conformism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conformism orthodoxy in thoughts and belief
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.”
  • Dr. Robert Anthony
    Dr. Robert Anthony
    “The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.”
  • J. Frank Doble
    J. Frank Doble
    “Conform and be dull.”
  • John F. Kennedy
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    “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
  • Robert Lindner
    Robert Lindner
    “Conformity, humility, acceptance... with these coins we are to pay our fares to paradise.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “As to conforming outwardly, and living your own life inwardly, I have not a very high opinion of that course.”

Usage

In literature:

If she is ever to be a reasonable, conformable woman, it is high time to begin.
"Dynevor Terrace (Vol. I)" by Charlotte M. Yonge
You've been spoilt, I'm afraid; but if you don't conform to my wife's desires, you have the remedy in your own hands, you know.
"Wives and Daughters" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
To these conceptions, then, all the objects of experience must necessarily conform.
"The Critique of Pure Reason" by Immanuel Kant
He was glad that the palace had not been built to conform with the humble habits his misery had forced upon him.
"Wisdom and Destiny" by Maurice Maeterlinck
He selects the suitable, the conforming articles, and he rejects the non-conforming.
"Physics and Politics, or, Thoughts on the application of the principles of "natural selection" and "inheritance" to political society" by Walter Bagehot
I disposed the troops belonging to the district in conformity with the situation as rapidly as possible.
"Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete" by Ulysses S. Grant
I disposed the troops belonging to the district in conformity with the situation as rapidly as possible.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
By her own confession, she was studying it in order to conform to the prevailing style of dress.
"Home Lights and Shadows" by T. S. Arthur
Here intellectuals preach conformity, doing things the old, proven way, protectionism against the trade of liberal minds.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
For the further execution of your trust, you will conform, as far as possible, to the following instructions.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. VIII" by Various
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In poetry:

Come doon and conform,
Pyke an honest worm,
And hap yer bairns frae the comin storm,
Spendrife laverock!
"The Laverock" by George MacDonald
Teach me to live by faith,
Conform my will to thine;
Let me victorious be in death,
And then in glory shine.
"Ask What I Shall Give Thee (III)" by John Newton
They place before them the Koran,
They read aloud from it,
But of their actions not a one
Conforms with the Koran.
"As I Look On" by Khoshal Khan Khattak
Thy food, conform to thine array,
Is heav'nly and divine;
On pastures green, where angels play,
Thy Husband feeds thee fine.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
He bids her not to him conform,
He does not question her intent;
He takes the sunshine and the storm
As strings of some sweet instrument;
"Nature And the Book" by Alfred Austin
O, Holy God! let light divine
Break forth more broadly from above,
Till we conform our laws to thine,
The perfect law of truth and love;
For truth and love alone can save
Thy children from a hopeless grave.
"Hymns and Odes for Temperance Occasions II: License Laws" by John Pierpont

In news:

Digital TV Labs, which provides independent, specialised receiver conformance products and services, has today announced that it is the first HbbTV test centre officially registered by the HbbTV Consortium.
Listening to the band's latest, unmistakably brutal self-titled album, it's obvious the guys are Corrosion of Conformity — but it certainly doesn't sound like their past work.
CAPTION CORRECTION, CORRECTS SPELLING OF NAME TO CONFORM TO AP STYLE.
Convergence of standards, technologies creates food safety conformance.
Corrosion of Conformity's Corrosion of Conformity.
How Corrosion of Conformity's legacy is defined depends almost entirely upon who is defining it.
Corrosion of Conformity hits the El 'n' Gee.
Corrosion Of Conformity Guitarist Woody Weatherman Talks 'Animosity' Lineup, Gear and Self-Titled Album.
Corrosion of Conformity came to prominence in the mid-'80s, making musical history with its early releases Animosity and Technocracy.
Corrosion of Conformity have been making the heaviest of music for roughly three decades.
Conformation of Domain Name registration from Go Daddy to John Bauer.
An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan has conformed to scientists' predictions by breaking free of its northern Greenland glacier.
The charging station can charge up to four vehicles at a time with 120- and 240-volt capacity, conforming to industry standards.
Crafting community wrestles with a creeping wave of conformity.
The main goal of Art 645 is to reduce the spread of fire and smoke (for any room that conforms to NFPA 75, Standard for the Protection of Information Technology Equipment ).
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In science:

Se le conoce también como tensor conforme de Weyl por que se comporta de manera muy sencilla bajo transformaciones conformes de la métrica10 .
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
We say that • (gt) is of (conformal) type I, if L[(gt )] = Aρ for some ρ > 0; • (gt) is of (conformal) type II, if L[(gt)] = D∗ ; • (gt) is of (conformal) type III, if L[(gt )] = C \ D; • (gt) is of (conformal) type IV, if L[(gt)] = C∗ .
Loewner Theory in annulus II: Loewner chains
The domain of the functor U is the groupoid whose ob jects are conformal bordisms and whose morphisms are conformal equivalences between conformal bordisms.
Supersymmetric field theories and generalized cohomology
It evolves a conformal factor W ≡ γ−1/6 , the conformal metric ˜γij ≡ γ−1/3γij , the trace of the extrinsic curvature K , a conformally weighted trace-free part of the extrinsic curvature ˜Aij ≡ γ−1/3 (Kij − K γij ), and an auxiliary variable ˜Γi ≡ −∂j ˜γ ij .
Gravitational waves from spinning black hole-neutron star binaries: dependence on black hole spins and on neutron star equations of state
In this section we analyse the full conformal symmetry for spherically symmetric manifolds without making any assumptions about the conformal vector X or the conformal factor ψ .
Conformal symmetries of spherical spacetimes
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