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Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation appled to life.
I poured down his throat our last measure of wine,
Which (the burgesses voted by common consent)
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One thing is plain for all men of common sense and common conscience, that here, here in America, is the home of man. After all th ...
The common cormorant or shag
Lays eggs inside a paper bag.
To stand on common ground
here and there gritty with pebbles
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Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
In the progress of politics, as in the common occurrences of life, we are not only apt to forget the ground we have travelled over ...
No one lives in this room
without confronting the whiteness of the wall
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Haste still pays haste, and leisure answers leisure;
Like doth quit like, and measure still for measure.
We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.
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