One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘In fact, one is more likely to be struck by the absence of literary devices in Beckett's sentences, by the commonplaceness or familiarity of his expressions, than by any colorful or complicated diction.’
- ‘Opera however is an old means for achieving togetherness that overcomes commonplaceness and produces happiness.’
- ‘He looks around for secret doors, mystery, is taken aback by the commonplaceness of the room and the men in it, thinks he may have gotten in the wrong place, then sees the signboard on the wall and is reassured.’
- ‘It simply exists in an inoffensive and unexciting realm of commonplaceness that makes it incapable of standing out among the pack of infinitely better racers available for any of its chosen platforms.’
- ‘Written in short lengths for newspaper serialization, the autobiography is not a literary masterpiece, but it is the more impressive because of the commonplaceness of much of its material.’
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