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ordinary

1. Law having regular or ex officio jurisdiction
2. Maths (of a differential equation) containing two variables only and derivatives of one of the variables with respect to the other
3. Civil law a judge who exercises jurisdiction in his own right
4. an ecclesiastic, esp a bishop, holding an office to which certain jurisdictional powers are attached
5. RC Church
a. the parts of the Mass that do not vary from day to day
b. a prescribed form of divine service, esp the Mass
6. History a clergyman who visited condemned prisoners before their death

ordinary

A village tavern in an early American community.
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Instead, the multiple approaches, regions and disciplines map emergent ways of thinking about ordinariness, agency and resistance.
Much of the appeal of Elizabeth Edwards was in her - for lack of a better word - ordinariness.
As for Liverpool, the sheer ordinariness of their squad is quite staggering.
The details of this canvas emphasize the ordinariness of the moment.
There has been a 33-1 winner of the 2,000 Guineas, a 1,000 Guineas in which more than half the field were robbed by the draw and a series of Epsom trials that have yielded a pair of favourites who hold their positions largely due to the ordinariness of their likely rivals.
To be the wife of a poet" is not "romantic and fevered" but, at best, "peaceful, humdrum" Daudet records this ordinariness with a tone at times tart and documentary, at others blistering and caustic.
The ordinariness of the acts - filling her car with petrol, drawing cash, from the hole-in-the wall machine, and buying soft drinks in the forecourt shop - seemed suddenly so much more significant.
Today, such a pummeling of some hapless Third World region is routine, transformed by an embedded and co-opted media into 'humdrum ordinariness,' as Tom Engelhardt has pointed out.
Reluctant readers will be encouraged by the shortness of the chapters and children of both sexes by the ordinariness of the narrator.
Moreover, although limited in her ability to find out details about their individual lives, Ginzberg believes that the women seem to be distinguished by their ordinariness.
ODOT certainly should not build an ordinary bridge, then spend $10 million attempting to disguise its ordinariness.