common or garden

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common or garden (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of common-or-garden
    • 1968, John Wisdom, Other Minds, page 141:
      Let's see what's wrong with the common or garden claims to knowledge, and by refusing in those cases to speak of knowledge set our minds on higher things, gain a glimpse of perfect knowledge, though perhaps without hope of reaching it.
    • 1993, Julia Annas, The Morality of Happiness, →ISBN, page 262:
      The author of the Magna Moralia has a passage which corresponds to Nicomachean Ethics IX 8 quite closely, but refuses to call the virtuous person 'self-loving' (philautos), reserving the word for common or garden selfish regard, and insisting that the virtuous person should be called 'good-loving' (philagathos) instead.
    • 1998, Nigel Kerner, The Song of the Greys, →ISBN, page 143:
      Like any common or garden racist would seek to do to someone he or she deems as different, or lesser.
    • 2015, Virginia Woolf, The Common Reader: - Volume 1, →ISBN, page 242:
      Where common or garden matters are adequately coped with in the DN8, as for instance in connection with the Pastons, or with such personages as Dr Bentley and Archbishop Thomson, they have been largely left to that work.