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Origin of common sense
OTHER WORDS FROM common sensecommon-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
How to use common sense in a sentence
Lankov and Delury make a commonsense point, but Jang, a defector to Seoul, maintains that Kim was removed from power last year.
Have contractors been constructing buildings without commonsense since 1776?
Markup, Committee on Small Business, H.R.2751 — “Commonsense Construction Contracting Act of 2013”
Her PAC calls it “Commonsense Conservatives,” or “Patriots.”
Half the army was in hospital from want of proper nourishment and commonsense sanitation.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Grant's a rugged sort of commonsense chap—hates show and fuss.Red Pepper Burns|Grace S. Richmond
It is not sound science, it is not good philosophy, it is not even commonsense.Theism or Atheism|Chapman Cohen
Statistics don't impress me as they do some people, and I would far rather rely upon your commonsense than upon any figures.
Pin him down to the one fact which your own commonsense teaches you, that the wealth of the country is unequally distributed.
British Dictionary definitions for common sense
adjective common-sense, common-sensical
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.