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Everyman   /ˈɛvrimən/   Listen
Everyman

noun
1.
The ordinary person.






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"Everyman" Quotes from Famous Books



... uncertain. To whiffle to hesitate; waver; prevaricate. cf. Tillotson, Sermons, xiv (1671-94): 'Everyman ought to be stedfast ... and not suffer himself to be whiffled ... by an insignificant noise.' 1724 mistakenly reads 'whistling' in ...
— The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. III • Aphra Behn

... a Library was "an act of faith," and some unknown essayist spoke of one so beautiful, so perfect, so harmonious in all its parts, that he who made it was smitten with a passion. In that faith the promoters of Everyman's Library planned it out originally on a large scale; and their idea in so doing was to make it conform as far as possible to a perfect scheme. However, perfection is a thing to be aimed at and ...
— Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works • Kaalidaasa

... has ended; dismiss it and turn to those other things. You are not only Stephen Stratton who fell into adultery; in these silences he is a little thing and far away; here and with me you are Man—Everyman—in this round world in which your lot has fallen. But Mary, I urged, to forget Mary is a treason, an ingratitude, seeing that she loved me. But the stillness did not command me to forget her, but only to turn my face now to the great work ...
— The Passionate Friends • Herbert George Wells



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