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To this class of commonplace people belong several characters in this novel;-- characters which--I admit--I have not drawn very vividly up to now for my reader's benefit.
To a commonplace man of limited intellect, for instance, nothing is simpler than to imagine himself an original character, and to revel in that belief without the slightest misgiving.
For the "clever commonplace" person, though he may possibly imagine himself a man of genius and originality, none the less has within his heart the deathless worm of suspicion and doubt; and this doubt sometimes brings a clever man to despair.
He said that no commonplace boy would ever have got his daughter out of the cave.
As he rarely met Anna, he could say nothing but commonplaces to her, but he said those commonplaces as to when she was returning to Petersburg, and how fond Countess Lidia Ivanovna was of her, with an expression which suggested that he longed with his whole soul to please her and show his regard for her and even more than that.
Life was so strange and wonderful, filled with an immensity of problems, of dreams, and of heroic toils, and yet these stories dealt only with the commonplaces of life.
[USA], Sept 2 (ANI): Commonplace suggestive jokes such as 'that's what she said' normalise and dismiss the horror of sexual misconduct experiences, experts have suggested in a new study.
(left),(top right) Example commonplace-based weather stories produced during winter 2016/17 by the Reno NWS and shared on social media, (bottom right) Example weather story produced during winter 2015/16 that did not include a commonplace.
He added: "This is really important because these [rape] trials have become more commonplace and the reporting of it has been more commonplace in recent times."
was training, prescribing have been now it's commonplace. It is now not uncommon for me to see patients on five different types of painkillers.
Emerging from that environment, Commonplace Books sits in a brick building--an Oklahoma classic--on a quiet street corner, ready to be part of something new.
One of MacPhail's commonplace metaphors is "A Gem in Its Setting," which he uses to discuss adaptation, translation, and un-translatability.