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  • They are passionate spokespeople for their brand of life, giving Gogol and Moushumi a steady, unquestionable stream of advice about quotidian things.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • But there was more quotidian work to be done as well.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The trouble was that there really was no end to the quotidian details of upper-class American life bafflingly new to Michael Oher.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • In the world of the crematoriums hatred is a reckless and incontinent passion, incompatible with the humdrum nature of the quotidian task.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • This theory is bound to provoke a variety of reactions, ranging from disbelief to revulsion, and a variety of objections, ranging from the quotidian to the moral.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • He contributed to domestic peace with a quotidian act that was more humiliating than humble: he wiped the rim of the bowl with toilet paper each time he used it.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Quotidian things.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Violence, that is, of the quotidian kind, the physical and psychological violence of poverty, the type of violence that had surrounded Deo all through his childhood and adolescence.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Between running her cleaning business, coaching, and helping the families of players and employees, she had had little time for rest or for dealing with the quotidian tasks of her own life.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Partly that is because we journalists tend to be good at covering events that happen on a particular day, but we slip at covering events that happen every day—such as the quotidian cruelties inflicted on women and girls.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Though now, or in the recent now, I've begun to understand how easily one can stand by and watch a pile of dross steadily grow, allow the fetter of one's quotidian life to become an unwieldy accumulation, which seems somehow much more daunting to clear away once it has settled, gained a repose.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • There is a man haunts the forest that abuses our young plants with carving "Rosalind" on their barks; hangs odes upon hawthorns, and elegies on brambles; all, forsooth, deifying the name of Rosalind: if I could meet that fancy-monger, I would give him some good counsel, for he seems to have the quotidian of love upon him.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • By these means Elnathan had acquired a certain degree of knowledge in fevers and agues, and could talk with judgment concerning intermittents, remittents, tertians, quotidians, etc. In certain cutaneous disorders very prevalent in new settlements, he was considered to be infallible; and there was no woman on the Patent but would as soon think of becoming a mother without a husband as without the assistance of Dr. Todd.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • From His Observation Of The Sequell Of Things Thirdly, whereas there is no other Felicity of Beasts, but the enjoying of their quotidian Food, Ease, and Lusts; as having little, or no foresight of the time to come, for want of observation, and memory of the order, consequence, and dependance of the things they see; Man observeth how one Event hath been produced by another; and remembreth in them Antecedence and Consequence; And when he cannot assure himselfe of the true causes of...
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Quotidian.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • ...blessed Saviour "gave himself for us, that he might purifie us to himself, a peculiar (that is, an extraordinary) people:" for the word is in the Greek periousios, which is opposed commonly to the word epiousios: and as this signifieth Ordinary, Quotidian, or (as in the Lords Prayer) Of Daily Use; so the other signifieth that which is Overplus, and Stored Up, and Enjoyed In A Speciall Manner; which the Latines call Peculium; and this meaning of the place is confirmed by the reason God...
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • , their yawning disdain of politics and the raw dirty world, their quotidian homage to the Kenyon Review, to the New Criticism and the ectoplasmic Mr. Eliot)—was that he was creating life full-blown from a test tube.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice

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