Smartphones were just a much better, more convenient, all-in-one version of a bunch of popular devices.
So why is the most transparent administration ever shutting down a cheap and popular service?
When Pew asked them to describe him in a word earlier this year, the second most popular answer was “incompetent.”
The most popular request: “Please do a high coiffure—a puffy one.”
And why does stoning seem to be facing a popular resurgence in Afghanistan, Iran, and in the lesser-known battlefields of Somalia?
The popular laugh was for the moment against him, but he continued to smile.
It is now the most popular and the most widely known of all English books.
The individual whom I address is probably the most popular beggar in the town.
Hence the great influence of omens and of all popular superstitions on a crowd.
In India the juice of the leaves is a popular remedy for earache.
early 15c., "public," from Middle French populier (Modern French populaire) and directly from Latin popularis "belonging to the people, general, common; devoted to or accepted by the people; democratic," from populus "people" (see people (n.)).
Meaning "suited to ordinary people" is from 1570s in English; hence, of prices, "low, affordable to average persons" (1859). Meaning "well-liked, admired by the people" is attested from c.1600. Of art, entertainment, etc., "favored by people generally" from 1819 (popular song). Related: Popularly. Popular Front "coalition of Communists, Socialists, and radicals" is from 1936, first in a French context.