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  • 1By many or most people; generally.

    ‘advancing age is popularly associated with a declining capacity for work’
    • ‘As a ‘laughing gas’, it was widely abused and popularly associated with ‘drunkenness’, in much the same way that aerosol-based nitrous oxide and ether-based glue are today.’
    • ‘Ostentatiously, a person's income dictates his ‘taste’, which is popularly associated with his dress, the restaurants he frequents, and the people he associates with.’
    • ‘While hotels, travel agencies and others are popularly associated with the service sector economy, this arena also includes those services traditionally provided by the government.’
    • ‘Thus, from the start, the right has been popularly associated with a conservative, cautionary stance, a certain defense of custom and tradition, and a resistance to idealistic innovation.’
    • ‘The Benedictines (who, like the Carthusians, are now popularly associated with a high-quality liqueur based on distilled wine) thus owned extensive vineyards.’
    • ‘Saint John the Evangelist was popularly associated with Venetian rule, and showing him evoked the free and voluntary decision made by the city to join with Venice.’
    • ‘People who work outdoors often still wear the klompen (wooden shoes) popularly associated with the Dutch.’
    • ‘It was the complex impact of these exchanges between east and west that created the culture, art, and scholarship that have been popularly associated with the Renaissance.’
    • ‘Rugby, racing and beer are popularly associated with significant vernacular rituals in Australia and New Zealand.’
    • ‘Now it is important to realize that what is called Say's Law was in the first instance designed as a refutation of doctrines popularly held in the ages preceding the development of economics as a branch of human knowledge.’
    • ‘That time, part of an interval of Earth's history called the Devonian Period by scientists such as geologists and paleontologists, is known popularly as the Age of Fishes.’
    • ‘‘Global warming’ is the term applied to increasing average global temperature, popularly associated with the enhanced greenhouse effect.’
    • ‘In comparison to many sports that are widely and popularly accepted in American culture, including football, cheerleading, hockey, boxing and basketball, mixed martial arts is relatively safe.’
    • ‘That said, this work is unlikely to be popularly acclaimed or widely read, even though it has a good deal to tell us about changing French attitudes toward war and the social and political position of the army within French society.’
    • ‘During her lifetime, she wrote novels, plays, poetry, and philosophical meditations, but it is for her novels that she was most widely and popularly known.’
    • ‘Grieg's score is more extensive than is popularly believed, and runs in its entirety to no fewer than 32 numbers, amounting to almost 90 minutes of music.’
    • ‘Since then, the word has become popularly associated with anti-colonial military activity.’
    • ‘The field is still popularly associated more with tents than texts: stones, bones, and potsherds.’
    widely, generally, universally, commonly, by all, by many, by most, usually, regularly, customarily, habitually, conventionally, ordinarily, traditionally, as a rule
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    1. 1.1(of a term, name, or title) in informal, common, or nonspecialist use.
      ‘polygraph analysis (popularly known as lie-detector testing)’
      • ‘The current five-week winter break is the legacy of a former mini-semester called ‘January term,’ a name that is still popularly used to refer to Macalester's winter break.’
      • ‘I took the little camera with me - it's popularly named a ‘pencam’, and that's what I'll call it from now on - but it was too hot, the sun was too fierce, and I was in too much of a rush to use it out in the field.’
      • ‘This temple is situated at Shastrinagar, a newly developed housing colony of Jammu city, named after a saint popularly known as Dudadhari Baba, as he lived only on milk.’
      • ‘Rather than having any validity as an alcoholic condition, the terms are used most popularly in AA to label someone who quit drinking on their own.’
      • ‘The British forces in the Balkans are popularly referred to in terms of ‘our boys’, in the spirit of the second world war.’
      • ‘The default comes at the sacrifice of accountability, or what is popularly termed transparency.’
      • ‘Quality of life is a term that is popularly used to convey an overall sense of well being and includes aspects such as happiness and satisfaction with life as a whole.’
      • ‘Known popularly by her first name, here was a woman who knew how the excesses of beauty and charisma could buy the trust of millions in order to validate the divide between the rich and poor.’
      • ‘The guru-student relationship is popularly characterised in terms of the student surrendering completely to the will of the preceptor.’
      • ‘Non-santri Javanese Muslims are popularly termed abangan or Islam kejawen.’
      • ‘The role of information and communications technologies is popularly held to be very critical to economic development.’
      • ‘The company, although formally named Frink, Walker & Company, was popularly known throughout the Midwest as simply Frink & Walker.’
      • ‘The U.S. Congress passed the trade policy, popularly called the Byrd Amendment - named after U.S. Senator Robert Byrd - in 2000.’
      • ‘Masood was popularly known as ‘The Lion of Panjshir,’ named for the valley he was born in, which was defended by his forces at great cost to the Soviets.’
      • ‘More popularly known by the generic name of Jamali-Kamali, this garden has the remains of the cities of Delhi, tucked away under its green grass and tall trees.’
      • ‘Built in 1650, it is attributed to a pir named Abdul Karim, who was more popularly known as Sheikh Chehli among the local inhabitants.’
      • ‘However, it is still popularly called by its old name.’
      • ‘Her name is Muswachidah, or Idah as she is popularly addressed.’
      • ‘Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus, popularly known simply as Tiberius, was the Roman emperor at the time of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.’
      • ‘Betty, as she was popularly known, was widely respected.’
      informally, unofficially, simply, non-technically
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    2. 1.2(of a politician or government) chosen by the majority of the voters; democratically.
      ‘a governor who is popularly elected’
      • ‘It was not until 1969 that the first transition between two popularly elected democratic governments occurred.’
      • ‘In the second sentence, dripping with rancor, Weisbrot slanderously implies that the United States feels no obligation whatsoever to tolerate popularly elected democracies if it has policy difference with that regime.’
      • ‘Both leaders gave their support for voters to popularly elect a council mayor to hold office every four years.’
      • ‘As a first step, Tung should push for more directly elected legislature seats, less than half of which are popularly chosen.’
      • ‘This is the attraction of democracy, and this is the reason why democracy became a universal value and why democratic rights are popularly supported and yearned for!’
      • ‘After all, what guarantees do we have that a new popularly elected president will be more democratic than Mubarak or any of his predecessors of the First Republic?’
      • ‘Secondly, I think, the polls or the most recent polls have shown that the majority of Australians do want to have a popularly elected president.’
      • ‘The referendum will ask a second question - whether voters want a popularly elected mayor.’
      • ‘On 12 June 1991 Yeltsin called a general election, in which he became the first popularly elected President of Russia, with an overwhelming majority.’
      • ‘Any serious attempt to challenge the democratic deficit must therefore consider creating some type of popularly elected global body.’
      • ‘Widespread anger against Tung, who is backed by China but not popularly elected, has fuelled demands for more democracy.’
      • ‘Being popularly elected, it would be accountable to voters and hence enjoy considerable legitimacy.’
      • ‘The president is popularly elected and must receive a majority of the vote.’
      • ‘It made him face up to a puzzle that Rowse explores: how to reconcile the functions of a professional public service with the necessities of a popularly elected government.’
      • ‘The new, transitional Iraqi government will not be popularly elected, and will inevitably itself be deeply divided on these issues.’
      • ‘The presence of this massive army of foreign soldiers cannot be justified in the presence of a popularly elected government.’
      • ‘Yudhoyono is banking on the compensation plan, plus his reputation as the country's first popularly elected president, to prevent mass political action against the government.’
      • ‘In England, France, and generally on the Continent notions of legislative supremacy dictated that the popularly elected parts of government were not to be restrained by appointed judges.’
      • ‘This created a true parliamentary democracy, legalized political parties, and made provisions for a popularly elected legislature.’
      • ‘The result is a framework for the governance of the continental economy that curtails domestic powers of popularly elected government.’
      democratically, by the people, universally, by universal suffrage
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