Origin of conventional wisdom
Words nearby conventional wisdom
How to use conventional wisdom in a sentence
We accepted the conventional wisdom that this is what restaurant work was like, and we didn’t believe we had agency to change it.The Toxicity of Restaurant Kitchens Is Exactly Why I Never Reported Abuses|Lindsey Danis|February 4, 2021|Eater
The conventional wisdom, based on one view of the fundamentals, was that the company was going the way of Blockbuster.The GameStop stock situation isn’t about populism. It’s about whether the market is ‘real.’|Mikhail Klimentov|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
In the realms of policy and business, 2020 overturned conventional wisdom about what levels of government intervention and stimulus were acceptable to forestall certain disaster.2020 ties with 2016 for warmest year ever recorded, EU climate service says|Katherine Dunn|January 8, 2021|Fortune
According to conventional wisdom, the hydrogen atom is bound to one fluorine by a covalent bond and to the other fluorine by a hydrogen bond.This weird chemical bond acts like a mash-up of hydrogen and covalent bonds|Emily Conover|January 7, 2021|Science News
At the time, the conventional wisdom was that delivery companies needed to dominate big, dense cities, where lots of customers live within short distances, to be successful.After a blockbuster IPO, DoorDash’s challenge now is to deliver profits|Danielle Abril|December 14, 2020|Fortune
Many Jewish women have been accepted as conventional, mainstream hot.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But he was always uncommonly gracious, a truly gentle man, willing to dispense wisdom and perspective when asked.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America|John Avlon|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The end of conventional childbirth might only be a matter of time.
Despite conventional wisdom, there are no rewards just for participating.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Common sense is not a just a normative judgment about wisdom, but a structural feature of any functioning organization.
In Luke it is said, “And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom.”Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
The wisdom of a scribe cometh by his time of leisure: and he that is less in action, shall receive wisdom.
The word of the law shall be fulfilled without a lie, and wisdom shall be made plain in the mouth of the faithful.
Nations shall declare his wisdom, and the church shall shew forth his praise.
He showed his wisdom in giving the Pandemonium card-room a very wide berth for the rest of his days.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Other Idioms and Phrases with conventional wisdom
A widely held belief on which most people act. For example, According to conventional wisdom, an incumbent nearly always wins more votes than a new candidate. This term was invented by John Kenneth Galbraith, who used it in The Affluent Society (1958) to describe economic ideas that are familiar, predictable, and therefore accepted by the general public. Today it is used in any context where public opinion has considerable influence on the course of events.