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 Meanings and Examples of ORDINARY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
ordinary
 a.  not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; lacking special distinction, rank, or status
Classic Sentence: (146 in 10 pages)
1  I am simply applying to ordinary life a few of those precepts of observation and deduction which I advocated in that article.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
2  When the fellow comes speak to him in an ordinary way.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
3  This was evidently no ordinary party of immigrants, but rather some nomad people who had been compelled from stress of circumstances to seek themselves a new country.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
4  The ordinary London growler is considerably less wide than a gentleman's brougham.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
5  Boxer was an enormous beast, nearly eighteen hands high, and as strong as any two ordinary horses put together.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
6  which was romantic and then, building word upon word she read: "The troopers told her the horse had a green tail; but she found it was just an ordinary horse."
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
7  The book was an ordinary version-book and contained little but a series of dates.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER DR. LANYON'S NARRATIVE
8  Henry Jekyll stood at times aghast before the acts of Edward Hyde; but the situation was apart from ordinary laws, and insidiously relaxed the grasp of conscience.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
9  He paused for the night at a small hostelry lying out of the ordinary route, where, however, he obtained from a wandering minstrel news of the event of the tourney.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
10  Around, and at a distance from them, were seen many a bold yeoman, whose silvan dress and weatherbeaten countenances showed the ordinary nature of their occupation.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
11  And so with most of the matters of ordinary life.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 4
12  New London was never very rich, and in ordinary times just got along decently.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 9
13  Rose had been in high spirits, too, and they had walked on, in merry conversation, until they had far exceeded their ordinary bounds.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
14  When he drew nearer he perceived it to be a spring van, ordinary in shape, but singular in colour, this being a lurid red.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
15  They were merely indulging in the ordinary vivacious chat of relatives who have long been parted in person though not in soul.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 3 How a Little Sound Produced a Great Dream
Example Sentence: (50 in 4 pages)
16  The wise are instructed by reason; ordinary minds, by experience; the stupid, by necessity; and brutes, by instinct.
17  The single most important factor that separates ordinary photographs from good photographs is the lighting.
18  The royal family is insulated from many of the difficulties faced by ordinary people.
19  He made all the other players on the field look decidedly ordinary.
20  I don't see what the fuss is about - he seems like a fairly ordinary looking guy to me.
21  The new arrangements will help the banks in their ordinary day-to-day dealings.
22  Cheaper housing would vastly improve the living standards of ordinary people.
23  He supplements his ordinary income by writing books.
24  The money I get from teaching the piano is a useful supplement to my ordinary income.
25  Many ordinary investors stand to lose money in this affair.
26  Readers of the magazine said they wanted more stories about ordinary people and less stories about the rich and famous.
27  There is no comparison between the knowledge and skill of such a player and the ordinary casual participant.
28  It's possible to weld stainless steel to ordinary steel.
29  They're so grand these days that they probably don't talk to ordinary mortals like us any more.
30  The film purported to represent the lives of ordinary people.