common person


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n common person a person who holds no title
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  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “None are more haughty than a common place person raised to power.”
  • John Berger
    “Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “To select the wrong person for a job is a common mistake; not to remove him/her is a fatal weakness.”
  • Saying
    “Knowledge, humbles a great person, astonishes the common, and puffs up the small.”


In literature:

Animal magnetism is the nerve-force of all human and animal bodies, and is common to every person in a greater or less degree.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
Mr. Balfour, whose personality made all the other delegates look common, would quietly sleep.
"An Onlooker in France 1917-1919" by William Orpen
By this is meant a person engaged in the same common employment.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
Large fish ponds were also a common appendage to the villas of persons of fortune, and great expense was often incurred in stocking them.
"Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology" by Charles K. Dillaway
Lowering and widening the suffrage has done much to alter the personal standard of the House of Commons.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 28, April 1893" by Various
It was quite a common everyday thing in them for a boy to save a person's life and risk his own.
"Penelope and the Others" by Amy Walton
Moved by a common idea of their personal safety, they struck inland, preferring an additional mile or two to encountering Dick.
"The Skipper's Wooing, and The Brown Man's Servant" by W. W. Jacobs
That he was no common person we were sure.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
Jokes, by no means delicate and decidedly personal, provoked uproarious laughter, in which the victim commonly joined.
"French Pathfinders in North America" by William Henry Johnson
To take an instance from common experience: a stranger, an unknown person, enters our circle.
"The Complex Vision" by John Cowper Powys
Cases of especial personal benevolence are still more common.
"Monopolies and the People" by Charles Whiting Baker
Indeed it seemed as though any person with common sense could go through on those crooked trails that ran this way and that.
"The Boy Scouts of Lenox" by Frank V. Webster
Mr. Polk was the only person he treated with common decency.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Has Mrs. Gaskell succeeded in avoiding the awkwardness in the use of "I" so common in stories told in the first person?
"Teachers' Outlines for Studies in English" by Gilbert Sykes Blakely
The kind of catastrophe is exactly that which is sure to strike, and strike forcibly, the minds of common persons.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
Pictures of such persons were common at country fairs.
"The Short-story" by William Patterson Atkinson
Marriage is forbidden between persons so closely connected as to have a common ancestor in the third generation.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
But then just such comings together of persons with a common bond of interest or affection is an hourly occurrence in the world.
"The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army" by Margaret Vandercook
Raven was a common personal name and is the first element in Ramsbottom (Chapter XII), Ramsden.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
We acted merely as persons of common sense will always act in similar situations.
"Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary, Visited in 1837. Vol. II" by G. R. Gleig

In news:

A common motif in comic books presents characters as having two distinct personalities.
Some GOP VP hopefuls face common personal issues.
I acknowledged that unit numbers and names of people behind in payment of their common expense contributions could be removed together with anything else of a personal nature.
Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J Barrett announced that the following persons recently entered pleas of guilty in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda.
Striae affect persons of all races, and are much more common in women.
Common sense seems to reason that, in a moment of crisis, the last person you want in charge is someone with a history of mental illness.
Personal hotspots are becoming more common, either as stand-alone products or integrated into high-end smartphones.
Ranging from previous television personalities to high school teachers, the women come from all walks of life and share only two common bonds: their invisibility and their medication history.
Jordanian demonstrators commonly voice anger about corruption and poverty, accusing those in power of misappropriating government money for personal gain.
Assistant State's Attorney Michael Golden told jurors that "anyone with common sense" should have known not to let a suspect in custody for murder use a personal cell phone.
"It is a common kind of fantasy to be a very important, very powerful person," Dr Lewis said.
Common sense seems to reason that, in a moment of crisis, the last person you want in charge is someone with a history of mental illness .
Awhile back, I wrote about the most common personality types I see in my canine patients.
It's far less common to see him wrestle with personal demons in public.
ATLANTA–Spectrum Brands, the parent company of Remington personal-care products, has transferred the trading of its common stock from the New York Stock Exchange to the Over the Counter market.

In science:

In other words, you may know two people who have another friend in common, whom you personally don’t know.
Random graphs as models of networks
There are many ways of jumping. A skip jump directly connects person x and person y in Gs if they have rated a common movie.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
This is especially common with regard to customers asked to provide personal information on web forms to ecommerce service providers.
A Framework for High-Accuracy Privacy-Preserving Mining
We here express that (ii) from above is commonly known, while (i) and (ii) are not. (i) and (ii) are known to the educated person bob though.
Simple Type Theory as Framework for Combining Logics
With simple inference a user could determine e.g. those persons that she might ask for help in specific matters or just might want to meet to share common interests.
Usability Meets Instant Gratification on the Semantic Web
These personalized services share a common concern: modeling the user(cid:8217)s taste. Therefore, such systems need to somehow capture likes and dislikes in order to model or infer the user(cid:8217)s preferences.
A Survey of User-Centric Data Warehouses: From Personalization to Recommendation
It is even more common to come across an instrument that simply just does not ‘gel’ with a player’s personal technique.
Music in Terms of Science
Let b be the probability that a susceptible person in the community is infected by the common source during one day of exposure.
A resampling-based test to detect person-to-person transmission of infectious disease
Our model can be applied to such situations as well, but only when there is no infected case in the subpopulation which is not exposed to the common source; otherwise, person-to-person transmission exists for sure.
A resampling-based test to detect person-to-person transmission of infectious disease
This kind of task-level parallelism is already common for modern personal computers with their dedicated chips for graphic processing and I/O, but now also reaches the CPU itself.
The Multi-Core Era - Trends and Challenges
Nokia 3110 classic, with 1.3 megapixels), which is used quite commonly in everyday personal and professional communication.
The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Testing a Novelty-Detection Algorithm on Two Mobile Exploration Systems at Rivas Vaciamadrid in Spain and at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah
According to the rules of order of operations and common sense, we have to calculate normalization on a per person basis and then average the normalized index per person over the group.
The danger of pseudo science in Informetrics
The confusion is understandable, because in common parlance identity is almost synonymous with personal name, which in turn is understood to be a unique identifier.
The Identity Crisis. Security, Privacy and Usability Issues in Identity Management
Another way of countering linkability is for the front-end software to automatically suggest a different choice of words that are less revealing (less personal) and more common among many users.
Exploring Linkablility of Community Reviewing
Commonly used to enhance user satisfaction, personalization is a means of meeting the user's needs more effiectively and efficiently, making interactions faster and easier and, consequently, increasing user satisfaction and the likelihood of user satisfaction.
User Profile-Driven Data Warehouse Summary for Adaptive OLAP Queries