(italics) a 15th-century English morality play.
(usually lowercase) an ordinary person; the typical or average person.
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How to use Everyman in a sentence
In a country where indebtedness has been skyrocketing — one recent estimate has the nation’s total household debt now exceeding its GDP — Gi-hun, a sad-sack divorcé partly supported by his elderly mother, is an Everyman.Why does ‘Squid Game’ resonate so well in the U.S.? It may be its portrayal of economic dispair. | Inkoo Kang | October 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Christie may have his faults, but he oozes the Everyman persona.
You have to be an Everyman and chameleon, so that every bit of you is involved in the end.Martin Amis Talks About Nazis, Novels, and Cute Babies | Ronald K. Fried | October 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ex-sexy elf Orlando Bloom, without even putting on his Legolas weave, turns Justin Bieber-punching Everyman.An Unlikely Hero Blooms in Ibiza: Orlando Bloom Sort of Punches Justin Bieber | Amy Zimmerman | July 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At the end of the day, Bloom emerges as an unlikely hero: former sexy elf turned Justin Bieber-punching Everyman.An Unlikely Hero Blooms in Ibiza: Orlando Bloom Sort of Punches Justin Bieber | Amy Zimmerman | July 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Still, the tradition of a hero with a younger, or Everyman, acolyte stretches back to antiquity.Holy Homophobia, Batman! A Queer Reading of the Dark Knight | Rich Goldstein | July 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We trust that Everyman will do his duty and bring in a large sum for this admirable object.
He never manages the classic, I mean as Flaubert gives us in each main character: Everyman.Instigations | Ezra Pound
He is Everyman, like Hamlet, if only we had the wit to recognize ourselves in him.Essays on Art | A. Clutton-Brock
The general structure of Everyman and some of its fellows, heightened and made more dramatic, gave us Marlowe's Faustus.English Literature: Modern | G. H. Mair
Everyman, the oftenest revived and best known of them, if not the best, is very typical of the class.English Literature: Modern | G. H. Mair
British Dictionary definitions for Everyman
a medieval English morality play in which the central figure represents mankind, whose earthly destiny is dramatized from the Christian viewpoint
(often not capital) the ordinary person; common man
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