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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
Example sentences from the Web for common sense
Lankov and Delury make a commonsense point, but Jang, a defector to Seoul, maintains that Kim was removed from power last year.
Markup, Committee on Small Business, H.R.2751 — “Commonsense Construction Contracting Act of 2013”Up to a Point: The U.S. Government’s Minimum Wage Is $430 Million Per Hour|P. J. O’Rourke|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her PAC calls it “Commonsense Conservatives,” or “Patriots.”
I have perfect confidence in the commonsense and justice of Englishmen.The Simpkins Plot|George A. Birmingham
She had arrived at her present conclusion by putting certain facts together in a practical and commonsense fashion.The Campfire Girls on the Field of Honor|Margaret Vandercook
She might still have had her way against him, as long as he continued to base his appeal on commonsense.The Whirligig of Time|Wayland Wells Williams
It was three in the afternoon when Philip left the realms of commonsense.Where Angels Fear to Tread|E. M. Forster
If you wanted to speak to him you had to do it when he was with the group in its entirety—a commonsense enough policy.Twelve Men|Theodore Dreiser
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.