the Commons

plural noun

: the House of Commons (the part of the British or Canadian Parliament whose members are elected by voters)

Examples of the Commons in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Concert on the Commons: The Angela Combs Band, 7-9 p.m., Greenhills Commons, Winton and Farragut, Greenhills. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 30 June 2024 Slated to open this fall, the Commons will offer gardens, an outdoor plaza, a 400-seat theater and a glass-walled welcome center that can be toured without a ticket. Corinne Purtill, Los Angeles Times, 25 June 2024 It is thought that Farage could be foraying back into politics at a time where Labour is poised for victory, and there is a chance to form a strong opposition in the Commons. Armani Syed, TIME, 4 June 2024 Concert on the Commons: Dangerous Jim & the Slims, 7-9 p.m., Greenhills Commons, Winton and Farragut, Greenhills. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 2 June 2024 The party that commands a majority in the Commons, either alone or in coalition, will form the next government and its leader will be prime minister. Danica Kirka, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 May 2024 As a result, the Rwanda bill bounced back and forth between the two houses of Parliament, with the Lords repeatedly offering amendments only for them to be rejected by the Commons, which then sent the legislation back to the upper house. Wire Service, The Mercury News, 23 Apr. 2024 That cleared the way for the Commons to pass the legislation, known as the Safety of Rwanda Bill. Stephen Castle, New York Times, 22 Apr. 2024 An area known as the Commons offered a communal kitchen, outdoor meeting space and a free store. Ethan Varian, The Mercury News, 10 Apr. 2024

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“The Commons.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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