And what young man, royal or common, would have had the willpower to simply look away?
I asked Lee Hirsch to name the most common mistake parents make when they believe their child is being bullied.
His daughter, Noelle, appears to have won a battle with substance abuse, a common subplot for many American families.
There is one grave and commanding presence that you all would recognize, for his life has become a part of our common history.
Those were the common meals, but my eating-team went for the exotic.
Except for this tie of ineffectuality, they had nothing special in common.
This was a common practice during the festival of Thargelia, in honour of Phœbus.
His house is a common meeting-place for members of the society.
They are money entrusted to him to be used for the common good.
This manner of teaching was common in Athens, and he never lacked hearers.
c.1300, "belonging to all, general," from Old French comun "common, general, free, open, public" (9c., Modern French commun), from Latin communis "in common, public, shared by all or many; general, not specific; familiar, not pretentious," from PIE *ko-moin-i- "held in common," compound adjective formed from *ko- "together" + *moi-n-, suffixed form of root *mei- "change, exchange" (see mutable), hence literally "shared by all."
Second element of the compound also is the source of Latin munia "duties, public duties, functions," those related to munia "office." Perhaps reinforced in Old French by the Germanic form of PIE *ko-moin-i- (cf. Old English gemæne "common, public, general, universal;" see mean (adj.)), which came to French via Frankish.
Used disparagingly of women and criminals since c.1300. Common pleas is 13c., from Anglo-French communs plets, hearing civil actions by one subject against another as opposed to pleas of the crown. Common prayer is contrasted with private prayer. Common stock is attested from 1888.
late 15c., "land held in common," from common (adj.). Commons "the third estate of the English people as represented in Parliament," is from late 14c. Latin communis also served as a noun meaning "common property, state, commonwealth."