01. The desire to [conform] often leads teenagers to take up smoking.
02. Tattoos have gone from being a sign of rebellion to being a symbol of fashion and [conformity].
03. People who have low self-esteem are more likely to [conform] than those who are more self-confident.
04. The vast majority of people in this world [conform] to the values and traditions of their own particular culture.
05. We couldn't import the car until it had been modified to [conform] to pollution-control standards in this country.
06. Henry is a total [conformist] who does things simply to fit in with those around him.
07. My son [conforms] perfectly to the stereotype of an American kid who loves to play football.
08. Studies suggest that females are more likely than males to [conform] to group pressure.
09. The high tolerance urbanites have for [non-conformity] may actually encourage artistic deviance.
10. Martin Luther King once observed that the hope of a secure and liveable world lies with disciplined [nonconformists] who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
11. J. Paul Getty once stated that no one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success, or get rich in business by being a [conformist].
12. Mignon McLaughlin once stated that every society honors its live [conformists], and its dead troublemakers.
13. Quentin Crisp once suggested that the young always have the same problem - how to rebel and [conform] at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents, and copying one another.
14. James Dobie once said, "[Conform] and be dull."
15. Alexander Hamilton once remarked, "Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not [conform] to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint."
16. Khrisnamurti once suggested that a consistent thinker is a thoughtless person because he [conforms] to a pattern; he repeats phrases, and thinks in a groove.
17. Rita Mae Brown once said that the reward for [conformity] is that everyone likes you except yourself.
18. Kimball Wiles once remarked that creativity is a method of progress, whereas [conformity] maintains the status quo.
19. He is a total [nonconformist] who doesn't care what others think of him.
20. All electronic equipment in this country must [conform] to national safety standards.
21. Many cities require new buildings to [conform] to strict architectural and esthetic standards.
22. The equipment has been certified as meeting international standards following [conformance] testing.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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