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commonness

Synonyms:

acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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Correct spelling:
derail
Definition:
Derailment.

Synonyms:

noun
derail
jump.
verb
dissuade
admonish, avert, ban, bar, check, chill, dampen, daunt, deflect, depress, deter, discourage, dishearten, disincline, dissuade, divert, inhibit, intimidate, prevent, restrain.
go off the rails
crash, deflect, hinder, thwart, wreck.
motion
derail, jump.
Examples of usage:
  1. All along the track, from outside of Benton to the top of a long, slow rise of desert were indications of the fact that Indians had torn up the track or attempted to derail trains. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  2. The next obstruction may derail us." – The Grafters by Francis Lynde
  3. The split rails are:- 1. Railroad, frail 2. Derail, grail 3. Trailing, railguard 4. Railway, railing 5. Trailer, raillery. – Games For All Occasions by Mary E. Blain
  4. The next time that battery left Tournai I proposed to cut one of the metals on the bridge over the River Scheldt, just in front of the engine, so close that the driver couldn't stop, and so derail the locomotive. – Men, Women and Guns by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  5. Apprehensive, he crawled back on the coal to watch the caboose himself, and stayed long enough to see that the rapidly drifting snow threatened to derail the outfit any minute. – Whispering Smith by Frank H. Spearman

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