conventions of society

See: decorum
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I find nothing healthful or exalting in the smooth conventions of society; I do not like the close air of saloons.
His spirit, cramped and outraged by the impassable limitations of human life and by the conventions of society, beat recklessly against them with an impatience fruitless but partly grand.
However, accept what I propose to you as an initiation into Parisian life -- a life of politeness, visiting, and introductions." Monte Cristo bowed without making any answer; he accepted the offer without enthusiasm and without regret, as one of those conventions of society which every gentleman looks upon as a duty.
'He has a man of brains to deal with, a man who snaps his big fingers at the laws and conventions of society, when he measures himself with ME.
Her writing reveals a recurring thematic pattern of marriage and the conventions of society. She was a woman ahead of her time, as she assailed the status quo, with a female protagonist who was an adulteress.
Moore goes far beyond simply illuminating a streak of creativity outside the conventions of society. Eventually he fails to give a definition of Australian bohemianism--indeed, he simply has to fail, as there is no one size fits all.
In so refusing to obey the conventions of society, he is probably only living up to his name.
In her refusal to bow to the sexual conventions of society she is, many of her fans will argue, the equivalent of a feminist storm-trooper, a freedom fighter battling to end discrimination and to make modern woman the mistress of her own life and sexuality.
From his earlier careers as a rock and roll composer and artist he has been known as a rebellious free spirit, paying little respect to the conventions of society, and even in middle age he has proved just as unconventional.
Toward the end, they regress from humans to apes, leaving the conventions of society behind them before they are killed by a fusillade of gunfire, except for one grieving survivor.
Northcott (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996), 32, as 'fidelity to oneself against the conventions of society'; the play 'departs from the framework of bourgeois life'.
In no place is community policing more critical than in the inner city, where crime and drugs have eroded the conventions of society.