- (italics) a 15th-century English morality play.
- (usually lowercase) an ordinary person; the typical or average person.
- everybody; everyone.
Origin of Everyman
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Examples from the Web for everyman
Christie may have his faults, but he oozes the everyman persona.Will Chris Christie Regret His Cowboy Hug?
January 5, 2015
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
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October 9, 2014
Ex-sexy elf Orlando Bloom, without even putting on his Legolas weave, turns Justin Bieber-punching everyman.
At the end of the day, Bloom emerges as an unlikely hero: former sexy elf turned Justin Bieber-punching everyman.
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
July 26, 2014
Do you think for an instant what happens to any man doesnt happen to everyman?Greener Than You Think
He is 'the old mystical tragedian of the Middle Ages, Everyman.'
The Everyman of the Middle Ages was a symbol of what man really was.
Ruskin's works, in the "Everyman" library, are supplied at a shilling a volume.Charles Baudelaire, His Life
The text is from the 1912 Everyman edition of Tristram Shandy.The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
- 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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Word Origin and History for everyman
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