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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
Her mother—so self-possessed, and commonsensical—to look and speak like this!The Forsyte Saga, Volume III.|John Galsworthy
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.