commonplaceness


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Noun1.commonplaceness - ordinariness as a consequence of being frequent and commonplace
ordinariness, mundaneness, mundanity - the quality of being commonplace and ordinary
prosaicness, prosiness - commonplaceness as a consequence of being humdrum and not exciting
usualness - commonness by virtue of not being unusual
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Perhaps if they were more humorous they would not be so true to the British life and character present in them in the whole length and breadth of its expansive commonplaceness.
I think such an individual really does become a type of his own--a type of commonplaceness which will not for the world, if it can help it, be contented, but strains and yearns to be something original and independent, without the slightest possibility of being so.
He dreamed of joys and luxuries and power which always had been beyond his grasp, and as he dreamed his gaze lifted from the table, as the gaze of a dreamer will, to a far distant goal above the mean horizon of terrestrial commonplaceness.
As I glanced at him I could not but think how on that very day he had complained bitterly of the commonplaceness of life.
In painful contrast to them stands commonplaceness, always a fatal fault.
Oh, your old Uncle reads a little of everything," he returned with a reassuring commonplaceness of manner.
The task instead is to take seriously the commonplaceness of war, to examine how war structures the everyday and, conversely, to consider how the structuring of the everyday drives, organizes, and occludes the militarized violence upon which it depends.