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Everyman

[ev-ree-man] /ˈɛv riˌmæn/
noun
1.
(italics) a 15th-century English morality play.
2.
(usually lowercase) an ordinary person; the typical or average person.
pronoun
3.
everybody; everyone.
Origin of Everyman
every + man1
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  • Up-to-date she had a hundred and thirty-two books, of the "Everyman" and "World's Classics" series.

    The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Do you think for an instant what happens to any man doesnt happen to Everyman?

  • Everyman, I will go with thee and be thy guide, In thy most need to go by thy side.Everyman.

  • He is 'the old mystical tragedian of the Middle Ages, Everyman.'

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton Patrick Braybrooke
  • They profess to see in the Diary simply the image of Everyman in his bare skin.

    The Art of Letters Robert Lynd
British Dictionary definitions for Everyman

Everyman

/ˈɛvrɪˌmæn/
noun
1.
a medieval English morality play in which the central figure represents mankind, whose earthly destiny is dramatized from the Christian viewpoint
2.
(often not capital) the ordinary person; common man
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Word Origin and History for Everyman

everyman

n.

name of the leading character in a popular 15c. morality play; from every + man (n.).

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