Origin of commonplace
Examples from the Web for commonplace
When it comes to setting up a reward, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service considers “$50,000 commonplace.”
The god with horns—half human, half beast—is commonplace throughout the ancient Near East.
In a press release accompanying the video, Roberts said that such behavior is commonplace on New York streets—and in her own life.
Shady political operatives and campaign finance scandals are commonplace.
Forced marriage is commonplace, and was only made a crime in June of this year.
He deems justly that there are but two sorts of style: the commonplace and the original.Decadence and Other Essays on the Culture of Ideas|Remy de Gourmont
Imagine the commonplace liver of a humdrum existence being received into ghostland.The Angel and the Author - and Others|Jerome K. Jerome
What to an Easterner would appear impossibilities were commonplace acts of good riding for a cow-puncher.Cattle-Ranch to College|Russell Doubleday
"Under the Cedars" was fresh and bright, full of imagination and that subtle power which touches the commonplace with interest.Salome|Emma Marshall
If Helen were commonplace and unattractive his task would be comparatively easy.The Sins of the Father|Thomas Dixon
British Dictionary definitions for commonplace
Word Origin for commonplace
Word Origin and History for commonplace
1540s, "a statement generally accepted," literal translation of Latin locus communis, from Greek koinos topos "general topic." See common (adj.) + place (n.). The adjectival sense of "having nothing original" dates from c.1600.