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Word: mores

Definition: conventions; moral standards; moral customs


Sentences Containing 'mores'

"My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" is a funny, sweet-natured examination of modern sexual mores that asks the question: what happens when a girl meets Mr. Right, after already meeting the right guy?
Allmovie also writes that "Bed Dance" is one of Okuwaki's better films, and that, besides erotic interest, its storyline provides a glimpse of cultural and sexual mores at a time of rapid change.
Although there might not be direct translations for "honne" and "tatemae" in many other cultures and languages, similar phenomena outside of Japan likely exist, however the conventions that help to determine appropriate communication and behavior in various social contexts may be implicitly understood without an explicit name for the social mores on which the conventions are based.
Before social mores relaxed to the point where single women with children were socially acceptable, the unwed mother was often advised by etiquette mavens like Emily Post to use "Mrs." with her maiden name to avoid scrutiny.
His disciple, Edward Rowe Mores was finally able to establish the Society for Equitable Assurances on Lives and Survivorship in 1762.
In "Tropic of Ruislip", Leslie Thomas’s humorous account of suburban sexual and social mores in the mid-1970s (adapted for television as "Tropic", ATV 1979), the steady flow of families from council housing on one side of the railway to an executive estate on the other side served to illustrate what was becoming known as “upward mobility”.
Mores also specified that the chief official should be called an actuary - the earliest known reference to the position as a business concern.
On the strength of his Cambodian photographs Gsell was awarded a medal of merit at the Vienna International Exhibition, which was held from 1 May to the 31 October 1873 and during which Gsell exhibited two albums of photographs, one of the ruins of Angkor and the other of "the mores, customs, and types of the Annamite and Cambodian populations".
What earlier Victorian mores had deemed a necessary evil became known as "the social evil."

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