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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A practice, custom, or belief shared by the members of a group as part of their common culture. Often used in the plural.

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  • n. A custom or belief common to members of a society or culture

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Examples

  • Its main ambition was to liberate individuals from the arbitrary authority of place, family, and folkway, and to permit them a life of material success amid an economic system that generated an endless bazaar of values ...

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  • Backdating was evidently a Silicon Valley folkway.

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  • The same is true of any folkway so long as it is not yet doubted.

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  • And thence to the tangled thicket where the folkway cleaves it through,

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  • It is an entrenched North American folkway that kites should fly in March.

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  • Fry does beat him, once, then decides this is one folkway she cannot accept.

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  • This sort of diversity makes it rather peculiar to speak of a Mid-Atlantic cultural folkway in which Germans, Dutch, Quakers, Roman Catholics, Swedes and Long Island Yankees can be thrown together into one pot.

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  • When You are indulging in the common customs and folkway of song dynasty, then in a sudden you have been led into a delicately arranged performance: look, isn't the pock-faced Bao zheng walking slowly from the road?

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  • While breaking a folkway is likely to turn heads of passersby, breaking a more will offend observers and possibly bring punishment.

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  • No, that transcript is not excerpted from secret Oval Office tapes; it’s an exchange between the cheerfully sexist, jingoistic, folkway-challenged and generally clueless French secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath alias OSS 117 and his Egyptian liaison, the lovely Larmina El Akmar Betouche.

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