Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of commoner.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It was what they called the commoners in ancient Rome.

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  • The only solution that will actually work for us commoners is to get rid of ALL health insurance companies.

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  • And because her skin was of the colour of the heart 319 of the blue lotus, they called her Uppalavaṇṇā. 320 Now, when she was come of age, kings and commoners from the whole of India sent messengers to her father, saying: 'Give us your daughter.'

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  • The Copy Left, or the "free culture movement," as it is sometimes known, has articulated this position in part by drawing on the tradition of the medieval agricultural commons, the collective right of villagers, vassals and serfs - "commoners" - to make use of a plot of land.

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  • The Copy Left, or the "free culture movement," as it is sometimes known, has articulated this position in part by drawing on the tradition of the medieval agricultural commons, the collective right of villagers, vassals and serfs -- "commoners" -- to make use of a plot of land.

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  • He’s dressed simply in commoners’ garb, but the loping grace and speed with which he moves suggests that the clothes, in this case, may not precisely make the man.

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  • He then desired to know, “What arts were practised in electing those whom I called commoners: whether a stranger, with a strong purse, might not influence the vulgar voters to choose him before their own landlord, or the most considerable gentleman in the neighbourhood?

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  • Because royalty is trying to escape rigidity and adopt a common touch, she preferred on this formal occasion to adopt the informal usage of commoners, which is sometimes called common usage.

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  • Tiers was chosen rather than troisième on the analogy of the French tiers état, “third estate,” referring to the commoners.

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  • He then desired to know, "What arts were practised in electing those whom I called commoners: whether a stranger, with a strong purse, might not influence the vulgar voters to choose him before their own landlord, or the most considerable gentleman in the neighbourhood?

    Gulliver's Travels

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  • And royal weddings take extravagance to a level that we “commoners” seldom see. ODB June 11, 2011. - Orang kebanyakan, kaum awam.

    June 11, 2011