COMMON in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COMMON
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common
 n.  a piece of open land for public use
 a.  widespread; general; ordinary
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Even while she felt the hot blood of wrath still in her cheeks, something in Scarlett's practical mind prompted the thought that what this man said was right, and it sounded like common sense.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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2  But she'd already acted common enough today, enough like white trash--that was where all her trouble lay.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  She had her shyness, her sudden blushes, her modesty, but she did have common sense--"Of a sort, I'll admit that," Scarlett thought grudgingly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  It shocked her to realize that anyone as absolutely perfect as Ashley could have any thought in common with such a reprobate as Rhett Butler.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  Other people might call his utterances treachery but, to Scarlett, they always rang with common sense and truth.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  She had always thought that only common vulgar men visited such women.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  You seem to be a young woman of common sense, so spare me your blushes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  Old and young, talkative and taciturn, rich planter and sallow Cracker, they all had two things in common, lice and dysentery.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  Now, I know that in order to support my wife and child, I will have to make my way among a world of people with whom I have nothing in common.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  This overdressed, common, nasty piece of poor white trash was coming up the steps of Tara, bridling and grinning as if she belonged here.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  She knew it was a common, childish gesture but it made her feel better.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  But this was worse-- these low common creatures living in this house, bragging to their low common friends how they had turned the proud O'Haras out.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  For a moment she almost did, but the cold hand of common sense held her back.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  Frank, in common with all men he knew, felt that a wife should be guided by her husband's superior knowledge, should accept his opinions in full and have none of her own.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  And since Ellen's death, there had always been Melanie, though she and Melanie had nothing in common except the hard work at Tara.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence: (179 in 12 pages)
16  The word "undertaker" had long been in common usage.
17  They believe that the European Community needs a common foreign and security policy.
18  These habits of thinking elide the difference between what is common and what is normal.
19  Voters like a candidate who has the common touch.
20  Researchers have found that internal inconsistencies in hospital case notes are common.
21  The entire metropolitan center possessed a high and mighty air calculated to overawe and abash the common applicant.
22  These rocks are common to certain climate environments.
23  One common Chinese notion is that the elders ought to be respected.
24  A handful of common sense is worth a bushel of learning.
25  Every tragedy makes heroes of common people.
26  She was arrested and charged with being a common prostitute.
27  I have a lot in common with my sister.
28  Bombs rained down on the unarmed common people.
29  Some kinds of birds which were once a common sight are now becoming rare.
30  It's a matter of common courtesy to acknowledge letters.