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Mergers and takeovers have become increasingly common in recent years.
The most common criticism was that he was always late.
Today smog is a common occurrence in many major cities.
It was common for children to play in the street.
Member states also agreed to pursue a common trade policy.
a group of people descended from a common ancestor
She was Swiss and I am from Vietnam, so French was our common language.
These issues are common to all our clients.
a common soldier/criminal
This is true both for the philosopher and the common man.
In the fifteenth century the common people could neither read nor write.
It would only be common courtesy to return their hospitality.
Why didn’t you have the common decency to inform your uncle of where you were going?
He’s such a common little man.
This is the American English definition of common. View British English definition of common.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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