Definition of 'commonly'
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White will become the most commonly seen helmet. The Sun (2016)More commonly you may see a stiff leg when they first get up from lying down. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is now more commonly seen than it used to be, because many nature reserves have hides that look out on to the muddy edges of pools. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We commonly call the literal use an example. Christianity Today (2000)It also recommends research into whether commonly used drugs might be more effective. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That shareholders and depositors are commonly referred to as investors hardly helps the clarity of the situation. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He was what is commonly called a character. Why am I Afraid to Grieve (1994)Net income before taxes is more commonly referred to as profits before taxes. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)Begin with scripts or what in business are commonly called scenarios. INSIDE THE TORNADO: MARKETING STRATEGIES FROM SILICON VALLEY'S CUTTING EDGE (2001)He also warned against what is commonly referred to as group think. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Player after player sacrificed his wicket with the sort of brain fades more commonly seen on the village green. The Sun (2016)This is commonly referred to as a trial and is often regarded as being emblematic of a thriving democracy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It appealed to me so much more than four guys and their guitars writing what is commonly referred to as real music. The Sun (2011)The usual food was mutton swimming in fat, in which maggots were commonly seen. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The bowling action commonly sees cricketers put up to 10 times their body weight through the joints below the waist. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The first is a sale by tender, commonly seen in the sale of properties owned by trusts and the like. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In fact it might be said that we know more about how acupuncture works than we do about the mechanisms behind such commonly used drugs as aspirin! Drug-Free Pain Relief (1987)A year ago the sparrow was still the most commonly seen bird in London. The Sun (2009)The commonly held view is that equity incentives for senior managers align the interests of executives with the owners of the business - the shareholders. Times, Sunday Times (2006)One approach that is showing some promise involves the use of "calcium channel blockers," which are drugs commonly used to treat heart disease. Understanding Cancer (1987)This is being seen most commonly in the technology, media, telecoms and pharmaceuticals sectors. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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