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    1. Again, there is no magic here, just plain old common sense

    2. the architypal blonde when it comes to common sense but so intelligent that it’s astounding

    3. For a moment he felt an irrational terror that it might be Ozzie come looking for him … but common sense soon banished that

    4. their instincts and common sense – the things learned at one’s

    5. “I should think it were common sense, sir

    6. His common sense said that was a very foolish thing to do, considering how her physical presence affected him

    7. Maybe if he was an older man with more common sense and more control of his instincts, he could have done that

    8. But at twenty years of age, sense of adventure overruled common sense, so he yanked camp down but left that pack there so the phone could listen to the lumins till it’s charge died

    9. Thomas More had at least the common sense to

    10. Some common sense and looking at the other variables in this chapter

    11. the mechanization and/or massive proliferation Of such techniques might: 1) promote a flatting of style, or 2) make Zen common sense (we here approximate the border Between the above and its inverse)”

    12. fools!” he cried again, “Don’t they have any common sense? How

    13. The proposition is so very manifest, that it seems ridiculous to take any pains to prove it ; nor could it ever have been called in question, had not the interested sophistry of merchants and manufacturers confounded the common sense of mankind

    14. The same maxim which would in this manner direct the common sense of one, or ten, or twenty individuals, should regulate the judgment of one, or ten, or twenty millions, and should make a whole nation regard the riches of its neighbours, as a probable cause and occasion for itself to acquire riches

    15. Speculative systems, have, in all ages of the world, been adopted for reasons too frivolous to have determined the judgment of any man of common sense, in a matter of the smallest pecuniary interest

    16. Yet, people refuse to accept this and against common sense, choose to hold on to foolish thoughts

    17. common sense, and if I'd sign the consent form

    18. These two monsters applied and extended the horrendous Community Reinvestment Act, passed under the aegis of the Reprehensible Carter and extended under the equally reprehensible Clinton, forcing Fannie May and Freddie Mack to make sub par loans that anybody with common sense would know couldn"t be repaid

    19. “She’s not heavily endowed with common sense or ambition, but she does have attributes

    20. Halon realised it meant that he lacked in the sufficient skill needed to control the Globe, especially in common sense, he thought

    21. Common sense won out and he climbed back in the car, a determined look in his eyes

    22. Brock's desperation outweighed his common sense, but he was far too guilty over the deaths of his sister and friends, and now the old Custodian, to pay any heed to that now

    23. Horse or common sense resounded well among agrarian and industrial segments of the population; especially backwater, rural areas or inner cities populated by blue-collar workers, immigrants and transients

    24. When principles of non-violence are either self-contained or practiced unconditionally under circumstances (otherwise) calling for a measured response, (sound) judgment and common sense appealing to the requirements of a peaceful, well-ordered society that every citizen (otherwise) owes an obligation, and whose conspicuous merits, perhaps laudable in some instances, however questionable at other times, and where (such) natural impulses are routinely rejected, even more remarkably when Property and Person and at times the Nation, are at risk by (anti-social) individuals determined to provoke harm; weighs in the balance, and where (institutional) recourse is problematical or uncertain, an (individual) is required, inasmuch as it lies within that individual‘s capacity to do so, to discourage such annoyances as they may present themselves to that individual as well as that individual‘s family and friends, however contrary to that individual‘s ―nature,‖ lest that individual‘s misplaced pacifism further encourage mischief makers and bullies alike, by providing license to habitually upset the harmony and safety of private and public concerns as it (otherwise) suits their primitive whims

    25. The moment the last notch of common sense reached Wardstones jelly brain he started fleeing for his

    26. was now part of the heroic mood they used to subdue their common sense

    27. A society, however well-intentioned, ceases to be ―tolerant,‖ once that society allows itself to devolve into a sociopolitical checklist dedicated to the advancement of ―appropriate‖ behavior and verbal expressions dictated by idiosyncratic designs rather than common sense lest its members be perceived as offending artificially constructed practices that have inexplicably seeped their way into the conventional mainstream

    28. (Iraq/Iran/Syria/Libya/North Korea); that is to say, nations that support terrorist causes, notwithstanding the overwhelming volume of circumstantial evidence that, rightly considered, common sense should not (otherwise) refute, must inevitably undermine our nation‘s ability to properly defend itself

    29. This is oftentimes the case whenever social and political expediency advances behavioral assumptions that experience and common sense otherwise refute

    30. Even more troubling has been the feckless compliance of our political and social leaders who have placed political correctness ahead of common sense by providing fertile training grounds for the ―enemy within

    31. The hard Left‘s calculated undermining of liberal values and common sense for its own political reasons, reinforced by its own self-loathing, has generated a leery perception of (supposed) Western arrogance and intolerance for other cultures that felicitously plays into the hands of our nation‘s mortal enemies

    32. That he or she should not be held accountable in some manner begs the question: What has become of good old fashioned common sense? A

    33. Our public schools need to restore balance and common sense in the classroom

    34. Where is her common sense, if she has any at all?

    35. His caustic remarks provoked a number of (unformed) thoughts in my mind including but not limited to 1) the boundaries separating treasonous statements from free speech 2) plausible grounds calling for his immediate dismissal 3) the appalling lack of character and common sense conspicuously absent among (so-called) Intellectuals and (dis-engaging) parents (refer to John Walker Lindh) who casually dismiss the questionable attitudes and positions adopted by their children while routinely footing the bill for their college tuitions and 4) more recently, a former relief pitcher for the Atlanta Braves (John Rocker) who was sentenced by the court of public opinion to perform community service after making unsavory remarks to a newspaper reporter about Gays and African Americans inconsistent with the (civic) requirements of social and politically correct conventions

    36. When Ike's election opponent, Adlai Stevenson, called for an end to nuclear weapons testing, Ike called that “a moratorium on common sense

    37. It is simple common sense, better access to healthcare means longer lives

    38. Even as she tried to debate the issue in her mind, or what remained of her mind, he stripped her nude and they were on the floor, and she wantonly pressed against him, fiercely, in the most unmaidenly fashion, pulling him to her, lifting her mouth once more to his, claiming his mouth with hers, biting his lower lip, nipping him, kissing his face, his neck, all common sense gone to the four winds

    39. Brendan figured, using simple logic and common sense, that if the third world was experiencing a rise in the standard of living, and the ‘second world’ was rapidly developing, something would have to give somewhere else

    40. For some reason some of, ‘the most brilliant young minds of our times,’ don’t even know the simplest, most basic facts of math, physics, or chemistry, or even that most uncommon of all things, common sense

    41. Had she gone insane? Had everything that had happened in the last few months finally killed off her common sense? This could not be!

    42. the hosting family use common sense concerning privacy issues and

    43. The uncountable many bits of information that have passed through the common sense of my intellect during all this time, and then stored as source material to aid in additional understandings, have been pried out of a portion of my memory that I had felt beyond recall until I began this work

    44. Leftist seem to have an internal battle between their comfort level and common sense

    45. In fact common sense, accurate historical data well processed, is weak in the liberal and very weak in the leftist

    46. Seventh, Defective common sense: It has been referred to as part of several of the above characteristics

    47. Common sense is the ability to make decisions which will minimize risk and failure

    48. Learning how to hammer a nail takes physical strength, but it also takes common sense --- the knowledge to know which hammer end to use; how to place the nail; how to raise the hammer; deliver an effective blow and not injure yourself

    49. It is the effective use of common sense, to move the muscles most effectively

    50. The sense part of ―Common Sense‖, simply refers to the mental agility to use the common knowledge effectively

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    Synonyms for "common sense"

    rational reasonable sagacious sound wise judicious sober