popular

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He acquired a general knowledge of the ebb and flow of popular stocks.

There is one stream which I dread my inability to stem—it is the tide of Popular Opinion.

The former is engaged in commerce and the latter is the popular member for Leeds.

I wouldn't attempt to be, I am not clever or popular enough.

It is said that Mr. Gladstone, now for the first time, became a popular hero.

In Mr. Chamberlain they had a popular champion of great ability and industry.

And yet, in popular phraseology, I had "served" God all my life.

However, it is popular because of its unique and delicate flavor.

The most popular form in which it is served is probably in pie.

Yet observe what pitfalls beset the path of the popular fictionist.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "public," from Middle French populier (Modern French populaire) and directly from Latin popularis "belonging to the people, general, common; devoted to or accepted by the people; democratic," from populus "people" (see people (n.)).

Meaning "suited to ordinary people" is from 1570s in English; hence, of prices, "low, affordable to average persons" (1859). Meaning "well-liked, admired by the people" is attested from c.1600. Of art, entertainment, etc., "favored by people generally" from 1819 (popular song). Related: Popularly. Popular Front "coalition of Communists, Socialists, and radicals" is from 1936, first in a French context.

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