common person

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n common person a person who holds no title
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Quotations

  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “None are more haughty than a common place person raised to power.”
  • John Berger
    John%20Berger
    “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
    Saying
    “Knowledge, humbles a great person, astonishes the common, and puffs up the small.”

Usage

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
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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.
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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
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