horse sense

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n horse 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
    • Horse sense strong common sense.
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Quotations

  • Dale Carnegie
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    “Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The five senses are horse sense, innocence, common sense, concupiscence, and nonsense.”

Usage

In literature:

The man who uses horse sense in his transactions gets along further and faster than the man who uses selfishness and smartness.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Even the horse sensed the Romans' anger.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
It is a prevailing opinion among horsemen generally that the sense of smell is the governing sense of the horse.
"A New Illustrated Edition of J. S. Rarey's Art of Taming Horses" by J. S. Rarey
This general sense of impending disaster was made keenly personal by the destruction of uncle David's stable with all his horses.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
I thought she had some horse sense left.
"The Faith Healer" by William Vaughn Moody
This is just where horse sense beats knowledge.
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
Yes, I had a pretty soft spot for Rosalie, though I had sense enough to know that God had never meant her for an old sea horse like myself.
"Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas" by Lloyd Osbourne
You're so deucedly sane and wise, and the only thing I seem to lack is plain horse sense!
"Mixed Faces" by Roy Norton
Men in their hopeless egotism have far underestimated the good sense of the horse.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
Maybe he was right enough, if the feller getting off had got any horse sense.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
I'm beginning to use my own horse-sense, and figure things out.
"The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields" by Lieut. Howard Payson
That mightn't matter if you had horse sense and knew when to slam the covers on the rot.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
With ordinary judgment and horse-sense, I take risks that no so-called sane man would consider.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
There was certainly no sense in trying to make a horse or a tiger out of myself.
"Confessions of a Neurasthenic" by William Taylor Marrs
And Estelle's got no end of horse sense.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
Toby has common horse-sense, and could hardly get lost if he tried his hardest.
"Jack Winters' Campmates" by Mark Overton
If I'd only had sense enough not to plug Jed's horse that day, this whole thing wouldn't have happened.
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport
Pat thrilled with the sense of coming battle, but he did not fear this horse.
"Bred of the Desert" by Marcus Horton
Fortunately our horses were as sure footed as goats, but I shall not easily forget the sense of dizziness I felt as I looked down.
"The Frontier Boys in the Grand Canyon" by Wyn Roosevelt
Griffith looked, and looked, and, scarcely able to believe his senses, followed Neville's horse to the stable, and examined him all round.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 99, January, 1866" by Various
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In poetry:

"An Hostler not know! Why, he spoke rather cross.
Every word that he said was concerning his horse.
You ignorant blockhead! this plain sense appears--
When he's ate up his corn you must cut off his ears."
"The Art Of Speaking" by William Hutton
In the neolithic age of our Australia, long ago,
There dwelt a wise old chieftain, as you probably don't know;
His royal tastes and habits I won't venture to describe,
But his plain horse-sense was noted and applauded by his tribe.
"In The First Elective Ministry" by C J Dennis

In news:

No horse sense in Harrisburg.
To leading Canadian trainer, Lasix ban makes no horse sense .
A little horse sense , please.
Horse sense helps in emergency.
In Spielberg's War Horse, Horse Sense Abounds.
Some horse-sense at the state Capitol.
Horse sense on project results in new equestrian trail.
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To leading Canadian trainer, Lasix ban makes no horse sense.
A little horse sense, please.
Horse sense helps in emergency.
Horse Sense-The Building of Faith and Confidence.
Horse sense on project results in new equestrian trail.
Horse Sense Click to enlarge.
PC gamers no longer need Steve Balmer to ride in on a white horse to deliver motion-sensing to PC gaming—Razer's already on it.
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