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accepted, used, or practiced by most people
  • The conversation became interesting once we got beyond the stock niceties and observations about the weather.
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1 a group of persons who come from the same ancestor
  • The brothers come from good stock.
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2 a stupid person
  • just sat there like a stock, staring at me blankly whenever I asked him a question
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3 firm belief in the integrity, ability, effectiveness, or genuineness of someone or something
  • Don't put any stock in her promises—she'll just tell you what she thinks you want to hear.
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4 the line of ancestors from whom a person is descended
  • His family is of mixed northern European stock.
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5 the number of individuals or amount of something available at any given time
  • The new study adds to the general stock of knowledge about genetic disorders.
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