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229. Everyman

  1. A. N. Other British John Doe. [Br. Usage: Misc.]
  2. Brother Jonathan British slang for the typical American. [Br. Usage: Misc.]
  3. Ivan Ivanovich Ivanov embodiment of ordinary Russian person. [Russ. Usage: LLEI, I: 292]
  4. Jane Doe female counterpart of John Doe. [Am. Usage: Misc.]
  5. Jean Crapaud personification of peculiarities of French people. [Fr. Usage: LLEI, I: 292]
  6. John Bull any Englishman, or Englishmen collectively. [Br. Lit.: History of John Bull, Brewer Dictionary, 591]
  7. John Doe formerly, any plaintiff; now just anybody. [Am. Pop. Usage: Brewer Dictionary, 329]
  8. John Q. Citizen fictitious average man on the street. [Am. Jour.: Mathews, 910]
  9. John Q. Public fictitious typical citizen. [Am. Jour.: Mathews, 910]
  10. John Q. Voter fictitious typical citizen. [Am. Jour.: Mathews, 910]
  11. John a Noakes fictitious, litigious character; used in legal proceedings. [Br. Legal Usage: Wheeler, 260]
  12. John a Styles fictitious, litigious counterpart to John a Noakes. [Br. Legal Usage: Wheeler, 260]
  13. Richard Roe formerly, any defendant; now just anybody. [Am. Pop. Usage: Brewer Dictionary, 329]

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Everyman, late-15th-century English morality play. It is the counterpart of the Dutch play Elckerlijk; which of these anonymous plays is the original has been the subject of controversy. When Everyman is summoned by Death, he can persuade none of his friends—Beauty, Kindred, Worldly Goods—to go with him, except Good Deeds. This allegory has been used as the basis of plays by later writers and has remained popular in modern times.

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Everyman.
1. Oratorio by Walford Davies based on medieval mystery play, Leeds 1904.

2. Incid. mus. for small orch. by Sibelius, 1916, for prod. of Hofmannsthal's version of Everyman (Jedermann).

3. monologues for bar. or cont. and pf. or orch. from Hofmannsthal's Jedermann by Frank Martin, 1943.

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Everyman the name of the principal character in a 15th-century morality play, to whom Knowledge makes the promise, ‘Everyman, I will go with thee, and be thy guide.’

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Eve·ry·man / ˈevrēˌman/ • n. [in sing.] an ordinary or typical human being: it is Everyman's dream car.

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