's had attacked on each side of Trimble "leading off in the center."


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    The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke (1623 First Folio)

  • July 1996 corrector Catherine Tousignant, Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Added TEI header; updated tagging to conform to local practices etextcenter@virginia. edu.

    Richard III (1623 First Folio Edition)

  • The Roman citizenry, for instance, he found did not devote existence, either under the Republic or the Empire, to shouting in unanimous response to metrical declamations, and worrying over their own bare legs, or in other ways conform to the best traditions of literature and the stage; nor did the Athenians corrobate their dramatists by talking perpetually of

    The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions

  • What attitude shall they assume toward the “patoisants,” that is, those who insist on using the local dialect, and refuse to conform to the usage of the Felibres?

    Frederic Mistral


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