common usage

See: custom
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SOCIETY is here used in a restricted sense, a common usage of the times to denote the gilded drones that did no labor, but only glutted themselves at the honey-vats of the workers.
It is now almost entirely used as an in-house term for the media rather than being in common usage.
LAHORE -- Common usage of mobile phone SMS and internet sources have promoted E-Cards culture and slowed down the industry of traditional Eid cards.
The title of which 1961 Joseph Heller novel has passed into common usage as a phrase meaning a no-win situation?
The report said that the American public anticipates that the coming half-century will be a period of profound scientific change, as inventions that were once confined to the realm of science fiction come into common usage, CNN reported.
By far the most obvious is the overuse of the word 'cool' which surely has to be totally superfluous at a winter sports event, but the far more irritating adjective in uncommonly common usage is 'crazy'.
Sea of Japan" was already in common usage in the world in the early 19th century, when the country had an isolationist policy and prior to Japanese colonial rule.
Perhaps it shouldn't be such a shock, though, for there's enough of the gentleman's game's quirky vernacular - out on a limb, off one's own bat, swings both ways, near the knuckle, keep his end up, hit for six and stumped are but a few phrases to have passed into common usage - to provide metaphors for use in just about every aspect of life.
Names of European origin are apparently preferred to those in common usage in the area covered by the guide (e.
But Jundal has said he was only responsible for familiarising the terrorists with the mannerisms of Mumbai, the dialects and some common usage words that are typical of Mumbai and India.
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