Such reasons would have been enough to account for plain dress, quite apart from religious feeling; but in Miss Brooke's case, religion alone would have determined it; and Celia mildly acquiesced in all her sister's sentiments, only infusing them with that common-sense
which is able to accept momentous doctrines without any eccentric agitation.
AN Orator afflicted with atrophy of the organ of common-sense
rose in his place in the halls of legislation and pointed with pride to his Unblotted Escutcheon.
I put it to your own common-sense
(we will say a week for the notice to quit)--why not treat me like a friend?
Helpless, ghastly, snatched out of the very jaws of death, there he lay, steadily distilling the clear common-sense
which had won him all his worldly rewards into the mind of his son.
Tulliver regarded him with dutiful respect, as he did everything else belonging to the church-service; but he considered that church was one thing and common-sense
another, and he wanted nobody to tell