from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having or exhibiting native good judgment: "commonsense scholarship on the foibles and oversights of a genius” ( Times Literary Supplement).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Exhibiting or using common sense
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LOTHIAN: So, in a little-noticed memo sent around last month, the Office of Management and Budget made what it calls commonsense changes to provide more accurate data.
She was defending what she calls commonsense conservatism.
CROWLEY: In five stops through southeastern Missouri, Talent mentioned same-sex marriage and abortion in most of them, reaching out to the base with what he calls commonsense Missouri values.
But what we called commonsense views, after all, can be analysed and ought to be analysed.
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One policeman armed with persuasive reasoning and commonsense is worth six others with truncheons drawn and shouting abuse to make their points.
Sadly the innocent fall prey to it, and commonsense is out the window. on March 22, 2008 at 11: 15 pm | Reply XTP
Had the word commonsense not become such a meaningless term I'd almost be tempted to use it.
In striking contrast to this, the gigantic industry of advertising is to-day still controlled essentially by an amateurish impressionism, by a so-called commonsense, which is nothing but the uncritical following of a well-worn path.
I don't know when I have been so diverted; but to a person of plain commonsense like myself, the tricks and ways of these London ladies are amazingly entertaining.
Jim Butcher’s LiveJournal page: Jim lays out, in commonsense and no-nonsense fashion, one of the best, most concise distillations of story structure ideas I have ever seen.
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