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- n. The average citizen, as contrasted with the social, political or cultural elite.
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- n. a person who holds no title
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I think the common man had trouble voting for a president who windsurfs.
Aune: Even a common man like myself has something he is bound to maintain.
Thus, at the turn of the century the common man in the streetcould no longer find any special admiration for the princess who rode alongthe front in uniform.
It was, for Forsythe, a familiar pattern: common man meets Important Personage and instantly starts walking on eggs.
His clothes were so old and worn that the cowherd's wife thought that he was a friend of her husband, and so she treated him as if he had been a common man and not a great king.
I’ll never gi’ my consent to her going for a lady’s maid, while she’s got good friends to take care on her till she’s married to somebody better nor one o’ them valets, as is neither a common man nor a gentleman, an’ must live on the fat o’ the land, an’s like enough to stick his hands under his coat-tails and expect his wife to work for him.”
'Daniel O'Connell,' observes the prince, after his visit to Derrinane, 'is no common man ” though the man of the commonalty.