Of course, such tiny heads could not contain any great amount of brains, and the Whimsies were so ashamed of their personal appearance and lack of commonsense
that they wore big heads made of pasteboard, which they fastened over their own little heads.
, matter-of-fact view of the case cheered Anne a little.
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 him what commonsense
After wearing and wasting her palpitating heart with every engine of regret that lonely inexperience could devise, commonsense
had illuminated her.
Quite consistent with this commonsense
spirit, as the facts were then interpreted, was the allegiance which Restoration writers rendered to the literature of classical antiquity, an allegiance which has gained for this period and the following half-century, where the same attitude was still more strongly emphasized, the name 'pseudo-classical.' We have before noted that the enthusiasm for Greek and Latin literature which so largely underlay the Renaissance took in Ben Jonson and his followers, in part, the form of a careful imitation of the external technique of the classical writers.
Endowed with commonsense
, as massive and hard as blocks of granite, fastened together by stern rigidity of purpose, as with iron clamps, he followed out his original design, probably without so much as imagining an objection to it.
Here some light-minded person may exclaim against the truth of this statement; they will say that there is not in all France a girl so silly as to be ignorant of the art of angling for men; that Mademoiselle Cormon is one of those monstrous exceptions which commonsense
should prevent a writer from using as a type; that the most virtuous and also the silliest girl who desires to catch her fish knows well how to bait the hook.
Glenarm which the coarse commonsense
of Bishopriggs had first suggested to her.
But before he had fairly stood upright, a commonsense
reflection occurred to him and drove him back into despair.
Allred is the executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse and the creator of the CommonSense
American program, which aims to bring together people from across political parties to find common ground on various issues and then advocate for those positions to the government.
Surely there must be one or two people on both sides with enough commonsense
to forge a way forward?