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common sb. (3 (i) not pre-S.; 3 (ii) only S.)
1. common people, commonalty Cor. I. i. 157.
2. common land Cæs. IV. i. 27 “graze in c-s” ; fig. or allusively Err. II. ii. 29 “make a of my serious hours,” LLL. II. i. 221 “My lips are no common.”
3. “the common,” (i) that which is usual Cor. IV. i. 32, (ii) the vulgar tongue AYL. V. i. 55 “this female, —which in the common is, woman.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, 2.2
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