common (adj.) Old form(s): cōmon
average, usual, general, ordinary
AYL I.iii.113[Rosalind to Celia] I am more than common tall [i.e. of above-average height]
LLL I.i.57[Berowne to King, of their study] Things hid and barred, you mean, from common sense?
Sonn.102.12[] And sweets grown common lose their dear delight
TG V.iv.62[Valentine to Proteus] Thou common friend that's without faith or love - / For such is a friend now [also: sense 5]
TS I.i.35[Tranio to Lucentio] practise rhetoric in your common talk
Ven.293[of Adonis' horse] So did this horse excel a common one / In shape, in courage, colour, pace and bone
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