Definition Of commonplace


a notable quotation copied into a commonplace book.

a usual or ordinary thing.

bombing has become almost a commonplace of public life there

not unusual; ordinary.

unemployment was commonplace in his profession

Example Of commonplace

  • A commonplace event, one would assume on a hot day.

  • A vandalised car, all but ignored by passers-by, reflects how commonplace minor crime has become in small towns.

  • An everyday tale of a commonplace ballet company!

  • And before the vote it had been a commonplace to say that it was the most important election of our lifetimes.

  • Answer: This is a commonplace at a badly run lab.

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