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in common

Shared characteristics, as in One of the few things John and Mary have in common is a love of music. [Mid-1600s]
2. Held equally, in joint possession or use, as in This land is held in common by all the neighbors. [Late 1300s]
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in common

Equally with or by all.
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References in classic literature ?
Great poetry and great prose, it might be found, have most of their qualities in common.
Still, beside, or only a little way beneath, such a picture of passing fashion, what Steele and his fellows really deal with is the least transitory aspects of life, though still merely aspects--those points in which all human nature, great or little, finds what it has in common, and directly shows itself up.
What these three students have in common, besides Hispanic-sounding names, are naturalized parents, all of whom had become citizens many years earlier.
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