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vulgar adj. (the sense ‘low, mean’ occurs)
1. of the common people, plebeian 2H4 I. iii. 90 “the heart,” Cor. I. i. 221 “Five tribunes to defend their wisdoms,” II. i. 234 “ station” (=among the crowd), IV. vii. 21.
2. public Err. III. i. 100 “A comment,” Ant. III. xi. [xiii.] 119, Sonn. cxii. 2 “vulgar scandal.”
3. commonly known or experienced Tw.N. III. i. 138 “a proof” (=common experience), Ham. I. ii. 99 “the most vulgar thing to sense.”
4. common to all John II. i. 387 “the air” ; in an unfavourable sense Ham. I. iii. 61 “Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.”
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