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noun as in plebeian

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In any case, the ball game transcended into a true spectator sport that attracted kings, nobles, and throngs of commoners among audiences, while pitting city-states against each other that usually took a political turn.

For example, each winter, Canada’s Northwest Coast Kwakiutl hunter-gatherers built wooden structures where nobles ruled over designated commoners and enslaved people, and held banquets called potlatch.

Women cannot inherit the throne themselves, and a female royal who marries a commoner loses her title and noble status, as in the case of Mako.

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The elites weren’t taller because of their genes—the commoners were just shorter out of deprivation.

Sowada’s team would like to see how other commoners from ancient Egypt were mummified.

George is the first offspring of a “commoner” in 350 years to become heir to the throne.

The new Queen of Spain, 41-year old Letizia Ortiz, was not just born a commoner, but she was also divorced.

Prince William was hailed as a mould-breaker for marrying a commoner—Kate Middleton—a woman with no noble blood.

For the new Queen of Spain, 41-year old Letizia Ortiz, was not just born a commoner, but she was also divorced.

The king feared that had Prince Bertil married a commoner, the royal dynasty's survival would be jeopardised.

According to this account the scales of the lyre (the simpler and commoner instrument) were of two kinds.

This was avowed by the great commoner, Pitt himself, the special friend of America.

Neither do large deeds and very clear thinking—which, stout hearts being commoner than unmuddled brains, is lucky for us.

A simple scene, in all truth; none commoner in the world; it really did not matter who saw.

If he is a commoner, he eats with his knife; if a gentleman, with his fork.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to commoner, such as: bourgeois, bourgeoisie, citizen, civilian, peasant, and pleb.

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