common sense


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n common sense sound practical judgment "Common sense is not so common","he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples","fortunately she had the good sense to run away"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Common sense A supposed sense which was held to be the common bond of all the others.
    • Common sense “The complement of those cognitions or convictions which we receive from nature, which all men possess in common, and by which they test the truth of knowledge and the morality of actions.”
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  • Horace Greeley
    Horace Greeley
    “Common Sense is very uncommon.”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
    “Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.”
  • Victor Hugo
    “Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.”
  • Thomas H. Huxley
    “Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense.”
  • Peter Latham
    Peter Latham
    “Common Sense is in medicine the master workman.”
  • W. Somerset Maugham
    “Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.”


In literature:

How, I ask you in the name of common sense, can a man dine who takes tea here!
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Embedded in the common sense of the British population at large is a certain large and somewhat sullen sense of fair dealing.
"An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation" by Thorstein Veblen
Thousands of the most beautiful women are destitute of common sense and common humanity.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
I can never fear that things will go far wrong where common sense has fair play.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
His father replied as a wise man was sure to do, almost with sympathy, with entire patience, and with thorough common sense.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
You and Mollie can do the beauty show for the family; I am content to represent `intellect and common-sense.
"The Fortunes of the Farrells" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
But he had the greatest confidence in his rough-hewing common sense.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
That is all that Talleyrand, all that the common sense of mankind asks.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Common sense, and an examination of the pulse, will guide as to the proper time.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
Indeed it may be said that a certain measure of common-sense is of the very essence of goodness.
"The Complex Vision" by John Cowper Powys
His common sense, however, aided by the urging of Professor Mansfield, restored him to his reason.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
Scientific method is merely common sense made more thoroughgoing and systematic.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
The common sense salesman does not resort to such tactics.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
The reply is that the use of his common-sense may justify his optimism.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915" by Various
Now brats, get out of the way, and let us have a little common sense.
"Yr Ynys Unyg" by Julia de Winton
Use industry, frugality, and common sense by all means, but do not expect that they will help you to success.
"Mental Efficiency" by Arnold Bennett
Still, the difficulties of common sense have continued to grow.
"Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge" by Alexander Philip
Thousands of the most beautiful women are destitute of common sense and common humanity.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
The country-gentleman had strong prejudices and enough common sense to recognise his own ignorance.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
I suppose I must set you an example of common-sense behaviour.
"Captain Desmond, V.C." by Maud Diver

In poetry:

"So, with a common sense of need,
Our common weakness feeling,
I left them with myself to God
And His all-gracious dealing!
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"For all your store of varied lore,
Tho' guidance and defence,
Was quite in vain to stand the strain,
Like rocks of common sense."
"The School-Taught Youth" by Thomas Frederick Young
But there, a Judge who wants to prime
His mind with true ideas of crime,
Derives them from the common sense
Of practical experience.
"My Dream" by William Schwenck Gilbert
I have no heart?-Perhaps I have not;
But then you're mad to take offence
That don't give you what I have not got:
Use your common sense.
"No, Thank You John" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
And who his manly locks would shave,
And quench the eyes of common sense,
To share the noisy recompense
That mocked the shorn and blinded slave?
"To James T. Fields" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But jealous of our god of dreams,
His common-sense in secret schemes
To rule the heart;
Unable to invent the lyre,
Creates with simulated fire
Official art.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden

In news:

Victory for common sense and Obama's coalition.
A complaint filed against pro-GOP ' Common Sense .
In hurricane's aftermath, use common sense outdoors.
Good-government group files complaint over ' Common Sense Principles.
It's time for common sense to prevail.
Common sense and compassion for McHenry.
Romney Provides Common Sense , Not Cheap Talk, On Health Care.
Republicans keep winning with common sense values.
Judge Sharon Kennedy is running for the Ohio Supreme Court and she will bring a working class girl's background, her uncommon common sense , and a passion for justice to the highest judicial office in the State of Ohio.
Diament: Common sense interests need to be promoted.
Common sense among (some) community leaders.
Etiquette Expert Blended Common Sense , Courtesy.
Use common sense on Halloween.
TSSAA, use common sense .
City urging caution, common sense .

In science:

Hence, the JAMEX has a null common mode voltage at the outputs that avoids any current flow at the terminating resistors when no charge is sensed.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
As one is able to give rise to a sense of belonging, this enables the creation of a common culture, and enforces social norms .
Citing for High Impact
Without it we would almost certainly be selecting words which are simply common in the English language, at which point our feature would cease to make sense.
Algorithmic Detection of Computer Generated Text
In common sense, two nodes, x and y , are more likely to have a link if they have many common neighbors.
Link Prediction in Complex Networks: A Survey
Contradicts common sense. Common sense one told us that the sun rose and set across the ear th.
The emergence of the physical world from information processing
To some extent, the result (1) is based on the common sense that such a power must exist regardless mathematical ambiguity of the left-hand side of identity (1).
Non-Smooth Spatio-Temporal Coordinates in Nonlinear Dynamics
In compressed sensing ˜Ln (instead of Ln ) is commonly used.
Limiting Laws of Coherence of Random Matrices with Applications to Testing Covariance Structure and Construction of Compressed Sensing Matrices
The same peculiar combination of simplicity and subtlety is involved in the theory of narrative, but as everyone knows, insight here belongs to the most common of common-sense conceptions.
So one needs to answer the conceptual question: under what forms of the dependence of sAB on (x, y) can one say that the diagram (2) is correct? Even in the seemingly simple special cases one cannot reply on one’s common sense alone.
Selectivity in Probabilistic Causality: Drawing Arrows from Inputs to Stochastic Outputs
These discretizations are commonly used to define Lagrangian methods, in the sense that the points or particles are comoving with the fluid.
A Well-Posed Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability Test and Comparison
When the driving field is not too strong and tw not too long we observe simple aging in the sense that the curves for different waiting times collapse on a common curve when plotted as functions of t/tw .
Logarithmic relaxation and stress aging in the electron glass
Common sense, however, expects γ to be out and δ to be in.
The Equational Approach to CF2 Semantics
In modern literature, the word “undecidability” is used more commonly in sense 2, given that “independence” adequately describes sense 1.
Undecidable problems: a sampler
When lacking prior information or striving for complete ob jectivity, it is common practice to use a prior that in some sense is non-informative or ob jective.
Decision-theoretic justifications for Bayesian hypothesis testing using credible sets
In this sense, a common choice for the directional kernel is L(r) = e−r , r ≥ 0, also known as the von Mises kernel due to its relation with the q–von Mises–Fisher distribution (Watson 1983).
A test for assessing independence between wildfire orientation and size