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Word: conformity

Definition: harmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity; Ex. behave in conformity with; V. conform: be similar; act in agreement; comply; Ex. conform to the rule; CF. conformance

Sentences Containing 'conformity'

"Our primary mission is to train the children “of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10), and provide opportunities for all the children to hear and receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. From a Biblical foundation, we strive to develop students’ to a deeper worship of God and closer conformity to the image of Christ." 21st Century Learning.
According to Mailer, being so disenfranchised by mainstream American society, the African-American views everyday life in the terms of war, which the hipster adopts as his model for the rejection of conformity.
Another series of studies by Pronin and colleagues examined perceptions of conformity.
Any inspection record must be made in line with the requirements of schedule 1 of LOLER The only exception to this is: If the lifting equipment has not been used before and; In the case of lifting equipment issued with an EC declaration of conformity, the employer has possession of such declaration and it is not made more than 12 months before the lifting equipment is put into service.
At the Restoration he was ejected for refusing the terms of conformity.
At the time, his father was under pressure for conformity, and all ten children were baptised as Christians in the Anglican (Protestant) tradition.
Conformity occurs when individuals change their behaviour to fit in with the expectations of an authority figure or the expectations of the larger group.
Conformity of old-age pensions and annuities with what has actually been paid in.
Displaying Aderca's flirtations with the avant-garde, "Aventurile D-lui Ionel Lăcustă-Termidor" is a fantasy work with parabolic and sarcastic undertones, seen by Cubleşan as a poetic expression of the writer's rejection of conformity.
Excess of variations from a common type is what I think we recognize as ugliness in the objective world, whereas beauty is on the side of unity and conformity to type.
Flanks; occasionally at first later regularly, flank and buttock of supporting leg rise in conformity with action.
He signed the 1629 petition for conformity.
His major areas of interest include social dynamics, conformity and assimilation, as well as queer (LGBT) and personal liberty issues.
How worn and dusty, then, must be the highways of the world, how deep the ruts of tradition and conformity!
In 1539, though inclining himself to the Reformation, he made himself the King’s instrument in enforcing religious conformity, and in the passing of the Six Articles Act. On 24 April 1540 he was made a Knight of the Garter, and subsequently managed the attainder of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, and the dissolution of Henry’s marriage with Anne of Cleves.
In a world moving inexorably towards conformity, it would be well to remember Gordon of Khartoum."
In Europe today, this document would normally be an EC Declaration of conformity plus a manufacturers certificate if called for by the standard worked to.
In good work unity is the dominating quality, all the variety being done in conformity to some large idea of the whole, which is never lost sight of, even in the smallest detail of the work.
Indeed, I have reason to suspect myself on this head; and each year, as the tax-gatherer comes round, I find myself disposed to review the acts and position of the general and State governments, and the spirit of the people to discover a pretext for conformity.
It is a consequence in part of his conformity to their method and his attention to administrative applications that his treatise was found peculiarly adapted for the use of the official class and long maintained its position as their special textbook.
It is the task of the Armistice Commission further to insure the necessary conformity of this agreement with the Italian-French armistice."
It will be sufficient to observe that our assurance in any argument of this kind is derived from no other principle than our observation of the veracity of human testimony, and of the usual conformity of facts to the reports of witnesses.
Lyrically and vocally, Leeway were firmly rooted in the hardcore punk genre as could also be seen by the company they chose to keep – Corrosion of Conformity, Bad Brains, Circle Jerks, Sick Of It All, and Prong to name but a few.
Not necessarily a flow of actual lines -LRB- although these often exist -RRB-; they may be only imaginary lines linking up or massing certain parts, and bringing them into conformity with the rhythmic conception of the whole.
Professor Flower, from whom these statements are taken, remarks in conclusion: "We may call this conformity to type, without getting much nearer to an explanation of the phenomenon;" and he then adds "but is it not powerfully suggestive of true relationship, of inheritance from a common ancestor?"
Sometimes he would even accept a remonstrance by his officials that the change was not proper and accept that he had to act in conformity with the existing law.
Subjects reported being more immune to social conformity than their peers.
The applicant may respond to the objections by arguing in support of the application, or making amendments to the application to bring it in conformity.
The Constitutional Court, composed of nine judges elected for nine-year terms, decides on the conformity of laws with the Constitution; all laws and regulations must also conform with the general principles of international law and with ratified international agreements.
The court found that the decree of the Supreme Court of Wyoming should be reversed and the cause remanded with instructions to enter a decree in favor of the complainant in conformity with this opinion, and it was so ordered.
The deed recited that "the necessary steps and investigations were previously taken and made in conformity with the requirements of laws and regulations."
The level of conformity that people are forced into was disturbing to us and we were just trying to push the envelope and the name just sorta made sense."
The long-term effect of the Antinomian controversy was that it committed Massachusetts to a policy of strict religious conformity.
The opening line to the preamble of the Liberal Democrats constitution is "The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity."
The privilege of being allowed to read a book, watch television or make a phone call can be a powerful motivator for conformity.
The public procurement law, passed in January 2004, seeks to harmonize the many public procurement guidelines used in the country and also to bring public procurement into conformity with World Trade Organization standards.
The reason why we place any credit in witnesses and historians, is not derived from any _connexion_, which we perceive _a priori_, between testimony and reality, but because we are accustomed to find a conformity between them.
The regularity of the bottom and its conformity to the shores and the range of the neighboring hills were so perfect that a distant promontory betrayed itself in the soundings quite across the pond, and its direction could be determined by observing the opposite shore.
They make shift to live merely by conformity, practically as their fathers did, and are in no sense the progenitors of a noble race of men.
This is also in conformity with the prevalence of "Vesara" style of architecture in the Deccan and central parts of South Asia vis-à-vis Nagara style prevalent in North India and Dravida style prevalent in South India.
This may cause unpredictable behaviour as well, and therefore should be avoided when compatibility and standard conformity is an issue.
This was in conformity with the ephemeris time scale adopted by the IAU in 1952.
Though the result were bodily weakness, yet perhaps no one can say that the consequences were to be regretted, for these were a life in conformity to higher principles.
Truth and individuality, or ignorance and conformity.
Under a veneer of strict social conformity, most of these men do not reveal their identity outside of the underground “group sex parties.” While there is no political movement being launched, the Internet has played a large role in social networking and fighting isolation with websites like Facebook, Orkut, blogs and websites.
Under these, all previous acts not in conformity with the Reformed Confession were annulled; the sacraments were reduced to two (Baptism and Communion) to be performed by reformed preachers alone; the celebration of the Mass was made punishable by a series of penalties (ultimately death) and Papal jurisdiction in Scotland was repudiated.
What has happened is quite natural, and in conformity with the law of reprisals.'
When assessing their own conformity, subjects treat their own introspections as reliable.
When seen in that light, Regan argues, Moore's thought as expressed in Principia Ethica is a "radical defense of the freedom of the individual to choose," rather than a defense of conformity to the status quo, as is usually assumed.
Where such reports, therefore, fly about, the solution of the phenomenon is obvious; and we judge in conformity to regular experience and observation, when we account for it by the known and natural principles of credulity and delusion.

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