common touch

noun

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 his wealth and privilege, some say Sunak still has the common touch. NBC News, "Rishi Sunak, U.K. finance minister, wins praise for staying calm during Covid," 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, "The Thai king’s companion vanished after upsetting the queen. Now she’s back in the spotlight," 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, "Donald Trump Jr. and the future of Trumpism: He upended expectations four years ago. What is he now?," 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, "Arches National Park, ski resorts, Amtrak: News from around our 50 states," 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, BostonGlobe.com, "England World Cup winner Jack Charlton dies at 85," 11 July 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, BostonGlobe.com, "England World Cup winner Jack Charlton dies at 85," 11 July 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, BostonGlobe.com, "England World Cup winner Jack Charlton dies at 85," 11 July 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, BostonGlobe.com, "England World Cup winner Jack Charlton dies at 85," 11 July 2020

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First Known Use of common touch

1910, in the meaning defined above

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29 Nov 2020

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“Common touch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/common%20touch. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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