01. The United Nations has [convened] a special meeting to deal with the conflict in the Middle East.
02. The president has [convened] an emergency meeting of the Board of Directors for next Tuesday.
03. Representatives of the different governments [convened] at the United Nations to discuss the crisis.
04. The Prime Minister has [convened] a meeting of Cabinet to discuss new policy initiatives.
05. The meeting will [convene] Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.
06. We didn't have time to finish our discussion of the issue, so an additional meeting will be [convened] tomorrow morning.
07. Concerned citizens will [convene] tomorrow evening to discuss the problem of teen violence in our community.
08. Representatives of a number of countries [convened] last month, and formalized agreements on free trade.
09. The president of the student council has [convened] a meeting to discuss plans for the Valentine's Day dance.
10. You'd better come quickly; the meeting is to be [convened] in about 5 minutes.
11. The [convention] is being held in a downtown hotel.
12. The conference center has been booked for a huge trade [convention] next March.
13. Constitutional [conventions] are generally unwritten rules based on custom and precedent.
14. Worldwide, the most common [convention] for married couples involves the couple moving in with the husband's parents.
15. Bringing a bottle of wine as a gift when you are invited for supper is a common [convention] in this country.
16. Gerry's [unconventional] playing style often fools his opponents.
17. His [unconventional] behavior often gets him into trouble.
18. They exchanged the [conventional] greetings and then quickly got down to work.
19. In the early 1960s, the Beatles really shook up the [conventions] of the time.
20. Local prostitutes were kept very busy during the business [convention] last week.
21. My parents are very [conventional] people that would never shock or surprise anyone.
22. CDs can hold much more information than [conventional] computer disks.
23. He defied [convention] by quitting his job as a successful business executive to pursue a career as a musician.
24. [Convention] dictates that the oldest son in Japanese society cares for the parents when they are old.
25. [Conventional] medicine had failed him, so he turned to alternative therapies.
26. Their music is quite commercial and [conventional]. I'm sure it will make lots of money, but it certainly isn't art.
27. E. B. White once noted that a candidate could easily commit political suicide if he were to come up with an [unconventional] thought during a presidential tour.
28. Florence Nightingale once stated that the world is put back by the death of everyone who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to [conventionality].
29. Betty Friedan once remarked that when she stopped conforming to the [conventional] picture of femininity, she finally began to enjoy being a woman.
30. John Kenneth Galbraith once observed that the [conventional] view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
31. Mason Cooley once suggested that holding [unconventional] opinions makes people feel they have strong characters.
32. Young people in Japan [conventionally] live with their parents until they get married.
33. The Prime Minister's new Cabinet will be [convening] on the morning of January twelfth.

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