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Tuesday, February 19, 2002

Definitions for quotidian

  1. Occurring or returning daily; as, a quotidian fever.
  2. Of an everyday character; ordinary; commonplace.

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Citations for quotidian
Erasmus thought More's career as a lawyer was a waste of a fine mind, but it was precisely the human insights More derived from his life in the quotidian world that gave him a moral depth Erasmus lacked. , Irish Times
She also had a sense of fun that was often drummed out under the dull, quotidian beats of suburban life. Meg Wolitzer, Surrender, Dorothy
Origin of quotidian
1300-1350
Quotidian is from Latin quotidianus, from quotidie, "daily," from quotus, "how many, as many, so many" + dies, "day."
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