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ko muhn

  • n  a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
  • a  belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    for the common good
    common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community
  • a  having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual
    the common man
    a common sailor
    the common cold
    a common nuisance
    followed common procedure
    it is common knowledge that she lives alone
    the common housefly
    a common brand of soap
  • s  common to or shared by two or more parties
    a common friend
  • s  commonly encountered
    a common (or familiar) complaint
  • s  being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language
    common parlance
  • s  of or associated with the great masses of people
    the common people in those days suffered greatly
    behavior that branded him as common
  • s  of low or inferior quality or value
    produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population
  • s  lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
    behavior that branded him as common
  • s  to be expected; standard
    common decency
News & Articles

  • Common Core debate eclipses new science standards
    Friends and foes of the Common Core mathematics and English standards crowded the boardroom of the Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday, presenting hours of testimony on the topic and overshadowing a vote on new science standards.
    June 11, 2013 - The Topeka Capital-Journal
  • Common Grounds
    Artwork created by artists from the Imagine Art Studios will be on display at the new Common Grounds at Sutton Center in Port Clinton. Shaylee Cartmell rings up a customer at Common Grounds on Monday morning. Cartmell will help train and support staff at the coffee shop and eatery.
    June 11, 2013 - Port Clinton News Herald
  • LETTER: Drop the 'common sense' nonsense
    Common sense tells us to scratch when we have an itchy rash. If it turns out that the rash is poison ivy, we have a perfect example of how the application of common sense can make bad matters worse. It spreads the rash and can leave ugly scars.
    June 11, 2013 - Evansville Courier & Press
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in Calgary Herald
    Obama said he views his award as "a call for all nations to confront the common challenges of the 21st century."
  • David Cameron in Sydney Morning Herald
    Mr Cameron said he and Mr Clegg would "put aside party differences and work hard for the common good and the national interest".
  • David Petraeus in Telegraph.co.uk
    This is an effort in which we must achieve unity of effort and common purpose,he said at the US embassy in Kabul, a day after arriving. "Civilian and military, Afghan and international, we are part of one team with one mission."

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