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Examples of quotidian in a Sentence
not content with the quotidian quarrels that other couples had, they had rows that shook the entire neighborhood
plagued by a quotidian coughing fit, the result of years of smoking
Recent Examples of quotidian from the Web
Through the institutional and the quotidian racial injustices, Lineberry threads the story of Smalls’s life.
In New Mexico, the O’Keeffe enchantment starts young; the quotidian world becomes sacred under the overwhelming sunsets and watermelon mountains and the constant smell of burning piñon and cedar in the air.
Inside knowledge of these issues is precisely the type of thing that Cordish or Liddell, Ivanka Trump or Kushner can tout not only amid the chaos of quotidian political battles but also once the White House days are up.
If twin traditions of loyalty and recidivism helped make La Cosa Nostra an unusually rich source of referrals, Olszowy has also networked along more quotidian lines.
Religious discrimination in the U.S. often happens in the most quotidian settings, including debates over zoning ordinances.
The Russian state is notoriously inefficient at following through on the quotidian details of government administration; its more natural mode is building projects of tremendous scale.
Its opposite, meanwhile — the quotidian physical martyrdom that was the lot of the working class — was at least given its due as a creditable human quality.
Far and away the most unfit man ever to hold the nation’s highest office, Trump has crammed so much into his first few months that most of us have trouble keeping track of the quotidian acts of executive mayhem.
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Did You Know?
In Shakespeare's play As You Like It, the character Rosalind observes that Orlando, who has been running about in the woods carving her name on trees and hanging love poems on branches, "seems to have the quotidian of love upon him." Shakespeare's use doesn't make it clear that quotidian derives from a Latin word that means "every day." But as odd as it may seem, Shakespeare's use of "quotidian" is just a short semantic step away from the "daily" adjective sense. Some fevers occur intermittently - sometimes daily. The phrase "quotidian fever" and the noun "quotidian" have long been used for such recurring maladies. Poor Orlando is simply afflicted with such a "fever" of love.
QUOTIDIAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of quotidian for English Language Learners
: ordinary or very common
: done each day
Medical Definition of quotidian
: occurring every day quotidian fever
Medical Definition of quotidian
: something (as an intermittent fever) that occurs each day
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