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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj commonsensical exhibiting native good judgment "arrive home at a reasonable hour","commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius","unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated"
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In literature:

What really defeated the Nonjurors' claims was commonsense.
"Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham" by Harold J. Laski
If I were to try to sum up all these qualities in a man and call it by one name, I would call it Glorified-commonsense.
"Crowds" by Gerald Stanley Lee
The next moment he was gazing again upon the vision that had charmed him out of all commonsense.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
And yet, it seems to me, the paradox only exists because we will not face facts in a commonsense manner.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
Paolo Gambara had no commonsense except when drunk.
"Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z" by Anatole Cerfberr and Jules François Christophe
Morning brought to Darcy a flood of hard commonsense, as clear and crisp as the sunshine that filled his room.
"The Best Ghost Stories" by Various
The third method is that of commonsense.
"A General Sketch of the European War" by Hilaire Belloc
Gay is only exercising commonsense.
"Madame Flirt" by Charles E. Pearce
Confucius combined the learning and graces of Plato with the sturdy, practical commonsense of Socrates.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
I asked advice from Brown, a man of commonsense.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, August 11, 1920" by Various
The Justice's wife was delighted with the manner in which this lady of acknowledged intellect dressed up her own plain commonsense so finely.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
The only exceptions to this rule are such as commonsense indicate.
"Harper's Round Table, June 18, 1895" by Various
It is a commonsense view of the situation.
"Hard Pressed" by Fred M. White
In the name of commonsense, how many love affairs do you happen to have had?
"A Double Knot" by George Manville Fenn
He must be a bold man," continues he, with a prophetic commonsense, "that dares undertake to write their Lives.
"Francis Beaumont: Dramatist" by Charles Mills Gayley
Half the army was in hospital from want of proper nourishment and commonsense sanitation.
"Napoleon's Marshals" by R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Really, he is sane enough, with plenty of commonsense and good manners.
"The Journal of a Disappointed Man" by Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
Fraulein was used to her aunt's ways; the old lady was a curious mixture of practical commonsense and dreamy fancifulness.
"The Magic Nuts" by Mrs. Molesworth
Have faith in God, and to faith will come her proper consequent of commonsense.
"The Book of Isaiah, Volume I (of 2)" by George Adam Smith
He saw other men make money in the City by the exercise of shrewdness and commonsense, and he meant to do the same.
"The Pauper of Park Lane" by William Le Queux

In poetry:

Lopsided thrones are creaking,
For ' loyalty' is dead;
And commonsense is speaking
Of honesty instead.
"The March Of Freedom" by Ernest Jones

In news:

Pa.'s model for commonsense tort reform.
If you have commonsense ideas, priorities and concerns that you would like to share with me, please don't hesitate to call my office at 304-342-5855 or email me at common_sense
Given sensors to detect object use, commonsense priors of object usage in activities can reduce the need for labeled data in learning activity models.
In a speech to Kansas State students, Miller made several commonsense points about secrecy in government.
For eight years, Gov Rendell has lobbied hard in the halls of the Capitol for what he calls "commonsense" handgun laws.
Those who welcomed the Munich Agreement felt that it stood for the triumph of commonsense.
Part VII: Those who welcomed the Munich Agreement felt that it stood for the triumph of commonsense.
As Drought Worsens, NCBA and PLC Look for Commonsense Solutions.
Commonsense It's all about people helping people.
Letter Too a Gon Commonsense Principles v 4.
Ingram Philips writes Commonsense CommentaryCopyright.
Today there are agencies and regulations that enforce the commonsense, good farming practices that most of us have been doing all along.
Commonsense It's all about people helping people.
He talks about the advocacy group Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan.

In science:

Though such accompaniments are more technical, less commonsensical, than being oblate, that is no reason to think the perdurantist is less able to appeal to them, so as to distinguish (Stat) and (Rot).28 So it seems the RDA will also need to imagine away these “kinematically hidden” accompaniments.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
GOOSE: a goal-oriented search engine with commonsense.
Mass data exploration in oncology: An information synthesis approach
Unlike our commonsense experience with living things, decay does not become more likely as the nucleus ages.
Introduction to Astronomy with Radioactivity
Prioritized logic programming and its application to commonsense reasoning.
Complex Optimization in Answer Set Programming
Temporal interpretation, discourse relations and commonsense entailment.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
Barnes is a Platonic realist who considers the laws of physics as inherent ingredients of reality. I am a commonsense realist who holds that the socalled “laws of physics” are simply the human-invented ingredients of models that physicists introduce to describe observations.
Defending The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning
It is an entire suite of individual tools catering to all aspects of English text processing, ranging from raw text to the extraction of semantic meanings and summary generation; thus, end-to-end. Commonsense is incorporated into MontyLingua's part-of-speech (POS) tagger, MontyTagger, as contextual rules.
An Anthological Review of Research Utilizing MontyLingua, a Python-Based End-to-End Text Processor
Hsu and Chen's Commonsense Query Expansion for Image Retrieval Hsu and Chen (2006) investigated the usefulness of commonsense knowledge in image retrieval which had been used previously in query expansion (Liu and Lieberman, 2002).
An Anthological Review of Research Utilizing MontyLingua, a Python-Based End-to-End Text Processor
HSU, M.-H. & CHEN, H.-H. (2006) Information retrieval with commonsense knowledge. 29th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval.
An Anthological Review of Research Utilizing MontyLingua, a Python-Based End-to-End Text Processor
Commonsense Conceptions of Emergent Processes: Why Some Misconceptions Are Robust.
The Case for Dynamic Models of Learners' Ontologies in Physics
However, recent experimental results on a mesoscopic scale will ultimately require us to dismiss commonsense so-called macroscopic reality.
Proposal for testing Einstein's moon using three-time correlations
The four parameter exponential family is a commonsense truncation of this non-parametric model.
Sampling From A Manifold
For best results, we need to follow a semantic and ontological structure based on commonsense observations rather than purely engineering methodologies.
An OLAC Extension for Dravidian Languages
Arazi, A Commonsense Approach to the Theory of Error Correcting Codes (MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1988). 192. K.
Error-Control and Digitalization Concepts for Chemical and Biomolecular Information Processing Systems