Examples of mundane in a Sentence
On him, a mundane navy blazer looked like an Armani dinner jacket; around him, a dusky locker room became the chandeliered lobby of the Savoy. —Curry Kirkpatrick, ESPN, 19 Mar. 2001
How did our ancestors pass from the mundane activity of counting to the concept of ‘number’ in the abstract, devoid of any particular collection of objects to label? —John D. Barrow, Pi in the Sky, 1992
They decided on buttock tattoos, rather than the more mundane engagement ring, because a tattoo is permanent. You can always pawn a ring. —Mike Royko, Chicago Tribune, 25 Aug. 1988
The day began with the mundane business of getting my white chiffon dress shortened … —Lady Bird Johnson, January 14, 1964, in A White House Diary, 1970
mundane chores, like washing dishes
They lead a pretty mundane life.
prayer and meditation helped her put her mundane worries aside
Recent Examples of mundane from the Web
Azor had written the lyrics, which were fairly mundane.
Until then, the families require intense case management from resettlement agency staff, to show them where to buy groceries, how to ride the bus and how to perform other mundane tasks.
Trinity Lutheran v. Comer: The Supreme Court’s decision on a relatively mundane case concerning a playground in Missouri could have big implications on other policy fights related to the separation of church and state.
Getting most of the mundane things out of the way before school resumes is the best way to avoid this pitfall.
At the meetings, shown live in recent years on the WisconsinEye Public Affairs Network, the justices discussed issues both meaty and mundane, many of them pertaining to court policies.
The former House speaker was in the running to be Trump's vice president and remains an informal adviser, providing input on matters as prominent as immigration and as mundane as the civil service system.
There was Jack, the flamboyant one most people assumed gay men to be; then there was Eric McCormack's Will Truman, the mundane, everyman that taught straight people their next-door neighbor could be gay.
The actors at the Geffen are more mundane in their characterizations than Wilson and Gyllenhaal, whose beard alone lent Roland a kind of celebrity attraction.
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Origin and Etymology of mundane
Middle English mondeyne, from Anglo-French mundain, from Late Latin mundanus, from Latin mundus world
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of mundane
MUNDANE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mundane for English Language Learners
: dull and ordinary
: relating to ordinary life on earth rather than to spiritual things
MUNDANE Defined for Kids
Definition of mundane for Students
1 : dull and ordinary I helped with mundane tasks, like doing dishes.
2 : relating to ordinary life on earth rather than spiritual things
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