commonality

[ kom-uh-nal-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF commonality
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMMONALITY

Oh, I envy the lot of the commonality in the Rational State!

His disdain for the commonality of life still dictated his prejudices.

Teacher's Pet might be dowered with all the virtues, but we of the commonality would have none of them.

The other commonality this stretch of road shared with Detroit was the obesity of the people she passed.

The commonality of Venice imagine themselves free, because they are permitted to do, what they ought not.

It is remarkable as having spread into the legendary history of all countries, being still credited by the commonality.

There is an old proverb of our country—‘Better the head of the commonality than the tail of the gentry.’

This great body of the commonality was to a remarkable degree still very purely Punic even in late Roman times.

The underlying currents of thought remained essentially unchanged among the commonality.

It would seem that Chiliasm was in fact very largely confined to the Punic commonality.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "a community," from common (adj.), as if from Latin *communalitas. A respelling of commonalty (late 13c.). Meaning "the common people" is attested from 1580s; that of "state or quality of being shared" is from 1954.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COMMONALITY

commonalty

nouncommon people
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