Roget category 821. Words expressing abstract relations
› 1.4. Order
›› 1.4.5. Order as regards categories
naturalization — conventionality etc. (custom) 613 — agreement etc. 23.
example, instance, specimen, sample, quotation — exemplification, illustration, case in point — object lesson — elucidation.
standard, model, pattern etc. (prototype) 22.
rule, nature, principle — law — order of things — normal state, natural state, ordinary state, model state, normal condition, natural condition, ordinary condition, model condition — standing dish, standing order — Procrustean law — law of the Medes and Persians — hard and fast rule.
conform to rule —
accommodate oneself to,
adapt oneself to —
rub off corners.
be regular etc. adj. — move in a groove — follow observe the rules, go by the rules, bend to the rules, obey the rules, obey the precedents — comply with, tally with, chime in with, fall in with — be guided by, be regulated by — fall into a custom, fall into a usage — follow the fashion, follow the crowd, follow the multitude — pass muster, do as others do, hurler avec les loups [Fr.] — stand on ceremony — when in Rome do as the Romans do — go with the stream, go with the flow, swim with the stream, swim with the current, swim with the tide, blow with the wind — stick to the beaten track etc. (habit) 613 — keep one in countenance.
exemplify, illustrate, cite, quote, quote precedent, quote authority, appeal to authority, put a case — produce an instance etc. n. — elucidate, explain.
conformable to rule —
according to regulation,
according to rule,
according to Hoyle,
according to Cocker,
according to Gunter —
en regle [Fr.],
selon les regles [Fr.],
conventional etc. (customary) 613 — of daily occurrence, of everyday occurrence — in the natural order of things — ordinary, common, habitual, usual, everyday, workaday.
in the order of the day — naturalized.
typical, normal, nominal, formal — canonical, orthodox, sound, strict, rigid, positive, uncompromising, Procrustean.
secundum artem [Lat.], shipshape, technical.
illustrative, in point.
by rule —
agreeably to —
in conformity with,
in accordance with,
in keeping with —
according to —
consistently with —
ad instar [Lat.],
instar omnium [Lat.] —
more solito [Lat.],
for the sake of conformity — as a matter of course, of course — pro forma [Lat.], for form's sake, by the card.
invariably, etc. (uniformly) 16.
for example, exempli gratia [Lat.], e.
g. — inter alia [Lat.], among other things — for instance.
cela va sans dire [Fr.] —
ex pede Herculem [Lat.] —
noscitur a sociis [Lat.] —
ne e quovis ligno Mercurius fiat [Lat.]
they are happy men whose natures sort with their they are happy men whose natures sort with their vocations"
The nail that sticks up hammered down [Jap.Tr.] —
Tall poppy syndrome —
Stick your neck out and it may get cut off.
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