Definitions

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  • n. The average citizen, as contrasted with the social, political or cultural elite.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who holds no title

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Examples

  • I think the common man had trouble voting for a president who windsurfs.

    Race You to the Fountain of Youth

  • Aune: Even a common man like myself has something he is bound to maintain.

    Pillars of Society

  • 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.

    Mein Kampf

  • It was, for Forsythe, a familiar pattern: common man meets Important Personage and instantly starts walking on eggs.

    Angelmass

  • 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.

    An Island Story: A History of England for Boys and Girls

  • 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.”

    Adam Bede

  • 'Daniel O'Connell,' observes the prince, after his visit to Derrinane, 'is no common man ” though the man of the commonalty.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

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