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commonplace

a passage in a book marked for inclusion in a commonplace book, etc.
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Sometimes the links between war and the everyday are traceable; sometimes, the full commonplaceness of war--in its anticipations and aftereffects--makes them too diffuse to track.
Poetry, like the thinking of the philosopher, has always so much world space to spare, that in it each thing--a tree, a mountain, a horse, the cry of a bird--loses all indifference and commonplaceness.
And until our local dramatists realise that it is necessary, first, to select their material, and, second, to raise it above the commonplaceness of everyday, no progress will be made.
The elusiveness of time is partly dueto its commonplaceness and to the almost seamless way that temporal markers are woven into speech.
And a murder plot can refer itself to a whole set of other plot expectations which I knew could be used to transform the commonplaceness of the council estate, which would mean that it could be matter-of-factly described in a context that would give it a surprising intensity.
He was drawn to the "refinement versus commonplaceness, everydayness, and naturalness" aspects of the shibul aesthetic.
By considering the body in movement, we can see better how it inhabits space (and moreover, time), because movement is not limited to submitting passively, it actively assumes them, it takes them up in their basic significance which is obscured in the commonplaceness of established situations" (Merleau-Ponty 1962: 102).