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Definition of Common

  • Belonging or relating equally, or similarly, to more than one; as, you and I have a common interest in the property.
  • Belonging to or shared by, affecting or serving, all the members of a class, considered together; general; public; as, properties common to all plants; the common schools; the Book of Common Prayer.
  • Often met with; usual; frequent; customary.
  • Not distinguished or exceptional; inconspicuous; ordinary; plebeian; -- often in a depreciatory sense.
  • Given to habits of lewdness; prostitute.
  • An inclosed or uninclosed tract of ground for pleasure, for pasturage, etc., the use of which belongs to the public; or to a number of persons.
  • The right of taking a profit in the land of another, in common either with the owner or with other persons; -- so called from the community of interest which arises between the claimant of the right and the owner of the soil, or between the claimants and other commoners entitled to the same right.
  • To have a joint right with others in common ground.
  • To board together; to eat at a table in common.
  • a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
  • having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual
  • belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public

How to use common in a sentence. Common pronunciation.

One by one we all had yielded to ceaseless intrigue and common distrust of each other, until no honest man was left; till all were intent to save their lives by holding power; for in this land to lose power is to lose life.
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Egypt, industrial in a real sense; Egypt, paying her own way without tyranny and loans: Egypt, without corvee, and with an army hired from a full public purse; Egypt, grown strong and able to resist the suzerainty and cruel tribute-that touched his native goodness of heart, so long, in disguise; it appealed to the sense of leadership in him; to the love of the soil deep in his bones; to regard for the common people-for was not his mother a slave?
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I am apt to think, that very few of 'em have read Mr. Collier's 'View of the Stage'; if they had, they would there see the _Corruptions_ of the Plays set in so clear a Light, that one would believe, they should never after be Tempted to appear in a Place where _Lewdness_ and _Obscenity_ (not to mention other Immoralities) are so great a part of the Entertainment; a Place that is now become the _Common Rendezvouz_ of the most Lewd and Dissolute Persons; the _Exchange_, (if I may so call it) where they meet to carry on the _vilest_ and _worst_ of Practices.
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Very often these partitions were made of old flour sacks basted together; and then the difference between the common herd and the aristocracy was, that the common herd had unornamented sacks, while the walls of the aristocrat were overpowering with rudimental fresco-i.e., red and blue mill brands on the flour sacks.
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Some of these spiders could straddle over a common saucer with their hairy, muscular legs, and when their feelings were hurt, or their dignity offended, they were the wickedest-looking desperadoes the animal world can furnish.
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Johnny Morgan, a common loafer, had gone to sleep in the gutter and waked up worth a hundred thousand dollars, in consequence of the decision in the "Lady Franklin and Rough and Ready" lawsuit.
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A very common calculation is that many of our mines will yield five hundred dollars to the ton.
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We four always spread our common stock of blankets together on the frozen ground, and slept side by side; and finding that our foolish, long-legged hound pup had a deal of animal heat in him, Oliphant got to admitting him to the bed, between himself and Mr. Ballou, hugging the dog's warm back to his breast and finding great comfort in it.
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She's a great Enemy to all Enclosures, for whatever she has, she makes it common.
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Unhappy in having my Reputation taken away by him, and Unhappy in being us'd more barbarously and Ignominiously by him, than if I were a Common Whore!
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But 'tis the common Theam that you are pleas'd to entertain our Sex withal, tho there be nothing in it.
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I know not what you do in the Country, _says one of the Sparks_, but here in _London_ 'tis as common as Washing of Dishes.
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Nor am I one of those who will take up with what the Street affords: For I assure you I don't eat _Baked Pudding_ or _Apple-Pye_ at _Holbourn-Bridge_, or such other Places, as common Carmen do.
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The common belief that she was a fallen woman is destitute of the slightest foundation.
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Dore's illustration, which portrays Mary Magdalene as a heartbroken and despairing sinner, shows that he has fallen into the common error.
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We've met on the Common now and then, and-and that kind of thing.
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It was a plain, formal letter, giving a brief account of his doings in Ireland, and making a request that Louise would meet him, if possible, on Streatham Common, at three o'clock on Saturday afternoon.
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They had reached the Common, and Cobb struck along a path most likely to be unfrequented.
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Look here, I don't think it's very wise to stand out in the middle of the Common in a thunderstorm.
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I experienced the same relief as does a nervous patient when the physician tells him that his symptoms are common enough, and that many others suffer from the same disease. . . .
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Examples of Common

Example #1
No man who has been in high place, has had the secrets of the Palace and the ear of the Prince, lives after he has lost favour.
Example #2
He knew not whom to trust.
Example #3
And, if riches could be got, as this pale Frank proposed, by less extortion from the fellah and less kourbash, so much the happier for all. He was capable of patriotism, and this Quaker dreamer had stirred it in him a little.
Example #4
To make the rich poorer would suit him well, so long as he remained rich.
Example #5
This, I believe, upon Enquiry, will appear to be no unjust Censure; tho' at the same time, _Madam_, I must freely own to you, that I think it a most amazing thing, that the _Ladies_ (at least those who make any Pretensions to Virtue and Goodness) should ever be seen at the last of these Places; where they find themselves so scandalously treated.
Example #6
Irreligion_ are sown, which Weak and Tender Minds too readily cultivate, and from thence are easily led into a _Contempt_ of all that's Serious.