Origin of common sense
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Don’t burn the house down, but have fun with itWith a little common sense and some practice, you’ll wonder why you haven’t cooked with the broiler forever.Don’t Fear the Broiler|Elazar Sontag|February 11, 2021|Eater
I think it just kind of makes common sense that the number one constituency that every CEO probably cares the most about is their employees.Business’s social goals are not a passing political play|Alan Murray|February 8, 2021|Fortune
Every choice he made came from a place of courage and common sense and journalistic integrity.
Use common sense in rationing your shot signals, but don’t be stingy with the whistle.How to survive three days in the wild|By Keith McCafferty/Field & Stream|January 26, 2021|Popular-Science
Algorithmic thinking can reduce chaos and slow-downs, identify gaps between what we are doing and need to doAs a new administration takes office, there is hope that the vaccination rollout will be infused with both common sense and urgency.How to Fix the Vaccine Rollout - Issue 95: Escape|Melanie E. Moses|January 20, 2021|Nautilus
Letting humans use their common sense is not an invitation to anarchy.
Common sense is not a just a normative judgment about wisdom, but a structural feature of any functioning organization.
We have to use common sense inclusiveness, because we are quickly getting to a place where our brain is falling out.A Field General in the War on Christmas|David Freedlander|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in 2014, numerous states passed common-sense public safety laws, showing that the momentum for gun safety is building.The NRA’s Twisted List for Santa|John Feinblatt|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His ideology is just so strong and so powerful that it clouds his vision for common sense and objectiveness.The Sydney Astrologer Turned Islamic Radical|Jacob Siegel|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So one's common sense fails to establish a definite reasonable time.
There are many cases like this in which one's common sense fails to furnish a correct, yet needful guide.
But surely this point of view is the very converse of the teachings of common sense.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
His cheerfulness was unbounded, and it was matched by his goodness of heart, his broad charity, and common sense.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Then his mother-wit came out, his lively humour and practical common sense—all unstudied and natural.
British Dictionary definitions for common sense
Cultural 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.