Origin of common sense
Related formscom·mon-sense, com·mon·sense, adjectivecom·mon·sen·si·cal, com·mon·sen·si·ble, adjectivecom·mon·sen·si·cal·ly, com·mon·sen·si·bly, adverb
Examples from the Web for common sense
In California, Christie shot back: “That is not a heartless position, that is a common-sense position.”
And at the invitation of several governors, they have traveled to states to advocate for common-sense legislation.Newtown Six-Month Anniversary: The Victims Deserve More|Rob Cox|June 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They do so, inevitably, by finding our blind spots, and by exploiting our common-sense assumptions.
Having failed to avoid that meat ax, the two sides are unlikely to forge a common-sense agreement now.Washington Is Waiting for Godot as President Obama’s Second-Term Agenda Stalls|Howard Kurtz|April 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Other common-sense provisions, like limiting the size of clips?
Many of the middle-aged disciples of the Church of Common-sense are still in our midst.Oxford|Andrew Lang
This is not a paradox, but a common-sense question, as the following suggestive little incident will show.A Librarian's Open Shelf|Arthur E. Bostwick
I only merely strives fur to use the few grains of common-sense w'ich the Good Lawd give me, tha's all 'tis.J. Poindexter, Colored|Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
This is only true at most of the disjointed experience employed by common-sense.A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson|Edouard le Roy
While the others were reaching conclusions through their feelings alone, he was taking the common-sense view of the case.Down The River|Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for common sense
adjective common-sense, common-sensical
Culture definitions for common sense
(1776) A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that called for the United States to declare independence from Britain immediately. Written in a brisk and pungent style, Common Sense had a tremendous impact and helped to persuade many Americans that they could successfully wage a war for their independence.