road sense


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n road sense good judgment in avoiding trouble or accidents on the road
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  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs-jolted by every pebble in the road.”


In literature:

One thing that was as much gratification to Mr. Oliver as making the road was the sense of motion, action, bustle and doing things.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
By the time he had completely regained his senses he was in a crowded thoroughfare, which he recognised as the Gray's Inn Road.
"The Tinted Venus" by F. Anstey
People who talk sense are like people who break stones in the road: they cover one with dust and splinters.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
I got the hint that I was, in the right sense, on the same road as these men.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
Within five minutes of leaving the road for the downs there enveloped you that indefinable sense that a fighting area has been entered.
"Norman Ten Hundred" by A. Stanley Blicq
The Germans seemed to have a weird sense of what was going on on our roads.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Get by them, therefore, as you would by an angry bull; it is not for a man of sense to dispute the road with such an animal.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. IX (of X) - America - I" by Various
With what sense of liberty, of exultation, we took our way down the road on that gorgeous autumn morning!
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
But they ain't no sense nor reason in just a-killin' time on the road, neither.
"Once to Every Man" by Larry Evans
Our road is not built to last a thousand years, yet in a sense it is.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The road had twisted and turned so much he had lost his sense of direction.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
When we got here the young woman was lying by the side of the road half in the bushes, and out of her senses, just as she is now.
"The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp" by Thornton W. Burgess
In spite of her depression, however, she could not but feel a sense of pleasure as they bowled along over the public road.
"A Daughter of the Union" by Lucy Foster Madison
It was the jogging over the rough mountainous road which finally brought the young captain to his senses.
"At the Fall of Port Arthur" by Edward Stratemeyer
In all other parts of America the roads in the present-day sense did not exist at all.
"The Life of John Marshall (Volume 1 of 4)" by Albert J. Beveridge
He had still sense enough to see that a motorcar was coming along the road, slowing as it came.
"Violet Forster's Lover" by Richard Marsh
She had just run across the road to convince a cow of its loss of the sense of direction when she heard the neighing of a horse.
"The Blower of Bubbles" by Arthur Beverley Baxter
What in the devil's the sense of roads like this!
"Paul and His Dog, v.2 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIV)" by Charles Paul de Kock
In a comparative sense, travel over the turnpike road was suspended.
"Historic Highways of America (Vol. 11)" by Archer Butler Hulbert
A heavy step in the road brought me, with a little sense of relief, back to the present.
"The Yellow House" by E. Phillips Oppenheim

In poetry:

I sit in the saddle,
I feel the road unroll,
And keep my senses straightened
Toward to-morrow's goal.
"The Day's March" by Robert Nichols
Many a man hath done so; sought to fence
In straitened bonds the soul that should be free,
Trodden the dusty road of common sense,
While all the forest sang of liberty,
"Apologia" by Oscar Wilde
If it should never end--
The road, the wandering and the feel
Of dead infinities that seem
O'er our dead sense to steal,
And like seas cease above--
Would it much matter, love?
"Dead Love" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

Follow Your Senses Along the Road Less Traveled.
The Wheatfield Lions Club's Five Senses Nature Park on Ward Road was dedicated in honor of the late Henry Scibisz of Wheatfield on Sept 9.
All of us know this myopia: even after we've lived in a city for years, we often lack a real sense of how its road networks are laid out.
He's the youngest of four sons born into a Sarasota circus family that booked long stints at theme parks during Nock 's youth to provide a sense of stability on the road.
Have they no sense that their policies have sent the country hurtling down the road to ruin.
Zuck enters Facebook's first road show presentation by the side door , Yahoo CEO says sorry for … the distraction and a financier with fashion sense steps in to save Barney's from bankruptcy court.
The need for cyclists and vehicle drivers to share the road is not just a matter of public safety, or of common courtesy, or just civilized sense of getting from one place to the other in one piece.
Shelby Lynne sets her sultry voice to a lazy shuffle, purring, "I should drive off of the road/I'm in a war I cannot win," in an attempt to make sense of her mistakes.
Ice bridge added sense of adventure to the road north.
The system is similar to "cloud computing" in that different @ Ants will be able to electronically sense each other on the road and determine whether or not they're heading in the same direction.
After one game, Dustin Jones could sense Lake-Lehman had reached a fork in the road.
Road bonds make sense .
Closing Rooney Road slash facililty makes no sense Editor: I'm especially concerned about the closing down of the Rooney Road slash facilty.
Like its predecessor (the RoLine 1110), the new Selcom High Speed RoLine 1130 sensor uses laser-line sensing to capture precise textural information on coarser roads (particularly longitudinally tined and diamond-ground surfaces).
This isn't a road in the sense that it has a name or can be found on a map.

In science:

In this sense, we can understand the displacement of the distributions, the extremes being the DGM, where many equivalent geodesics exist between two roads, and the DERPG where not many different choices exist in traveling from one point to another in the graph.
Random planar graphs and the London street network
It is now obvious that the probability law µ is sync in the sense of Definition 1.3 if and only if the road coloring C is sync in the sense of Definition 5.1.
Random walk in a finite directed graph subject to a synchronizing road coloring
In some sense the theory represents a middle road between the semiclassical and the quantum theory.
Stochastic semiclassical gravity and fluctuations during inflation
Everything mentioned so far makes sense when only finite-dimensional distributions R(zi , zj ) are specified. A first context in which we want to consider a process over the whole continuum concerns the following convenient abstraction of the notion of “ma jor road”.
Scale-Invariant Random Spatial Networks