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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Sense
 
Yet, if he has sense but to balance a straw,
He will sure take the hint from the picture I draw.
        Smollett.—A Song, Verse 4.
  1
You are an annihilator of sense.
        Congreve.—The Way of the World, Act I. Scene 9.
  2
For a long time past he could not converse in the language of common sense. Ask him a trivial question, he gave you a cramp answer out of some of his plays.
        Murphy.—The Apprentice, Act I.
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Whatsoever contradicts my sense,
I hate to see, and never can believe.
        Roscommon.—Horace’s Art of Poetry.
  4
You cram these words into mine ears, against the stomach of my sense.
        Shakespeare.—The Tempest, Act II. Scene 1. (Alonzo to Gonzalo.)
  5
Obscurely stiff, shall press poor sense to death,
Or in long periods run her out of breath.
        Churchill.—The Candidate, Line 731.
  6
The hand of little employment hath the daintier sense.
        Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act V. Scene 1. (The Prince to Horatio at the grave side.)
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