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  • n. Common sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sound practical judgment


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  • And to Jonathan Westbrook, who had the good sense to dedicate the song, “Sweet Melissa,” to me whenever he performed it.

    Finding Dignity

  • Besides that, it made good sense for Grand-père Alphonse to take the lead.


  • Despite the ash and grit, she blessed the fire that had torched ten thousand acres of America's crown jewel, taxed the Glacier superindent's courage, not to mention the Waterton superintendent's faith in the good sense of the U.S.

    Blood Lure

  • He says that with my imaginative power and habit of story-making, a nervous weakness like mine is sure to lead to all manner of excited fancies, and that I ought to use my will and good sense to check the tendency.

    The Yellow Wallpaper

  • Though to be candid, there are some who have too much good sense to esteem such monkey-like animals as these, in whose formation, as the saying is, the tailors and barbers go halves with God Almighty; and since these are the only persons whose esteem is worth a wish, I do not know but that, upon the whole, the advice of these old fellows may be worth following.


  • Accordingly it had seemed good sense to arrive in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning and go to the only race-meeting in South Africa that day, at Newmarket.


  • I sometime ago received a letter from a Mr. M'Gregory of Derby, in your State; it is written with such a degree of good sense & appearance of candor, as entitles it to an answer.


  • In the latter, to specify a single example, compare his views of the animal economy, in his Timaeus, with those of Mrs. Bryan in her Conversations on Chemistry, and weigh the science of the canonised philosopher against the good sense of the unassuming lady.


  • Rosamund sat tensely in her saddle while Lana and Lady Wetherby laughed and Toby dismounted, having commended the marchioness on her good sense and Justin on his kindness in being willing to accompany her home.

    Snow Angels

  • “Your excellencys good sense will render it unnecessary for me to dwell on this subject and your regard for the Public Interest, will I am confident interest you most deeply in facilitating a compliance.”

    Robert Morris


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