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  • adjective adhering to established customs or doctrines, especially in religion, as e.g. Orthodox Judaism.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to conformity.
  • verb Present participle of conform.

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  • adjective adhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion)


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  • His coat soon became a cause of offense and called forth another reproof from those buttoned up in conforming garments.

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  • And then there’s the twist on that exercise in conforming to a high word count, such as 1000-2000 words per day, no matter what.

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  • Bringing this so-called conforming loan limit down to zero over a few years, and then setting a date for the liquidation of Fan and Fred, is the reform that taxpayers need.

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