quotidian quotidian


  • (adj) found in the ordinary course of events


  1. To most of us, riddles like those are mostly quotidian curiosities, the kinds of things you might wonder about while stuck in traffic or waiting for a train to arrive.
  2. With so many of these works being shown publicly for the first time, film and art fans will get a good look at how the quotidian inspires this multimedia auteur's wild imagination.
  3. Now that the regime has fallen, the quotidian details of the son's outrages are beginning to emerge.



  1. The crash of 1987, Lewis writes, marked "the beginning of the Age of Financial Unreason, when panic became just another quotidian aspect of financial life. At the time, to a lot of people, it felt like the end of something. In retrospect, it appears...
    on Dec 6, 2008 By: Michael Lewis Source: The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com

  2. "He just kept following his star through all the hard times," said Yulin. "What he knew was in one sense very quotidian, but it added up to something extraordinary and unusual."
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Harris Yulin Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. "To keep telling Americans that they are folks," Jacoby writes, "is to expect nothing special - a ratification and exaltation of the quotidian that is one of the distinguishing marks of anti-intellectualism in any era."
    on Mar 16, 2008 By: Susan Jacoby Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

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