convenance

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convenance

(kɔ̃vnɑ̃s)
n
suitable behaviour; propriety
[from convenir to be suitable, from Latin convenīre; see convenient]

con•ve•nance

(ˈkɒn vəˌnɑns; Fr. kɔ̃vəˈnɑ̃s)

n., pl. -nanc•es (-ˌnɑn sɪz; Fr. -ˈnɑ̃s)
1. suitability; propriety.
2. convenances, social proprieties.
[1475–85; < Anglo-French, =conven(ir) to be proper (see convenient) + -ance -ance]
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Their position was perhaps the happiest of all positions in the social scale, being above the line at which neediness ends, and below the line at which the CONVENANCES begin to cramp natural feelings, and the stress of threadbare modishness makes too little of enough.
"Why, my dear, I should think you'd understand by this time that people don't do such things; we've got to observe les convenances if we ever expect to get on and keep up with the procession.
"La fenetre fermee donne sur un jardin appartenant a un pensionnat de demoiselles," said he, "et les convenances exigent --enfin, vous comprenez--n'est-ce pas, monsieur?"
"Do they observe the convenances, and keep up appearances?
I pointed out to her that this was not a matter of splendour or comfort but of "convenances." She pricked up her ears at that word which probably she had never heard before; but with woman's uncanny intuition I believe she understood perfectly what I meant.
Son amour passionnA@ pour [beaucoup moins que] l'Oriental [beaucoup plus grand que] lui avait fermA@ l'infini des possibilitA@s d'une autre relation, et elle refusait de se marier par pure convenance, peur de la solitude ou pour se protA@ger de ce regard social.
Un premier volet quantitatif (c.-a-d., questionnaire adresse a un echantillon de convenance de 189 PVVIH en contact avec des organismes communautaires de lutte contre le VIH) a revele que 71% des repondants estimaient que leurs visites chez le dentiste se deroulent bien.
En parallele, ils signaient des contrats lies a ses droits a l'image avec d'autres societes "installees dans des juridictions de convenance (Royaume-Uni, Suisse)".
Cunning, manipulative, resourceful and undeterred by anything the Fates confront her with, Eloise in this totally believable performance by this superbly clever actress, is determined to prevent a marital catastrophe between the children of the two old men, who are destined to enter into a dynastic mariage de convenance. The denouement is startlingly original -even for Coward.
However, the ritualism is tempered by convenance, an obligation to adapt the speech to the particular context, and by a desire to respond to contemporary events.
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