Commonplace

Some articles on commonplace, commonplaces:

Phone-sync
... televised interviews over long distances in the 1980s before satellite television became commonplace, in order to provide video to what would otherwise be an audio-only ... It was commonplace in such news programs as The Journal on CBC Television ... The double-ender technique has become much less commonplace with the proliferation of live satellite television feeds, but is still used today when such technology is not available ...
Commonplace Book - Literary References To Commonplacing
... it would appear how large were their indebtedness to their diary and commonplaces ... including Klaus Baudelaire and the Quagmire triplets keep commonplace books ... The English Patient, Count Almásy uses his copy of Herodotus's Histories as a commonplace book ...
Commonplace (album)
... Commonplace (stylised as commonplace) is the sixth album of the Japanese band Every Little Thing, released on March 10, 2004 ...
Commonplace Book
... Commonplace books (or commonplaces) were a way to compile knowledge, usually by writing information into books ... "Commonplace" is a translation of the Latin term locus communis (from Greek tópos koinós, see literary topos) which means "a theme or argument of general application", such as a statement of proverbial wisdom ... In this original sense, commonplace books were collections of such sayings, such as John Milton's commonplace book ...
Commonplace Book - Published Examples
... John Milton, “Milton’s Commonplace Book,” in John Milton Complete Prose Works, gen ... Forster, "Commonplace Book," ed ... "Commonplace Book" ...

More definitions of "commonplace":

  • (adj): Completely ordinary and unremarkable.
    Example: "Air travel has now become commonplace"; "commonplace everyday activities"
  • (adj): Obvious and dull.
    Example: "Commonplace prose"
    Synonyms: banal, trivial

Famous quotes containing the word commonplace:

    His misfortune was that he loved youth—he was weak to it, it kindled him. If there was one eager eye, one doubting, critical mind, one lively curiosity in a whole lecture-room full of commonplace boys and girls, he was its servant. That ardour could command him. It hadn’t worn out with years, this responsiveness, any more than the magnetic currents wear out; it had nothing to do with Time.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace remark that shows us another side, another man, really; a man uncertain, and puzzled, and in the dark like ourselves.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    ... it is a commonplace that men like war. For peace, in our society, with the feeling we have then that it is feeble-minded to strive except for one’s own private profit, is a lonely thing and a hazardous business. Over and over men have proved that they prefer the hazards of war with all its suffering. It has its compensations.
    Ruth Benedict (1887–1948)