common sense


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the ability to make sensible decisions

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According to the view that I am suggesting, a physical object or piece of matter is the collection of all those correlated particulars which would be regarded by common sense as its effects or appearances in different places.
Francis answered easily, out of the depths of his strong common sense.
At intervals I cultivate the difficult virtue of common sense.
The common sense of mankind has revolted against this view, or has only partially admitted it.
Yes, Adam, there is much common sense in your suggestion, though it startled me at first.
Whilst something higher than prudence is active, he is admirable; when common sense is wanted, he is an encumbrance.
Controlled, like his age, by cool common sense and practical judgment, he kept his mind constantly open to new impressions, and was more concerned to avoid the appearance of bigotry and unreason than to maintain that of consistency.
Nevertheless his greatness consists throughout partly in the common sense which he shares with the best English critics and thinkers of all periods; and as regards tragedy he concludes, in spite of rules and theory, that he 'loves Shakspere.
Certainly," exclaimed the Bengal Light, who was now in better spirits; "that is only common sense.
Why, anybody can have common sense, provided that they have no imagination.
Common sense wouldn't, I know, but I have NO common sense.
Now, my dear Miss Summerson, if you want common sense, responsibility, and respectability, all united--if you want an exemplary man--Vholes is THE man.
But the master gave his fellow countrymen an ethical system based upon sound common sense, and a deep knowledge of their customs and characteristics.
Vera, judging only by her husband and generalizing from that observation, supposed that all men, though they understand nothing and are conceited and selfish, ascribe common sense to themselves alone.
Interestingly, many don't rely on the rule of law, but on common sense, which can be more challenging than it sounds.