commonplace commonplace  /ˈkɑ mən ˌpleɪs/


  1. (n) a trite or obvious remark
  2. (adj) completely ordinary and unremarkable
  3. (adj) not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
  4. (adj) repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse


  1. Court sides with opponents of Hays County pumping permit

    It's becoming commonplace for Central Texas groundwater disputes to end up in the courtroom. That's exactly the case for people trying to protect a popular Hays County swimming hole. YNN's Dan Robertson shows us how residents and conservationists say they are fighting to save Jacob's Well outside of Wimberley.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: YNN Austin

  2. Wooton: Parental denial is a destructive force

    Most people believe that recognizing a drug problem in an adolescent during times of crisis (arrests, problems at school, defiant behavior at home, even overdose) may appear to be easy. Television dramas and reality shows make it seem ever more commonplace.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Pomerado Newspaper Group

  3. Daily News

    20/20 HD Vision May 1, 2002 – STUDIO CITY, CA - While HD can be a risky and expensive proposition, it's becoming increasingly commonplace for post houses to invest in HD equipment, and expand their services to include digital cinema and HDTV mastering.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Post Magazine


  1. "Bottom line, I wanted to get in a spot where I would be long term," said Rowand, who noted he weighed four or five similar multiyear offers. "In this day of free agency, that's not commonplace. That's really the thing I was looking forward...
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Aaron Rowand Source: Forbes

  2. "Darkness had descended on this land. Merchants of chaos were gaining strength. Death was commonplace. Slowly, but inexorably, the tide began to turn. Our enemies took a fearsome beating they will not soon forget," Gates said.
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: RTT News

  3. "Mobiles phones are commonplace in everyday life these days and people have told us that they'd like to be able to use their phones more in hospital to keep in touch," said Health Minister Ben Bradshaw. "That's why we're keen to encourage...
    on Jan 6, 2009 By: Ben Bradshaw Source: Reuters UK

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