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Ordinary

Common and accepted in the general industry or type of activity in which the taxpayer is engaged. It is one of the tests for the deductibility of expenses incurred or paid in connection with a trade or business; for the production of income; for the management, conservation, or maintenance of property held for the production of income; or in connection with the determination, collection, or refund of any tax.
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This ordinariness seems both a function of script and a function of the acting.
At 19, and with the world telling you otherwise, ordinariness is probably the last thing you'd welcome as a birthday present.
No faux elegance, no glib intellectualizing, nothing to distract from the complete ordinariness of the personality.
After I interviewed that woman, it haunted me: her way of telling it, the mundaneness of the fact, the ordinariness of the woman who had one bad experience and then never had sex for the rest of her life.
Christians as well as Jews today may rely on the ordinariness of talking to an extra-ordinary God as a shared resource in the effort to reestablish moral and religious order after the Shoah and after modernity.
Independent visiting is about bringing stability and ordinariness into their lives.
In fact, Harlan's insistence on her ordinariness cannot erase the frequently extraordinary moments of her story.
Both biography and personal memoir name the ordinariness of Ricoeur.
The wondrous thing about life is often its ordinariness and its shared commonplaces.
Touching the Holy: Ordinariness, Self-Esteem and Friendship (Ave Maria, 155 pages, $6.
Geminga's value to astronomers now rests on its very ordinariness.
Through a succession of novels, Narayan has created an imaginary community, Malgudi, peopled by perceptively drawn characters whose very ordinariness provides fertile ground for Narayan's gentle humor.