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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.
The most extraordinary thing to my mind, of all the strange and wonderful things that happened upon that Friday, was the dovetailing of the commonplace habits of our social order with the first beginnings of the series of events that was to topple that social order headlong.
The trouble of rummaging among business papers, and of collecting and collating facts from amidst tedious and commonplace details, was spared me by my nephew, Pierre M.
The initial results support the hypothesis that effective public communication from NWS messaging can be improved by incorporating the concept of "commonplaces," which are the expressions of beliefs, values, and norms that construct community attitudes toward weather or natural hazard forecasts, into visual communication techniques such as NWS Weather Stories.
* Dancing around the Well: The Circulation of Commonplaces in Renaissance Humanism.
Giving the history of dramatic excerpting from its beginning in the 1590s to the end of the Restoration, Estill's important book provides the fullest account of dramatic extracting yet told, details several unknown commonplace books, miscellanies and separates (single sheets containing commonplaces), and illustrates the rich and varied literate responses there might be to early modern drama.
"The Temporality of Commonplaces: A Response to Meredith McGill." American Literary History 19, no.
[14] John Locke, in the seventeenth century, published his "New Method of a Commonplace Book" in which he described his method for copying and cataloguing commonplaces in painstaking detail.
To borrow from David Bartholomae, that is, I was unwittingly seeking the commonplaces of our profession: