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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Definitions for quotidian

  1. Occurring or returning daily; as, a quotidian fever.
  2. Of an everyday character; ordinary; commonplace.

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Citations for quotidian
Erasmus thought More's career as a lawyer was a waste of a fine mind, but it was precisely the human insights More derived from his life in the quotidian world that gave him a moral depth Erasmus lacked. , Irish Times
She also had a sense of fun that was often drummed out under the dull, quotidian beats of suburban life. Meg Wolitzer, Surrender, Dorothy
Origin of quotidian
Quotidian is from Latin quotidianus, from quotidie, "daily," from quotus, "how many, as many, so many" + dies, "day."