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Definition of "everyman" []

  • In fiction, drama, or allegory, the archetypical ordinary individual, frequently the protagonist in a parable of some sort. (noun)

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Use "everyman" in a sentence
  • "As the antagonist of myth may also be a god, as myth deals with, in effect, a society of gods, so in legend the value of everyman is shifted up to demigod."
  • "The everyman is dealing with the duties that any human being might, and doing so with a weaker will."
  • "Or, possibly, the $4.50 gasoline price has absorbed every available erg of populist anger, or -- yet another possibility -- today's financial failures are too complex to stick in everyman's craw."