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commonplaceness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being commonplace or trite and uninteresting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being commonplace; commonness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or quality of being commonplace.

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

  • noun ordinariness as a consequence of being frequent and commonplace

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Dada-ism, we find that the charm of the idea exists mainly in the fact that they wish all things levelled in the mind of man to the degree of commonplaceness which is typical of and peculiar to it.

    Adventures in the Arts Informal Chapters on Painters, Vaudeville, and Poets

  • Yet, despite the careworn commonplaceness of her appearance, there was one respect in which she stood out from the ordinary: she had light grey eyes, a feature that was unusual in that part of the country.

    Excerpt: Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

  • Compared with my upbringing, the angst-laden teenage world I am viewing is almost banal, yet it is exactly this commonplaceness, this exotic pedestrianism, that I did not previously realize how desperately I craved.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • Compared with my upbringing, the angst-laden teenage world I am viewing is almost banal, yet it is exactly this commonplaceness, this exotic pedestrianism, that I did not previously realize how desperately I craved.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • Compared with my upbringing, the angst-laden teenage world I am viewing is almost banal, yet it is exactly this commonplaceness, this exotic pedestrianism, that I did not previously realize how desperately I craved.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • In his 1970 collection "American Violence: A Documentary History," Richard Hofstadter wrote of the "extraordinary frequency, [the] sheer commonplaceness" of violence in American history.

    The Anatomy of Violence

  • My chief recollection of our journey to Berlin was its commonplaceness.

    Greenmantle

  • She knew that there was nothing heroic or obviously dramatic in it, no magic of rare hours, nor valiant challenge, but it seemed to her that she was of some significance because she was commonplaceness, the ordinary life of the age, made articulate and protesting.

    Main Street

  • All the beauty of youth, first discovered when it is passing — and all the commonplaceness of a well-to-do unmarried man encountering a pretty girl at the time when she is slightly weary of her employment and sees no glory ahead nor any man she is glad to serve.

    Main Street

  • It was as a part of all this commonplaceness that she regarded the treatise on village-improvement.

    Main Street

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