Why have we conflated "excellence" with affluence, driven parents, and a relentless will to conform on the part of the kids?
The mysteries are partly a consequence of a career that did not conform to expectations—least of all her own.
But the fun of reading Lennon is in his outright refusal to conform to expectations.
Many Asian-Americans cite pressure to conform to Western beauty standards as a reason to alter their natural appearance.
And those observations should not be dismissed because they do not conform to our current medical dogma.
Periods added to a few date-lines to conform to rest of text.
Men took them up who did not conform their own conduct to them.
He should learn what the South Americans want and conform his product to their wants.
But then it is always easier to conform, to run with the herd, as Joe well knew.
His men do just well enough to conform to cold requirements.
mid-14c., confourmen, from Old French conformer "conform (to), agree (to), make or be similar, be agreeable" (13c.), from Latin conformare "to fashion, to form, to shape; educate; modify," from com- "together" (see com-) + formare "to form" (see form (v.)).
Sense of "to comply with the usages of the Church of England" is from 1610s; hence conformist (1630s), opposed to non-conformist or dissenter. Related: Conformance; conformed; conforming.