common touch


Definition of common touch

: the gift of appealing to or arousing the sympathetic interest of the common people

Examples of common touch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite being an Old Etonian, an Oxford alumnus, and a millionaire, Johnson has tried hard to cultivate a common touch. Lara Prendergast, Harper's Magazine, 26 Oct. 2021 But as Nasatir proved, and as Witherspoon is demonstrating all over again, having good taste and appreciating human-scale stories about the foibles, aspirations and triumphs of real people doesn’t mean losing the common touch. Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2021 Williams wielded his common touch at endless virtual forums and on front porches. Matt Sledge,, 12 Dec. 2020 Despite his wealth and privilege, some say Sunak still has the common touch. NBC News, 25 Nov. 2020 For a palace that has cultivated an aura of near-godliness despite Thailand’s pretenses to constitutional rule, the images suggest a concerted effort to win admirers with her common touch. Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2020 The candidate himself would fulminate in his own speech about violence in the streets, but Don Jr. eloquently heralded his father’s common touch. Sarah Ellison, Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2020 The state also purchased plexiglass shields for every polling location and single-use stylus pens to limit common touch points, Koupal said. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 20 Oct. 2020 That was typical of the man who kept the common touch despite his fame and remained an affable character, fond of life’s simple pleasures. Rob Harris,, 11 July 2020

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First Known Use of common touch

1910, in the meaning defined above

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6 Nov 2021

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“Common touch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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