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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. It is their serious fidelity which gives them a value unique in literature, and which if it were carefully analyzed would afford a principle of the same quality in an author who was undoubtedly one of the finest of artists as well as the most Philistine of men.
For instance, when the whole essence of an ordinary person's nature lies in his perpetual and unchangeable commonplaceness; and when in spite of all his endeavours to do something out of the common, this person ends, eventually, by remaining in his unbroken line of routine--.
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.
Del Rosario is known for his naif characters that are cartoonish, almost alien, but reeking of realism and even commonplaceness. In the past, he has employed his style in reinventing on canvas Philippine folklore or making social commentary on contemporary romance and other issues.
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.