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common sense

Sound judgment not based on specialized knowledge.

[Translation of Latin sēnsus commūnis, common feelings of humanity.]

com′mon-sense′ (kŏm′ən-sĕns′), com′mon·sen′si·cal (-sĕn′sĭ-kəl) adj.
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[ˈkɒmənˌsɛns] adjsensato/a
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And this old common-sense view she labored to impress upon Jurgis, pleading with him with tears in her eyes.
But nobody ever thought of so simple and common-sense a thing at that.
But the good-natured self-forgetful cheeriness and common-sense of Priscilla would soon have dissipated the one suspicion; and the modest calm of Nancy's speech and manners told clearly of a mind free from all disavowed devices.
I'm afraid," I said, "it would hardly translate into anything approaching common-sense.
Where in the name of common-sense, are our fears to end if we may not trust our sons, our brothers, our neighbors, our fellow-citizens?
It only shows what a little energy and common-sense will accomplish.
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
We applaud these common-sense steps the Administration announced today.