Definitions

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  • noun uncountable The quality or state of happening every day, or frequently.
  • noun countable The product or result of happening every day, or frequently.

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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From everyday +‎ -ness. Compare the similarly-formed German Alltäglichkeit (alltäglich + -keit).

Examples

  • Beautiful as ever, I said, but I spoke of the view, not of her [Do not lose beauty in everydayness, for to be surrounded by unnoticed beauty is to live in its absence].

    Moon View Mountain Road

  • Almost lost in their everydayness were the cabinet and console radio that flanked the entrance, or the coffee table which near the middle held glasses, ice bucket, seltzer, carafe, ashtrays, small dishes of delicacies.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • I loved the detail - I was caught up in the emotion, but I cringed at the ending because, had I been her, the "everydayness" would have removed my fear and given me the courage to face her!

    The Colour of Water

  • Being a presence means getting involved in the 'everydayness' of family life at home (no matter what your family structure is), from consistently setting limits to helping with homework to putting away the dishes.

    John Badalament: Modern Dads, The Second Shift and Seven Tips

  • It also has one of the most moving wedding scenes I've ever seen, but it's moving because of its "everydayness".

    All - Digital Spy - Entertainment and Media News

  • Regardless of whether or not you vehemently disagree with him, it is difficult, I think, not to come away with a deep appreciation for his philosophical creativity and ability to think outside constraints of "everydayness" or lived common sense.

    Larval Subjects .

  • If there ever was a symbol for the everydayness of eating and cooking, it would be the brown, lumpy spud.

    Prose and Potatoes's First Year Anniversary

  • If there ever was a symbol for the everydayness of eating and cooking, it would be the brown, lumpy spud.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • From Memphis, Tennessee, Eggleston also looks with an insider's eye, but his south is a stranger, darker place even in its everydayness.

    Myth, Manners and Memory: Photographers of the American South

  • How the writer, in particular, creates the narrative, finds the words, creates the mood to capture the reality of that moment with a clarity almost beyond real … anchored in the everydayness of the act, the matter-of-factness of thought and thoughtlessness.

    tim o’brien | in the lake of the woods « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

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