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commonplace Sentence Examples

  • It became a commonplace to say that he was put to death for an error of judgment.

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  • They just live their own old, quiet, and commonplace life, thought Natasha.

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  • "Life is remarkably commonplace, if you think about it," I countered.

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  • His work is a kind of commonplace book kept without scientific discrimination.

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  • Proceeding upon such lines as these, the Jews wove together their Midrashic homilies or sermons where, though we may find much that seems commonplace, there are illuminating parables and proverbs, metaphors and similes, the whole affording admirable examples of the contemporary thought and culture, both of the writers and - what is often overlooked - the level of their hearers or readers.

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  • They have lost their value, except for the few matters of fact embedded in a mass of commonplace meditation, and for some occasionally brilliant illustrations.

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  • They have lost their value, except for the few matters of fact embedded in a mass of commonplace meditation, and for some occasionally brilliant illustrations.

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  • 285) - names which stand in remarkable contrast to the more commonplace Greek names employed by Terence.

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  • 285) - names which stand in remarkable contrast to the more commonplace Greek names employed by Terence.

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  • On the side of the philosophy of science his observations are usually commonplace or superficial.

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  • Just then his eye fell upon the lanterns and the can of kerosene oil which Zeb had brought from the car of his balloon, and he got a clever idea from those commonplace things.

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  • It was as if the minds of these morally exhausted men found relief in everyday, commonplace occurrences.

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  • In everything near and comprehensible he had only what was limited, petty, commonplace, and senseless.

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  • He turned the eyes of his contemporaries from the commonplace social humours of later Greek life to the contemplation of the heroic age.

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  • It should be added that the belief in salvation in this world, in this life, has appealed so strongly to Indian sympathies that from the time of the rise of Buddhism down to the present day it has been adopted as a part of general Indian belief, and Jivanmukti, salvation during this life, has become a commonplace in the religious language of India.

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  • Arrangements like this are commonplace, although largely hidden from view.

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  • On the contrary, there were many who prematurely congratulated themselves on the fact that Sweden had now no disturbing genius, but an economical, God-fearing, commonplace monarch to deal with.

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  • On the contrary, there were many who prematurely congratulated themselves on the fact that Sweden had now no disturbing genius, but an economical, God-fearing, commonplace monarch to deal with.

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  • The transcript used for the printed edition of Marenghi apparently often corrupted what was rare and strange to what was commonplace; e.g., 1.119, "dewglobes" to "dewdrops."

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  • Goethe has here taken a simple story of village life, mirrored in it the most pregnant ideas of his time, and presented it with a skill which may well be called Homeric; but he has discriminated with the insight of genius between the Homeric method of reproducing the heroic life of primitive Greece and the same method as adapted to the commonplace happenings of 18th-century Germany.

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  • Her mind is so filled with the beautiful thoughts and ideals of the great poets that nothing seems commonplace to her; for her imagination colours all life with its own rich hues.

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  • In the south centre, the upland plain of the Wairarapa, ending in a large but commonplace lake, has a climate adapted for both grazing and cereals.

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  • In the south centre, the upland plain of the Wairarapa, ending in a large but commonplace lake, has a climate adapted for both grazing and cereals.

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  • The reaction from one extreme has, indeed, tended to lead to another, until not only the heroes, but the very gods themselves, are being traced to very human, not to say commonplace, origins.

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  • The Christian apologists of the 2nd century, however, found plenty of testimony to their doctrine of the unity of God in the writings of Greek poets and philosophers; it was a commonplace in the revival under the Empire; and among the group of religions embraced under the name Buddhism more than one form must be ranked as monotheistic. The idealist philosophy of the Prajiia Paramita in the system of the " Great Vehicle " declared that " every phenomenon is the manifestation of mind " (Beal, Catena, p. 303).

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  • A commonplace verse-rendering of the Life of Bishop Elphinstone, which was written by Alexander Gardyne in 1619, remains in MS. There is no modern edition of the history, though the versions of Bellenden and Stewart have been edited.

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  • By 1906 this plurality of authorship had become almost a commonplace of the market.

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  • It is compiled out of an Adversaria, or commonplace book, in which he had jotted down everything of unusual interest that he heard in conversation or read in books, and it comprises notes on grammar, geometry, philosophy, history and almost every other branch of knowledge.

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  • Wordsworth was to show the real poetry that lies hidden in commonplace subjects, while Coleridge was to treat supernatural subjects to illustrate the common emotions of humanity.

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  • But, above all, the central figure of his book redeems it from the possibility of the charge of being commonplace or ignoble.

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  • In a small commonplace book, bearing on the seventh page the date of January 1663/1664, there are several articles on angular sections, and the squaring of curves and " crooked lines that may be squared," several calculations about musical notes, geometrical propositions from Francis Vieta and Frans van Schooten, annotations out of Wallis's Arithmetic of Infinities, together with observations on refraction, on the grinding of " spherical optic glasses," on the errors of lenses and the method of rectifying them, and on the extraction of all kinds of roots, particularly those " in affected powers."

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  • By 1906 this plurality of authorship had become almost a commonplace of the market.

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  • In Alciphron or the Minute Philosopher Berkeley gives the fullest statement of this argument, while adding more commonplace attacks on the pettiness of religious scepticism.

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  • Men so moved so to act could hardly be commonplace; and so among them we find characters strong and marked, with equal ability to rule and to obey, as William Bradford (1590-1657) and Brewster, Edward Winslow (1595-1655) and Miles Standish (1584-1656), John Winthrop (1588-1649) and Dr Samuel Fuller, and men so inflexible in their love of liberty and faith in man as Roger Williams and young Harry Vane.

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  • In person Lord Selborne was of about the average height: his manners when among strangers were somewhat reserved; his style, both in speaking and writing, was fluent, tending to diffuseness; his oratory was marked by uniform good sense and lucidity, both of arrangement and language; and if he never reached the highest level of oratorical excellence, he never descended to what was commonplace or irrelevant.

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  • Spengel, indeed, tries to bring the latest date in the book down to 330; but it is by absurdly supposing that the author could not have got the commonplace, " one ought to criticize not bitterly but gently," except from Demosthenes, De Corona (§ 265).

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  • Spengel, indeed, tries to bring the latest date in the book down to 330; but it is by absurdly supposing that the author could not have got the commonplace, " one ought to criticize not bitterly but gently," except from Demosthenes, De Corona (§ 265).

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  • Mahommed in fact represented a revolt against the anthropomorphism of commonplace Mahommedan orthodoxy, but he was a rigid predestinarian and a strict observer of the law.

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  • As a poet he is gracefully commonplace, and the only lines by Paulding which survive in popular memory are the familiar "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers: Where is the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked ?"

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  • Scaliger called him "a povertystricken talent, slow in operation; his work is very commonplace; he aped his father."

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  • Wilhelm Meister is a work of extraordinary variety, ranging from the commonplace realism of the troupe of strolling players to the poetic romanticism of Mignon and the harper; its flashes of intuitive criticism and its weighty apothegms add to its value as a Bildungsroman in the best sense of that word.

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  • Everything he published in later life may be called a commentary, an excursus or a scholium to his main book; and many of them are decidedly of the nature of commonplace books or collectanea of notes.

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  • The town hall and the university buildings, dating from 1712 and restored in 1886, are commonplace erections; but to the south of the Ludwigsplatz, upon which most of the academical buildings lie, stands the new university library, a handsome structure of pink sandstone in German Renaissance style.

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  • Nearly all his works possess genuine and solid merits which raise them above the commonplace, and many of them still remain valuable.

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  • And in this same commonplace book the following entry made by Newton himself, many years afterwards, gives a further account of the nature of his work during the period when he was an undergraduate: " July 4, 1699.

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  • Newton must have left college before August 1665, as his name does not appear in the list of those who received extra commons on that occasion, and he tells us himself in the extract from his commonplace book already quoted that he was " forced from Cambridge by the plague " in the summer of that year.

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  • Scaliger called him "a povertystricken talent, slow in operation; his work is very commonplace; he aped his father."

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  • Newton must have left college before August 1665, as his name does not appear in the list of those who received extra commons on that occasion, and he tells us himself in the extract from his commonplace book already quoted that he was " forced from Cambridge by the plague " in the summer of that year.

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  • Instead of reading Aristotle and other naturalists, people went for information to commonplace books like those of Aelian, in which scraps of folk-lore, travellers' tales and fragments of misapprehended science were set forth in an elegant style.

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  • His brilliant parts were somewhat obscured by his rather erratic conduct, and a certain contempt, partly aristocratic and partly intellectual, for commonplace men and ways.

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  • The faults make analysis exceptionally difficult, for they are no longer commonplace; indeed, the gravest dangers of modern Wagnerism arise from the fact that there is hardly any non-musical aspect in which Wagner's later work is not important enough to produce a school of essentially non-musical critics who have no notion how far Wagner's mature music transcends the rest of his thought, nor how often it rises where his philosophy falls.

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  • After their realization by Bismarck these ideas have become sufficiently commonplace; but they were nowise obvious when thus published by Lassalle.

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  • On no great subject did his principles rise above the commonplace of party, nor had he the magnanimity which excuses rather than aggravates the faults of others.

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  • Amongst rhymed novels-novels in verse formthe best is the Delibdbok h ise (" The Hero of Mirages "), in which Ladislas Arany tells, in brilliantly humorous and captivating fashion, the story of a young Magyar nobleman who, at first full of great ideals and aspirations, finally ends as a commonplace country squire.

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  • A consequence of this change of circumstances was that comedy was no longer national in character and sentiment, but had become imitative and artistic. The life which Terence represents is that of the well-to-do citizen class whose interests are commonplace, but whose modes of thought and speech are refined, humane and intelligent.

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  • For an unusually long period this particular poetry had occupied public and professional opinion, and all the commonplace things about it had been said and re-said to satiety.

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  • The supreme test, satisfied so frequently as to be commonplace, was a shocking form of suicide performed with a placid mien.

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  • He was colour-blind to commonplace morality, and we are angry with him because he merged the hues of ethics in one grey monotone of politics.

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  • Nothing in his own church at Bemerton was too commonplace to serve as a starting-point for the epigrammatic expression of his piety.

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  • Sometimes, though not very often, the sections are in no proper sense essays, but merely commonplace book entries of singular facts or quotations, with hardly any comment.

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  • The subject was a commonplace of ancient writers, and was depicted by the painter Polygnotus on the walls of the Lesche at Delphi (Pausanias x.

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  • Unfortunately his extemporaneous speeches were commonplace, in very bad taste, fervently intemperate and denunciatory; and though this was probably due largely to temperament and habits of stump-speaking formed in early life, it was attributed by his enemies to drink.

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  • The scandalous chronicle of her life was the commonplace of all Europe.

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  • Besides these there are many useful, though commonplace, fur-bearing animals like mink, musquash, skunk, raccoon, opossum, hamster, rabbit, hares and moles, that thrive by depredations upon cultivated land.

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  • 18) as the fundamental law of religious morals, became in a certain sense a commonplace of Pharisaic scholasticism.

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  • Melodious, effective, readily intelligible, with a dash of the commonplace, Les Preludes, Tasso, Mazeppa and Fest-Kldnge bid for popularity.

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  • We do not need to be reminded that Beatrice's adorer had a wife and children, or that Laura's poet owned a son and daughter by a concubine, in order to perceive that the mystic passion of chivalry was compatible in the middle ages with commonplace matrimony or vulgar illegitimate connexions.

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  • It is a modern commonplace - Loofs dates the formula from about 1825 - that Protestantism has two principles: a " formal principle," the authority of Scripture, and a " material principle," the doctrine of justification by faith.

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  • The faults make analysis exceptionally difficult, for they are no longer commonplace; indeed, the gravest dangers of modern Wagnerism arise from the fact that there is hardly any non-musical aspect in which Wagner's later work is not important enough to produce a school of essentially non-musical critics who have no notion how far Wagner's mature music transcends the rest of his thought, nor how often it rises where his philosophy falls.

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  • Nothing in his own church at Bemerton was too commonplace to serve as a starting-point for the epigrammatic expression of his piety.

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  • 18) as the fundamental law of religious morals, became in a certain sense a commonplace of Pharisaic scholasticism.

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  • When the king symbolizes both the god and the extent of his kingdom, ceremonies which could appear commonplace often acquire a new significance, any discussion of which belongs to the intricacies of the history of religion and pre-monarchical society.

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  • The various title-words of the several articles are often the merest stalkinghorses, under cover of which to shoot at the Bible or the church, the target being now and then shifted to the political institutions of the writer's country, his personal foes, &c., and the whole being largely seasoned with that acute, rather superficial, common-sense, but also commonplace, ethical and social criticism which the 18th century called philosophy.

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  • The various title-words of the several articles are often the merest stalkinghorses, under cover of which to shoot at the Bible or the church, the target being now and then shifted to the political institutions of the writer's country, his personal foes, &c., and the whole being largely seasoned with that acute, rather superficial, common-sense, but also commonplace, ethical and social criticism which the 18th century called philosophy.

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  • This broad and indefeasible principle he enunciated and defended in essay after essay, in lecture after lecture, until what at first was rejected as a paradox came in the end to be accepted as a commonplace.

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  • vii.) which defines pleasure as activity is simply stating an Aristotelian commonplace.

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  • As regards the sources of the narrative part of the Periodoi, it is possible that the "recognition" motif was a literary commonplace.

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  • But his learning even in divinity was far from commonplace.

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  • Commonplace >>

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  • Locke's commonplace books throw welcome light on the history of his mind in early life.

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  • His journals and commonplace books in these years show the Essay in preparation.

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  • Once a paradox it is now commonplace, and the superabundant argument in the Letters on Toleration fatigues the modern reader.

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  • This adds a good deal to what was previously known, as Lord King was able to draw from the mass of correspondence, journals and commonplace books of Locke in his possession.

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  • Such facile metres are called "political," in the sense of "commonplace," "of the city."

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  • " They contain nothing that is not orthodox and commonplace, 1 Cf.

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  • But Biblical facts have at last triumphed over tradition, and the non-Mosaic authorship of Deuteronomy is now a commonplace of criticism.

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  • Owing largely to the simplicity and symmetry of the syllogism it has been a commonplace of logic to make the syllogistic form the type of all thought.

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  • The name of Navarre is derived by etymologists from "nava" a flat valley surrounded by hills (a commonplace name in Spain; cf.

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  • The splendour of his reign is a commonplace.

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  • 15.36) as a source of inspiration, and this has passed into a commonplace of modern literature.

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  • Hence we are thrown back upon that correspondence with brother naturalists which has raised his life and its influence so far beyond the commonplace.

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  • 4), printed by Giles and Migne, also in Original Lives of Anglo-Saxons (Caxton Soc., 1854); but the best authority is William of Malmesbury, who in the fifth book, devoted to St Aldhelm, of the Gesta Pontificum proposes to fill up the outline of Faritius, using the church records, the traditions of Aldhelm's miracles preserved by the monks of Malmesbury, and the lost "Handboc" or commonplace book of King Alfred.

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  • Neutrality was in the line of commonplace American thinking of that time, as may be seen in the writings of all the leading men of the day.

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  • "Life is remarkably commonplace, if you think about it," I countered.

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  • Notable rainfall accumulations were commonplace and numerous local rainfall records have been established.

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  • adenovirus type 1 is commonplace.

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  • anaesthesiaravenous anesthesia (TIVA) where the patient breathes oxygen enriched air is becoming more commonplace.

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  • Many still wear bluejeans - and sometimes more unusual items like boas - but headscarves are commonplace.

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  • News of ' transfer ballots ' will become commonplace.

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  • Carp to over 30 pounds, Barbel to 15 pounds plus and chub to 6 pounds seem commonplace.

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  • Live shows became more commonplace with the String Band headlining rather than supporting other artists.

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  • commonplace occurrence.

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  • commonplace book, with distinctive Scots spelling.

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  • commonplace usage meaning roughly 'you there ' .

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  • commonplace assumption underlying this suggestion.

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  • commonplace observations.

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  • commonplace objects, transforming them into objects of great beauty.

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  • Yet while road trip movies are fairly commonplace nowadays, few have been done as memorably as this.

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  • In-house sales are assured; chips are increasingly commonplace in the electronic devices the Japanese company produces.

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  • Nowadays sex seems to have become almost commonplace in Chinese life.

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  • Similar ideas are relatively commonplace in CBL and in the virtual laboratories of the natural and physical sciences.

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  • The use of creatine is now commonplace, with supplements widely available at a fraction of the original cost.

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  • UFO encounters have become quite commonplace at this AEC site.

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  • commonplace to hear Robbie's cry of " slow down " .

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  • Recently, the term, " text " has become commonplace in critical writing instead of film, movie, or even story.

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  • But while its attempts to be original only serve to make it seem commonplace it is still a nice pub.

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  • commonplace in cattle country!

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  • commonplace in today 's world.

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  • French cookery of the grand school suffers by being associated with such commonplace achievements.

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  • Curfews, restricted movement and forced displacement are now commonplace.

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  • exposing corporate duplicity and galvanizing global or local protest around common themes has become commonplace.

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  • Severe and debilitating fatigue, painful muscles and joints, disordered sleep, gastric disturbances, poor memory and concentration are commonplace.

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  • On " Satisfaction " Richards recorded perhaps the first hit featuring a guitar fuzz effect which has since become commonplace.

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  • involuntary servitude to the powers of the commonplace and the terrible domination of the everyday.

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  • In some South American field mice and the Scandinavian wood lemming, XY females are commonplace.

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  • In France magnums are commonplace, but there is something special about having magnums on a dinner table.

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  • methodical manner, as tho the events which he narrated were commonplace enough.

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  • miscellanyject is producing a database guide to about 400 manuscript miscellanies and commonplace books by British women from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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  • pipeline leaks and explosions are commonplace, in part because the monopoly lacks sufficient funds for basic maintenance of equipment.

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  • Notable rainfall accumulations were commonplace and numerous local rainfall accumulations were commonplace and numerous local rainfall records have been established.

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  • The £ 1 million mortgage, once an extreme rarity, is becoming more commonplace.

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  • A slight rustle of leaves on a commonplace summer's day.

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  • rustle of leaves on a commonplace summer's day.

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  • But you are not in involuntary servitude to the powers of the commonplace and the terrible domination of the everyday.

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  • This book offers a hundred simple prayers rooted in everyday experience, the commonplace offering a springboard to personal devotion.

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  • Your father, I scarcely like to remind you, since it is so trite a commonplace, is older than yourself.

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  • With the growing ubiquity of computing, particularly use of the Internet, projects which once would have been unthinkable have become commonplace.

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  • undreamed of a decade ago are now commonplace.

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  • In older, and less commonplace browsers the site may appear different but should be easily useable still.

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  • Mahommed in fact represented a revolt against the anthropomorphism of commonplace Mahommedan orthodoxy, but he was a rigid predestinarian and a strict observer of the law.

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  • One was the expedition (problematic in its motive and details) to the oracle of Zeus Ammon (Oasis of Siwa), where Alexander was hailed by the priest as son of the god, a belief which the circle of Alexander, and perhaps Alexander himself, seem hereafter to have liked to play with in that sort of semi-serious vein which still allowed him in the moments of every-day commonplace to be the son of Philip. The other action was the foundation of Alexandria at the Canopic mouth of the Nile, the place destined to be a new commercial centre for the eastern Mediterranean world which Alexander had now taken in possession, to rise to an importance which the founder, although obviously acting with intention, can hardly have foreseen (E.

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  • Although Wolfe Tone had none of the attributes of greatness, "he rises," says Lecky, "far above the dreary level of commonplace which Irish conspiracy in general presents.

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  • In Alciphron or the Minute Philosopher Berkeley gives the fullest statement of this argument, while adding more commonplace attacks on the pettiness of religious scepticism.

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  • It is at the same time commonplace enough in conception; but there is much that is charming in the descriptions, Jonson and Lyly being respectively laid under contribution in the course of the dialogue, and in one of the incidental lyrics.

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  • When he does venture upon more abstract criticism his standards are often commonplace and superficial, and the world scheme to which he relates events is less profound-than the thought of his time altogether warranted.

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  • Instead of reading Aristotle and other naturalists, people went for information to commonplace books like those of Aelian, in which scraps of folk-lore, travellers' tales and fragments of misapprehended science were set forth in an elegant style.

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  • His brilliant parts were somewhat obscured by his rather erratic conduct, and a certain contempt, partly aristocratic and partly intellectual, for commonplace men and ways.

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  • His work is a kind of commonplace book kept without scientific discrimination.

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  • This broad and indefeasible principle he enunciated and defended in essay after essay, in lecture after lecture, until what at first was rejected as a paradox came in the end to be accepted as a commonplace.

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  • And the defects are in all respects commonplace; they have no resemblance to that uncanny discomfort which often warns the wise critic that he is dealing with an immortal.

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  • Among his poems, which are modelled on Pope and Akenside and rather commonplace, may be mentioned: Paradise of Coquettes (1814); Wanderer in Norway (1815); Warfiend (1816); Bower of Spring (1817); Agnes (1818); Emily (1819); a collected edition in 4 vols.

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  • After their realization by Bismarck these ideas have become sufficiently commonplace; but they were nowise obvious when thus published by Lassalle.

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  • On no great subject did his principles rise above the commonplace of party, nor had he the magnanimity which excuses rather than aggravates the faults of others.

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  • Amongst rhymed novels-novels in verse formthe best is the Delibdbok h ise (" The Hero of Mirages "), in which Ladislas Arany tells, in brilliantly humorous and captivating fashion, the story of a young Magyar nobleman who, at first full of great ideals and aspirations, finally ends as a commonplace country squire.

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  • When the king symbolizes both the god and the extent of his kingdom, ceremonies which could appear commonplace often acquire a new significance, any discussion of which belongs to the intricacies of the history of religion and pre-monarchical society.

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  • A consequence of this change of circumstances was that comedy was no longer national in character and sentiment, but had become imitative and artistic. The life which Terence represents is that of the well-to-do citizen class whose interests are commonplace, but whose modes of thought and speech are refined, humane and intelligent.

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  • Charpentier, who was long in receipt of a pension of 1200 livres from Colbert, was erudite and ingenious, but he was always heavy and commonplace.

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  • The reaction from one extreme has, indeed, tended to lead to another, until not only the heroes, but the very gods themselves, are being traced to very human, not to say commonplace, origins.

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  • For an unusually long period this particular poetry had occupied public and professional opinion, and all the commonplace things about it had been said and re-said to satiety.

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  • The supreme test, satisfied so frequently as to be commonplace, was a shocking form of suicide performed with a placid mien.

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  • He turned the eyes of his contemporaries from the commonplace social humours of later Greek life to the contemplation of the heroic age.

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  • He was colour-blind to commonplace morality, and we are angry with him because he merged the hues of ethics in one grey monotone of politics.

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  • The excesses of the earliest Spanish settlers have become a commonplace, largely through the passionate eloquence of Bartolome de Las Casas (see LAS Casas).

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  • Men so moved so to act could hardly be commonplace; and so among them we find characters strong and marked, with equal ability to rule and to obey, as William Bradford (1590-1657) and Brewster, Edward Winslow (1595-1655) and Miles Standish (1584-1656), John Winthrop (1588-1649) and Dr Samuel Fuller, and men so inflexible in their love of liberty and faith in man as Roger Williams and young Harry Vane.

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  • On the side of the philosophy of science his observations are usually commonplace or superficial.

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  • Sometimes, though not very often, the sections are in no proper sense essays, but merely commonplace book entries of singular facts or quotations, with hardly any comment.

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  • In person Lord Selborne was of about the average height: his manners when among strangers were somewhat reserved; his style, both in speaking and writing, was fluent, tending to diffuseness; his oratory was marked by uniform good sense and lucidity, both of arrangement and language; and if he never reached the highest level of oratorical excellence, he never descended to what was commonplace or irrelevant.

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  • Proceeding upon such lines as these, the Jews wove together their Midrashic homilies or sermons where, though we may find much that seems commonplace, there are illuminating parables and proverbs, metaphors and similes, the whole affording admirable examples of the contemporary thought and culture, both of the writers and - what is often overlooked - the level of their hearers or readers.

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  • The subject was a commonplace of ancient writers, and was depicted by the painter Polygnotus on the walls of the Lesche at Delphi (Pausanias x.

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  • As a poet he is gracefully commonplace, and the only lines by Paulding which survive in popular memory are the familiar "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers: Where is the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked ?"

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  • The transcript used for the printed edition of Marenghi apparently often corrupted what was rare and strange to what was commonplace; e.g., 1.119, "dewglobes" to "dewdrops."

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  • vii.) which defines pleasure as activity is simply stating an Aristotelian commonplace.

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  • Unfortunately his extemporaneous speeches were commonplace, in very bad taste, fervently intemperate and denunciatory; and though this was probably due largely to temperament and habits of stump-speaking formed in early life, it was attributed by his enemies to drink.

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  • It is compiled out of an Adversaria, or commonplace book, in which he had jotted down everything of unusual interest that he heard in conversation or read in books, and it comprises notes on grammar, geometry, philosophy, history and almost every other branch of knowledge.

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  • The scandalous chronicle of her life was the commonplace of all Europe.

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  • Besides these there are many useful, though commonplace, fur-bearing animals like mink, musquash, skunk, raccoon, opossum, hamster, rabbit, hares and moles, that thrive by depredations upon cultivated land.

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  • Richard Hurd (1860), giving selections from Hurd's commonplace book, some correspondence, and extracts from contemporary accounts of the bishop. A review of this work, entitled "Bishop Hurd and his Contemporaries," appeared in the North British Review, vol.

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  • As regards the sources of the narrative part of the Periodoi, it is possible that the "recognition" motif was a literary commonplace.

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  • It should be added that the belief in salvation in this world, in this life, has appealed so strongly to Indian sympathies that from the time of the rise of Buddhism down to the present day it has been adopted as a part of general Indian belief, and Jivanmukti, salvation during this life, has become a commonplace in the religious language of India.

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  • But his learning even in divinity was far from commonplace.

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  • Wilhelm Meister is a work of extraordinary variety, ranging from the commonplace realism of the troupe of strolling players to the poetic romanticism of Mignon and the harper; its flashes of intuitive criticism and its weighty apothegms add to its value as a Bildungsroman in the best sense of that word.

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  • Goethe has here taken a simple story of village life, mirrored in it the most pregnant ideas of his time, and presented it with a skill which may well be called Homeric; but he has discriminated with the insight of genius between the Homeric method of reproducing the heroic life of primitive Greece and the same method as adapted to the commonplace happenings of 18th-century Germany.

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  • A commonplace verse-rendering of the Life of Bishop Elphinstone, which was written by Alexander Gardyne in 1619, remains in MS. There is no modern edition of the history, though the versions of Bellenden and Stewart have been edited.

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  • Melodious, effective, readily intelligible, with a dash of the commonplace, Les Preludes, Tasso, Mazeppa and Fest-Kldnge bid for popularity.

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  • We do not need to be reminded that Beatrice's adorer had a wife and children, or that Laura's poet owned a son and daughter by a concubine, in order to perceive that the mystic passion of chivalry was compatible in the middle ages with commonplace matrimony or vulgar illegitimate connexions.

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  • The Christian apologists of the 2nd century, however, found plenty of testimony to their doctrine of the unity of God in the writings of Greek poets and philosophers; it was a commonplace in the revival under the Empire; and among the group of religions embraced under the name Buddhism more than one form must be ranked as monotheistic. The idealist philosophy of the Prajiia Paramita in the system of the " Great Vehicle " declared that " every phenomenon is the manifestation of mind " (Beal, Catena, p. 303).

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  • Everything he published in later life may be called a commentary, an excursus or a scholium to his main book; and many of them are decidedly of the nature of commonplace books or collectanea of notes.

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  • Wordsworth was to show the real poetry that lies hidden in commonplace subjects, while Coleridge was to treat supernatural subjects to illustrate the common emotions of humanity.

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  • The town hall and the university buildings, dating from 1712 and restored in 1886, are commonplace erections; but to the south of the Ludwigsplatz, upon which most of the academical buildings lie, stands the new university library, a handsome structure of pink sandstone in German Renaissance style.

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  • It became a commonplace to say that he was put to death for an error of judgment.

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  • But, above all, the central figure of his book redeems it from the possibility of the charge of being commonplace or ignoble.

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  • Nearly all his works possess genuine and solid merits which raise them above the commonplace, and many of them still remain valuable.

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  • In a small commonplace book, bearing on the seventh page the date of January 1663/1664, there are several articles on angular sections, and the squaring of curves and " crooked lines that may be squared," several calculations about musical notes, geometrical propositions from Francis Vieta and Frans van Schooten, annotations out of Wallis's Arithmetic of Infinities, together with observations on refraction, on the grinding of " spherical optic glasses," on the errors of lenses and the method of rectifying them, and on the extraction of all kinds of roots, particularly those " in affected powers."

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  • And in this same commonplace book the following entry made by Newton himself, many years afterwards, gives a further account of the nature of his work during the period when he was an undergraduate: " July 4, 1699.

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  • It is a modern commonplace - Loofs dates the formula from about 1825 - that Protestantism has two principles: a " formal principle," the authority of Scripture, and a " material principle," the doctrine of justification by faith.

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  • Locke's commonplace books throw welcome light on the history of his mind in early life.

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  • His journals and commonplace books in these years show the Essay in preparation.

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  • Once a paradox it is now commonplace, and the superabundant argument in the Letters on Toleration fatigues the modern reader.

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  • This adds a good deal to what was previously known, as Lord King was able to draw from the mass of correspondence, journals and commonplace books of Locke in his possession.

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  • Such facile metres are called "political," in the sense of "commonplace," "of the city."

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  • " They contain nothing that is not orthodox and commonplace, 1 Cf.

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  • But Biblical facts have at last triumphed over tradition, and the non-Mosaic authorship of Deuteronomy is now a commonplace of criticism.

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  • Owing largely to the simplicity and symmetry of the syllogism it has been a commonplace of logic to make the syllogistic form the type of all thought.

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  • The name of Navarre is derived by etymologists from "nava" a flat valley surrounded by hills (a commonplace name in Spain; cf.

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  • The splendour of his reign is a commonplace.

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  • 15.36) as a source of inspiration, and this has passed into a commonplace of modern literature.

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  • Hence we are thrown back upon that correspondence with brother naturalists which has raised his life and its influence so far beyond the commonplace.

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  • 4), printed by Giles and Migne, also in Original Lives of Anglo-Saxons (Caxton Soc., 1854); but the best authority is William of Malmesbury, who in the fifth book, devoted to St Aldhelm, of the Gesta Pontificum proposes to fill up the outline of Faritius, using the church records, the traditions of Aldhelm's miracles preserved by the monks of Malmesbury, and the lost "Handboc" or commonplace book of King Alfred.

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  • Neutrality was in the line of commonplace American thinking of that time, as may be seen in the writings of all the leading men of the day.

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  • A formal appeals process and trial by jury are commonplace.

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  • The £ 1 million mortgage, once an extreme rarity, is becoming more commonplace.

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  • A slight rustle of leaves on a commonplace summer 's day.

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  • This book offers a hundred simple prayers rooted in everyday experience, the commonplace offering a springboard to personal devotion.

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  • Media U-turn What has caused this mainstream media U-turn whereby quite strident criticism of Islam is now commonplace?

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  • Your father, I scarcely like to remind you, since it is so trite a commonplace, is older than yourself.

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  • With the growing ubiquity of computing, particularly use of the Internet, projects which once would have been unthinkable have become commonplace.

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  • High-speed ships are evolving rapidly: sizes and speeds of ferries undreamed of a decade ago are now commonplace.

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  • In older, and less commonplace browsers the site may appear different but should be easily useable still.

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  • You may want to avoid a "commonplace" name-after all, your daughter is special, so you bestow a special spelling to make her name unique.

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  • Business calculators have become so commonplace that most of the basic models should be shopped by price.

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  • These and other types of fraudulent activities are commonplace with companies that are not legitimate and are simply trying to scam people out of money.

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  • Elegant master bathrooms are more commonplace than they were ten years ago.

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  • As more people create their so-called McMansions, large and elaborate houses where modest homes once stood, master suites are becoming more commonplace.

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  • Home decorations made with seashells are commonplace along coastal areas.

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  • Especially on regional items or those that are in high demand, the resale of free beauty product samples is now commonplace.

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  • Especially on regional items or those that are in high demand, the resale of free beauty product samples is now commonplace.

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  • This commonplace procedure instantly brings new life to your pearly whites!

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  • Some of the animals seem commonplace now, but at that time Mexicans had never seen them.

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  • For as you say, anyone can say the commonplace, the ordinary vulgarities of the day.

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  • California Wine Country: Weddings in a Napa or Sonoma Valley vineyard are becoming more commonplace.

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  • Bridal showers featuring couples are becoming more commonplace.

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  • If you are hosting a shower and know that money trees are commonplace for the couple's friends and family, you may be able to include the tree in your planning.

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  • I don't have hard statistics, but I can tell you that by working with teens and their families who have experienced this issue firsthand, it is much more commonplace than parents might want to believe.

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  • Hollywood DUI arrests are becoming commonplace these days - everyone from [Lindsay Lohan's DUI Arrest |Lindsay Lohan]] to Paris Hilton to Kiefer Sutherland have been caught drinking and driving.

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  • Apologies from celebrities and sports figures are pretty commonplace, but are they necessary?

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  • Today a light blue blouse for Cadettes and dark blue for Seniors is commonplace.

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  • Again, these types of pajamas are commonplace during the holiday season.

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  • In the twenty-first century, tattoos have gained popularity in Western culture and become commonplace and even fashion statements.

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  • Skulls, flaming cue balls, and buxom babes are commonplace on billiards shirts, so don't be surprised at the options you find.

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  • The practice soon became commonplace in France, particularly amongst the upper class.

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  • Just because it's no longer commonplace to tip your hat to a lady, you should still observe this basic etiquette rule, even if you're overdue for a haircut and you don't want anyone to know.

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  • Despite the fact that t shirts are inherently some of the most basic, commonplace garments in just about everyone's closet, these styles stand out for miles thanks to their remarkable graphic prints.

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  • Though hats had always been commonplace in men's wardrobes, the '20s saw the adoption of various styles designed to suit different seasons.

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  • With organic foods becoming commonplace you can find organic lollipops, candy bars, and chips.

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  • Understanding the importance of a flattering and comfortable fit, retailers that specialize in plus size only lingerie have become quite commonplace.

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  • While "crazy" contacts are more popular than they used to be, they're still not exactly commonplace.

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  • Gambling became more commonplace, and shows like Celebrity Poker and ESPN coverage of major poker events brought the mainstream into the poker fold and showed them the ropes.

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  • Environments will continue to grow, making feats like load-screen-free games (as in Tony Hawk's American Wasteland and the Xbox's SSX 2) more commonplace.

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  • While authentic antique Deco pieces aren't commonplace, they are not rare either.

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  • In Japan, it is commonplace to see a man walking around looking at sex (manga) comics.

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  • That's why things like MP3 cell phones and camera phones have become so commonplace.

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  • This allowed for the possibility of data-based services, including not only mobile web and mobile e-mail access, but also services as commonplace today as text messaging.

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  • These days, streaming video over Hulu, YouTube, and any number of other sources is commonplace.

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  • "White lies" or "fibs" are commonplace in many households and social settings and are observed and imitated by children.

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  • It is developmentally suitable for young children to go through "clingy" stages where overt dependent behavior on a parent or caregiver is commonplace.

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  • For example, it is commonplace for preschoolers to show some distress on meeting new people and separating from their parents during the first week or two of daycare or in a new setting.

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  • While it has become so commonplace it would be difficult to imagine the dancing world without it, tap was actually developed in the United States around the nineteenth century.

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  • At many social gatherings where music and dancing are commonplace, knowing the dance steps for the hora can enable you to have even more fun than if you sit at the bar the whole evening watching other guests dancing and having fun.

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  • Each of these five dances has its own unique roots in history, having had an illustrious journey on the way to the international recognition and commonplace terminology it enjoys today.

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  • Because it has not yet become commonplace in most United States cities, the service is not available in all salons.

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  • These commonplace boutiques are part of the Regis Corporation, a publicly traded company (NYSE: RGS) founded in 1923 and today based in Edina, Minnesota.

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  • These styles differ from inverted bob hair (which, while unusual, is so trendy and commonplace that it has escaped the realm of alternative styles completely).

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  • In fact, changing things up is quite commonplace to a star that wears her hair up, half up, curly, straight, and in sleek, elegant ponytails.

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  • While a wax service may seem intimidating at first, rest assured they are commonplace in upscale salons and spas.

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  • During recent real estate booms in the past, the use of bridge loans to purchase residential properties in the hot housing market became a relatively commonplace form of real estate financing.

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  • But with the pregnant Demi Moore cover photo that appeared in Vanity Fair in 1991, it has became more commonplace for women to show off their expanding waistlines.

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  • Like greater options: Finally, this type of tankini can also provide more styling options to those who might be weary of the more commonplace one piece swimsuit and bikini styles.

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  • The word "couture" used to only be associated with European fashion trends, however it is now much more commonplace.

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  • Fret not, though: This style has become so commonplace that it has actually surpassed "trend" status and become something of a mainstay in the fashion industry.

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  • The company's can openers have a reputation for opening cans quickly and smoothly without leaving behind sharp edges that are commonplace when using a manual can opener.

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  • This behavior is commonplace following other disasters, and there are plenty of crooks who operate fraudulent charities on an everyday basis as well.

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  • While "new relationship energy" can be very present even from the first date, as time and routine set in, what was special becomes more commonplace.

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  • Even a traditional ring can be made more astonishing by presenting it in a unique way: as a gift, hidden in a flower, or otherwise outside the commonplace velvet ring box.

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  • It is just not as commonplace for it to happen.

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  • Rings may have been used by the ancient Romans to symbolize an eternal bond, and they became commonplace for European brides hundreds of years ago.

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  • The ancient Chinese birth charts proved accurate enough that their use became commonplace.

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  • While the significant spike in sightings occurred in Puerto Rico starting in 1995, the sightings and attacks also become commonplace throughout Mexico as well.

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  • Before paper money was commonplace, bartering was crucial to a family's survival.

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  • Half-sizes and wide and narrow fittings used to be much more commonplace than they are today.

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  • In this role, Savant played an openly gay man long before such subject matter was commonplace on prime time television.

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  • As tattooing became more mainstream, it was commonplace to see men, usually sailors, sporting the typical red, round heart with "Mom" in the center.

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  • Today, not only is astrology rather commonplace, it's also accepted and enjoyed for what it has to offer.

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  • Where it was once rather rare to see someone with real body ink, it's now fairly commonplace.

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  • While many people enjoy body piercings as a way to express their individuality, it is important to note that some piercings are not yet accepted into mainstream society as commonplace.

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  • However, as tattoos become more commonplace this is not as necessary as it once was.

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  • Not so long ago, it was considered taboo for a woman to be inked, today it is commonplace.

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  • If possible, avoid driving a car, as long lines of traffic are commonplace on the causeway from the mainland.

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  • They gave them a "hero" feel rather than a girl one, and people began to embrace them as commonplace, convenient, and most importantly, - fashionable.

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  • While a cropped (bra) top may be commonplace as Hot Yoga clothing, in a Hatha Yoga class with yogis of all ages, you may feel under-dressed.

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  • Rather a relationship of that nature--even if it's innocuous--is hidden from public view.In France, flirting and flattery is commonplace and is often done without the sexual undertones that you might find in the United States.

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  • "Nothing _____ more simple and more ordinary (commonplace) in nature."

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  • And the simple phrase is translated: "Nothing is more simple and more commonplace in nature."

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  • Now, however, layoffs and switching jobs are commonplace, so the need for financial assistance during times of unemployment is often a reality.

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  • Health insurance coverage of alternative medicine options is becoming more commonplace, as more people are seeking these types of treatments.

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  • Garters are commonplace, as well as panties that have full coverage.

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  • Designs: Some of the designs featured here are a bit more unique than some of the other run of the mill hearts and flowers that are so commonplace.

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  • Some proponents of P2P networks maintain that it is no different than mix tape/mix cd swapping that has always been commonplace (but then, the labels never really liked that either).

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  • Reality TV spoilers are now as commonplace as the television programs themselves, thanks to the Internet, which has become an endless wealth of information for all things entertainment.

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  • While reality spoilers are now commonplace, many viewers despise them.

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  • In Native American lore, the idea that beings can change between human and animal shape is as commonplace as the wicked stepmother in European tales.

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  • This is a question that many are asking as networking via the Internet is becoming commonplace.

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  • Flash animation and even entire web pages written using Flash coding are becoming more commonplace.

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