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An ordinary or typical human being.‘it is Everyman's dream car’
- ‘His cover for us showed an Everyman, eyes fixed on a broadsheet newspaper, while in the sky above him rockets raged at one another like so many malevolent paper darts.’
- ‘My work may seem to belong to different schools, but in fact so much of my work is about the same thing: the Everyman becoming a hero.’
- ‘Oedipus seems curiously at home everywhere, as if he were the Everyman of the 20th century.’
- ‘However, it is Austerlitz's memory which makes him emblematic, an Everyman.’
- ‘In the most compelling photographs, the clown is an isolated Everyman, and we are given the freedom to peruse his psychological depth.’
- ‘Whereas Tom Friedman, in his columnist job for seven years now, is, as he tells it, just your basic Everyman.’
- ‘James can be seen as an American Everyman at the end of the Gilded Age, wealthy in money, but stingy and bankrupt in spirit.’
- ‘These two exquisite miniature plays about death, each running only about a half hour, may well have been inspired by the anonymous Everyman.’
- ‘He never styles himself an Everyman, and makes an issue of his speech impediment: ‘It's a stammer, not scat jazz.’’
- ‘He grows emotionally and spiritually over the course of the piece, and because of that, he's the Everyman here.’
- ‘At the same time, Page denies that his character, whose name evokes T.S. Eliot, is meant to be an Everyman.’
- ‘In a simple, almost primitive style Facey told the story of his life, which has a typicality that has made him into an Australian Everyman.’
- ‘Is this convergence of tastes proof that Canada's CEO is, after all, a real Everyman?’
- ‘‘It's about the Everyman, and how we are able to laugh about ourselves,’ says Brody.’
- ‘Whereas the orderly Everyman respected and obeyed its conventions, the Elizabethans lived - and how they lived!’
- ‘I wanted him to be like a real Everyman, like a guy who's trying to disappear.’
- ‘Kane uses Adrian Lester's minicab driver as his Everyman, the voice of reason in this mixed-up world, and a Brixton salsa club as his meeting point.’
- ‘Now that I have the perspective of age, I like to think Ray Tiffin was the Everyman of my time and place in life.’
- ‘He also showed off what looked to be a rock CD booklet; the cover photograph zoomed in on the pleading eyes of a young Everyman.’
- ‘A contemporary Everyman is placed in an extreme situation, his body a reminder of the transient state of all our bodies.’
Early 20th century: the name of the principal character in a 15th-century morality play.
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