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"[A Romance is a] fictitious narrative in prose or verse; the interest of which turns upon marvellous and uncommon incidents; [...] being thus opposed to the kindred term Novel, [which is] “a fictitious narrative, differing from the Romance, because the events are accommodated to the ordinary train of human events, and the modern state of society.”--"Essay on Romance" (c. 1815) by Walter Scott

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Common means everyday, mainstream, ordinary and usual.

  1. Mutual; shared by more than one.
    The two competitors have the common aim of winning the championship.
    Winning the championship is an aim common to the two competitors.
  2. Occurring or happening regularly or frequently; usual.
    It is common to find sharks off this coast.
  3. Found in large numbers or in a large quantity.
    Sharks are common in these waters.
  4. Simple, ordinary or vulgar.
  5. vernacular, referring to the name of a kind of plant or animal, i.e., common name vs. scientific name



See also

  1. Uncommon Places
  2. Common man
  3. Communism
    1. Lowest common denominator
  4. Popular culture
  5. Common name
  6. Common knowledge

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