Definition of Commonplaces

1. Noun. (plural of commonplace) ¹



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Definition of Commonplaces

1. commonplace [n] - See also: commonplace

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Commonplaces

commonitive
commonitory
commonize
commonized
commonizes
commonizing
commonly
commonness
commonnesses
commonplace
commonplace book
commonplace books
commonplaced
commonplacely
commonplaceness
commonplaces (current term)
commonplacing
commons
commonsense
commonsensible
commonsensical
commonty
commonweal
commonweals
commonwealth
commonwealthman
commonwealthmen
commonwealths
commonwealthsman
commonwealthsmen

Literary usage of Commonplaces

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1. The Cornhill Magazine by George Smith (1863)
"In time, however, such admissions, made merely for controversial purposes, become established as recognized commonplaces. For some temporary purpose people ..."

2. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1901)
"... and very far indeed from the worst, example of the national folk-epic which blends traditions of all sorts, adds commonplaces from the general stock of ..."

3. Songs from the South-west Country by Freeman Edwin Miller (1898)
"Oh, the happy commonplaces ! How remembrance interlaces In the sombre soul of shadow all the ... And the joyous commonplaces ! How their music madly races ..."

4. A Parody Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1904)
"R commonplaces AIN on the face of the sea, Rain on the sodden land, And the window-pane is blurred with rain As I watch it, ..."

5. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"Franklin P. Adams. commonplaces RAIN on the face of the sea, Rain on the sodden land, And the window-pane is blurred with rain As I watch it, pen in hand. ..."

6. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"commonplaces (HEINE) RAIN on the face of the sea, Rain on the sodden land, And the window-pane is blurred with rain As I watch it, pen in hand. ..."

7. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1893)
"... deal copiously and skilfully with those commonplaces of argument which would be available in almost any case. His education taught him to prefer general ..."

8. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle of St. James by James Hardy Ropes (1916)
"... either individually or in their combination, go beyond the range of religious commonplaces, while the more original elements of expression and thought ..."

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