Most of the boys she dated would never have thought of practicing the age-old custom of walking around the car to open her door, or guiding her through the crowd with a gentle hand on one elbow.
Katie maneuvered her sequined ball mask into place only to see her sister on the verge of disappearing in the masses of women in custom gowns and masks.
Most of Jackson's clothes, especially his suits, were custom made or straight off the runway from Paris or Milan.
That seems to be the custom around here.
The law and custom which preceded the Code we shall call " early," that of the New Babylonian empire (as well as the Persian, Greek, &c.) " late.
Almost all trace of tribal custom has already disappeared from the law of the Code.
Custom or public opinion doubtless secured that the parties would not agree to wrong.
It was the custom for the archbishop elect to take two oaths, the first of episcopal allegiance to the pope, and the second in recognition of the royal supremacy.
These courts were convenient, since it was the custom to appoint delegates resident in the neighbourhood, and the power of sub-delegation, general or limited, simplified questions of distance.
It is the rule and custom of the cupbearer to pour out a little of the wine and taste it before handing the cup to me.
Besides, it is not our custom to deliver goods.
But even if I had a robot that knew everything, I couldn't really say, "Tell me every custom they have here" and be fully informed.
For example, if the system (conspiracy theorists will call it "The System") determines that people like me are happier and healthier with more thiamine in their system, that will come up in my custom vitamin formulation, which also includes whatever nutrients I didn't get enough of that day.
As we understand our own genome better, we will know better how to eat in a way that is custom tailored for us.
It is a custom in the South to build a small house near the homestead as an annex to be used on occasion.
Comparatively, tattooing is not the hideous custom which it is called.
It was formerly the custom in our village, when a poor debtor came out of jail, for his acquaintances to salute him, looking through their fingers, which were crossed to represent the grating of a jail window, "How do ye do?"
Just as the mother and son, having reached the middle of the hall, were about to ask their way of an elderly footman who had sprung up as they entered, the bronze handle of one of the doors turned and Prince Vasili came out--wearing a velvet coat with a single star on his breast, as was his custom when at home--taking leave of a good-looking, dark-haired man.
During their long conversation on Wednesday evening, Speranski more than once remarked: "We regard everything that is above the common level of rooted custom..." or, with a smile: "But we want the wolves to be fed and the sheep to be safe..." or: "They cannot understand this..." and all in a way that seemed to say: "We, you and I, understand what they are and who we are."
Before the hunt, by old custom, the count had drunk a silver cupful of mulled brandy, taken a snack, and washed it down with half a bottle of his favorite Bordeaux.
Here and there a couple of bees, by force of habit and custom cleaning out the brood cells, with efforts beyond their strength laboriously drag away a dead bee or bumblebee without knowing why they do it.
When Kutuzov, conforming to a custom of Catherine's day, ordered the standards that had been captured to be lowered at the Emperor's feet on his entering the ballroom, the Emperor made a wry face and muttered something in which some people caught the words, "the old comedian."