commonplace book

noun

Definition of commonplace book

: a book of memorabilia

Examples of commonplace book in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After his wife left him in 1642, John Milton processed it in his commonplace book, chronicling a reading binge about bad marriages. New York Times, 22 Mar. 2022 Sometime around 1535, Sir Thomas Wyatt, a poet and ambassador in the court of King Henry VIII, had a scribe copy into his personal commonplace book a poem that Wyatt had composed. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, 13 Feb. 2020 Sometime around 1535, Sir Thomas Wyatt, a poet and ambassador in the court of King Henry VIII, had a scribe copy into his personal commonplace book a poem that Wyatt had composed. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, 13 Feb. 2020 Sometime around 1535, Sir Thomas Wyatt, a poet and ambassador in the court of King Henry VIII, had a scribe copy into his personal commonplace book a poem that Wyatt had composed. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, 13 Feb. 2020 Sometime around 1535, Sir Thomas Wyatt, a poet and ambassador in the court of King Henry VIII, had a scribe copy into his personal commonplace book a poem that Wyatt had composed. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, 13 Feb. 2020 Sometime around 1535, Sir Thomas Wyatt, a poet and ambassador in the court of King Henry VIII, had a scribe copy into his personal commonplace book a poem that Wyatt had composed. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, 13 Feb. 2020 Sometime around 1535, Sir Thomas Wyatt, a poet and ambassador in the court of King Henry VIII, had a scribe copy into his personal commonplace book a poem that Wyatt had composed. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, 13 Feb. 2020 Sometime around 1535, Sir Thomas Wyatt, a poet and ambassador in the court of King Henry VIII, had a scribe copy into his personal commonplace book a poem that Wyatt had composed. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, 13 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of commonplace book

1572, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of commonplace book was in 1572

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“Commonplace book.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/commonplace%20book. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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