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Sample sentences for the GRE study word commonplace

commonplace can be used as a adj
commonplace can be used as a noun

1."That is a rather commonplace debut.. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
2."A very commonplace little murder," said he. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
3.As a rule, people who act lead the most commonplace lives. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
4."Breakfast seems so commonplace at such an exciting moment. - from Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
5.This evening she is merely a commonplace mediocre actress.. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
6.He was commonplace in complexion, in features, in manners, and in voice. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
7.The more featureless and commonplace a crime is, the more difficult it is to bring it home. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
8.He was still bewildered by the introduction of tragedy into his cheerful commonplace existence. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
9.He likes everything dealing with these everyday commonplace affairs with which he is most familiar. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
10.My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplaces of existence. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
11.We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
12.All that is made such a flourish of in the old South Sea Voyages, those things were but the life-time commonplaces of our heroic Nantucketers. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
13.The paradoxes of one age have been said to become the commonplaces of the next but the paradoxes of Plato are at least as paradoxical to us as they were to his contemporaries. - from The Republic by Plato

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