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Quotes of uncommon

  1. Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed. – Joseph Addison
  2. The greatest service we can do the common man is to abolish him and make all men uncommon – Norman Angell
  3. A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god -fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side. – Aristotle
  4. Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world. – Jane Austen
  5. A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities. – Walter Bagehot
  6. When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. – George Washington Carver
  7. When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. – George Washington Carver
  8. May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs? – Charles Dickens
  9. Common sense is very uncommon – Horace Greeley
  10. It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom. – Dee Hock
  11. The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense. – William Ralph Inge
  12. Put the uncommon effort into the common task... make it large by doing it in a great way. – Orison Swett Marden
  13. Once upon a time there was a Queen who had a son so ugly and so misshapen that it was long disputed whether he had human form. A fairy who was at his birth said, however, that he would be very amiable for all that, since he would have uncommon good sense. – Charles Perrault
  14. It is not uncommon in modern times to see governments straining every nerve to keep the peace, and the people whom they represent, with patriotic enthusiasm and resentment over real or fancied wrongs, urging them forward to war. – Elihu Root
  15. To do common things perfectly is far better worth our endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably. – Harriet Beecher Stowe

Usage examples for uncommon

  1. Now a mule is mortal, and a dead one not uncommon – Frank of Freedom Hill by Samuel A. Derieux
  2. An uncommon sort, was Ragnhild. – Wanderers by Knut Hamsun
  3. " It's not so very uncommon said the lawyer. – The Loudwater Mystery by Edgar Jepson
  4. He lived in an atmosphere where such things were not uncommon and on occasion could take a hand himself. – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  5. " I do not say," he added, " this could happen to a thoughtful person; but it is no uncommon condition of a silly mind." – The Memorabilia Recollections of Socrates by Xenophon
  6. It is no uncommon paradox. – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
  7. He was " not to say mazelin yet, but getting helpless, and uncommon mean." – Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories by Juliana Horatio Ewing
  8. " He looks uncommon smart, and he shall have his choice, but if I'm a judge he'll want to try the pearling first; it will be a change for him. – The Second String by Nat Gould
  9. He was naturally a man of uncommon reserve, and most loyal in keeping his patients' secrets. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  10. You're uncommon good to Maddy. – Aikenside by Mary J. Holmes
  11. Such things happen to nobody but me; and then people say that I am the uncommon creature! – The Wandering Jew, Book II. by Eugene Sue
  12. Along the streets of New Haven they went, attracting but little attention, as it was not an uncommon sight at that season to see some of the college lads taking a night run in that manner. – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  13. Such a bargain is not uncommon – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  14. It was no uncommon thing for Rachel to get up early, and do the work, while her mother still slept; and, accordingly, that she should have done so, as Mrs. Gray thought, drew forth from her no comment on this particular morning. – Rachel Gray by Julia Kavanagh
  15. The story was not an uncommon one. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  16. It became an uncommon name now. – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  17. Anstice is an uncommon name, and I'm surprised you did not recognize it earlier. – Afterwards by Kathlyn Rhodes
  18. I have heard Mr. Murphy relate a very singular story, while he was present, greatly to the credit of his uncommon skill and knowledge of life and manners. – Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. during the last twenty years of his life by Hesther Lynch Piozzi
  19. But it was an uncommon case. – The Castle Of The Shadows by Alice Muriel Williamson
  20. This one was uncommon large, being as much as two miles, maybe, from shore to shore. – Friend Island by Francis Stevens

Rhymes for uncommon