Be understandable. This usage, first recorded in 1686, is often used in a negative context, as in This explanation doesn't make sense.
Be reasonable, wise, or practical, as in It makes sense to find out first how many will attend the conference. This term employs sense in the meaning of “what is reasonable,” a usage dating from 1600. In Britain it is also put as stand to sense.
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But give the Kingdom credit for its sense of mercy: The lashes will be administered only 50 at a time.
It may be fun and it may get them paid, until oversaturation ruins our sense for irony and destroys the market for it.
Genetics alone does not an eating disorder make, generally speaking, and Bulik points out that environment still plays a role.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And yes, our values include tolerance of those who wish to make fun of religion.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Other major news outlets made the same decision, hiding behind a misplaced sense of multicultural sensitivity.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And to tell the truth, she couldn't help wishing he could see, so he could make the game livelier.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
A constant sense of easy balance should be developed through poising exercises.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
She did not need a great cook-book; She knew how much and what it took To make things good and sweet and light.
There is, perhaps, in this childish suffering often something more than the sense of being homeless and outcast.
Now this setting up of an orderly law-abiding self seems to me to imply that there are impulses which make for order.