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Usage examples for commonplace

  1. It was absolutely not commonplace. – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland
  2. It seemed natural that he and Glory should be going hand in hand into that place of dreams like children at play and hearing joyous voices that were mute and nonexistent in the world of commonplace and fact. – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  3. " He made a commonplace excuse," I answered. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  4. She was not at all proper, Betty was glad to see, but as full of fun as an ordinary commonplace girl. – Betty Trevor by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
  5. Supreme Occasions Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions. – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  6. All that was strange to the Heaths was commonplace to him. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  7. Tragedies became commonplace in those cabins. – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  8. All this, to you, Luscombe, is commonplace. – "The Pomp of Yesterday" by Joseph Hocking
  9. It was sufficiently commonplace. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  10. He woke the Duchess up, and made a few commonplace remarks about the weather. – The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne
  11. It was the most commonplace event to him. – The Best Psychic Stories by Various
  12. This sort of interview, which had become a commonplace with his cousin Ginger, was new to him. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  13. But can't you try and write something a little more commonplace, or hit upon something that people understand better?" – Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  14. He broke it by making a commonplace inquiry after her health. – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  15. I should have imagined that the sea would become very commonplace to men whose business was carried on in boats, and who had spent night after night and day after day from their boyhood on the water; but that is a mistake. – Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  16. Modern affairs seem a bit commonplace to some of us. – The River and I by John G. Neihardt
  17. Yet the best part of Chaucer's nature, it is hardly necessary to say, was neither conventional nor commonplace. – Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward
  18. But do you care for him sufficiently to pass a lifetime with him- after the war- an ordinary, commonplace lifetime?" – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  19. Your playing golf with Lord Wolfenden afterwards was commonplace enough!" – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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