|1.||plain ordinary good judgment; sound practical sense|
|2.||inspired by or displaying sound practical sense|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
(1776) A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that called for the United States to declare independence from Britain immediately. Written in a brisk and pungent style, Common Sense had a tremendous impact and helped to persuade many Americans that they could successfully wage a war for their independence.