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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Mere conventional custom; conventionalism.


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  • And the eighteenth-century chests were made for people who had been penetrated by the spirit of the _Spectator_; their craftsmen put into furniture precisely that exquisite superficiality, that social amenity, that fine conventionism which Addison and Steele put into their essays.

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