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Things that were unacceptable a few years ago have now become the norm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is the new norm, but not a new story. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Fine to get us through a sticky patch, not so good if it becomes the new norm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Russia's interference in the processes of western democracy is a gross violation of international norms and national sovereignty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Without care, paying for a speedy exit will become the norm and anyone not willing to fork out will suffer. The Sun (2016)Much of this integration is thanks to an unsung history of white British women who defied social norms to follow their hearts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We always look into the culture, the expectations, the norms and values of the countries we go to. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It is important to understand the particular group norms that emerge to govern individual behavior. Sociology (1995)Yet this has become the cultural norm for all generations. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So taking work home at the weekend becomes the norm rather than the exception. Beat Stress (1992)Her routine has become something of a national norm. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This has become the new norm for many working women. Christianity Today (2000)Groups are important sources of our values and norms. Sociology (1995)Some places have changed their appearance and norms of behaviour entirely. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Their music was no less of a departure from just about any kind of modern cultural norm. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Surely postcode variation will become the norm. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is becoming the norm rather than the exception. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Social work ceases to be such when it fails to reflect the norms of the society it serves. Taking Child Abuse Seriously: Contemporary issues in child protection theory and practice (1990)Our closed system allows groups to follow social norms that make sense to them and no one else. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His shows are completely beyond the industry's established norms. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And that they should use size 12 as the standard - the norm. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We do not want a return to the days when governments (and the unions) established pay norms. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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British English: norm NOUN
Norms are ways of behaving that are considered normal in a particular society.
...the commonly accepted norms of our society.
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