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Is this dress ridiculous in the eyes of reason and common sense?

Fictions or realities, could they survive the touchstone of this atom of common sense?

I lost all presence of mind, all common sense, all recollection.

But you, my dear Olivia, will not be deaf to the warning voice of common sense.

Except your mother, who has no will of her own, have any of them common sense?

Some have even defined genius to be only common sense intensified.

The path of success in business is usually the path of common sense.

In fact, I have always rather prided myself on my common sense.

Well, if we were talking science instead of common sense, we should call that an Experimental Verification.

Was there no guiding mind, no military talent, no common sense?

WORD ORIGIN

14c., originally the power of uniting mentally the impressions conveyed by the five physical senses, thus "ordinary understanding, without which one is foolish or insane" (Latin sensus communis, Greek koine aisthesis); meaning "good sense" is from 1726. Also, as an adjective, commonsense.

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