common run

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Why, I mean to say, brothers, that if Muster Gashford had gone a hundred mile and got together fifty men of the common run, they wouldn't have been worth this one.
gives, as I know very well, having been invited to one of them to fill a vacant place, when I saw at once that these repasts are very superior to the common run of entertainments for which the humbler sort of J.
Yet I will pledge myself, that in humanity and good feeling he was superior to the common run of men.
It was useless to bandy words with one who gave such clear evidence of being something out of the common run of word-bandiers.
And he was ready to listen attentively to whatever the bird might communicate; for, at the siege of Troy, and elsewhere, he had known such odd things to happen, that he would not have considered it much out of the common run had this little feathered creature talked as plainly as himself.
They were conventionally correct, but an earnestness of purpose which could be felt in the very air lifted the business above the common run of affairs of honour.
There were reasons for this, accidents of geography and good luck, and a family history that was marginally different from that of the common run.
Other activities include a tea held by the Ladies Benevolent Society in the library garden, old-fashioned games on the Common run by members of the National Honor Society from the Athol-Royalston School District, and discussions by George Morrison and Elizabeth Farnsworth about field guides they have worked on.
The local people have demanded the immediate installation of water filtration plants, removal of the rusted water supply pipe lines, penalizing of the shopkeepers who supply the adulterated food stuff to the common run of people.
At large public affairs, cold bottles of champagne are brought ostentatiously to the Prime Minister and other senior officials, while the common run of guests (including diplomats and other ministers) content themselves with more normal refreshments.
The qualities that set Cook apart from the common run of politicos was that he was a man of utter conviction, not prepared to cut his cloth to suit the latest fashionable foibles of New Labour or to put theexercise of power on a higher pedestal than his own beliefs.
She refused all marriage proposals for the daughter and encouraged the son never to 'mix with the common run of the earth'.