• それは世の常だ
    • That's how things go in this world.
    • 正直者が損をするのは世の常だ
    • It is our everyday experience that honesty does not pay./Honest people tend to lose out in this world.
    • 世の常ならば彼も今ごろは次官ぐらいにはなっていたろうに
    • If everything had gone smoothly, he would have been at least a vice-minister by now.
    • 彼は世の常の父親ではない
    • He is 「not a usual [no ordinary] father.
    • 彼女は世の常の秘書とは少し違う
    • She is 「not a run-of-the-mill secretary [different from the common run of secretaries].