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in common

  1. Shared with one or more others.
    My cousin and I have a grandfather and grandmother in common.
  2. Held in joint possession.
  3. Possessing similar or identical qualities.
    I hate being alone with my boss as we have nothing in common.
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 4:
      The closest affinities of the Jubulaceae are with the Lejeuneaceae. The two families share in common: (a) elaters usually 1-spiral, trumpet-shaped and fixed to the capsule valves, distally []
    • 2008, BioWare, Mass Effect (Science Fiction), Redwood City: Electronic Arts, →ISBN, →OCLC, PC, scene: Normandy SR-1:
      Shepard: No, you were right. There is something between us.
      Liara: I knew it! And I knew you felt it, too. But... does this not seem rather strange? Why do I feel so close to you?
      Liara: We have only known each other a short time. We are from two different species. We have almost nothing in common. This makes no sense!

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