Definitions

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  • v. To be coherent or reasonable.
  • v. To decipher or understand.

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

  • v. be reasonable or logical or comprehensible

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But no matter how polished their campaign, an expensive stadium didn't make sense to taxpayers, Mafrige said.

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  • "Nor does it make sense to me for Miss Pruitt to have walked three miles in the pouring rain to preserve some obscure propriety about spending the night under the same roof as an unmarried man."

    Ishmael

  • Lieutenant Gilden was the only outsider to have been drafted in, to make sense of the random information gleaned by the others from their reading, to discard what was meaningless and catalog the rest.

    Ishmael

  • American Turkey watchers had a difficult time understanding what was happening and how to make sense of the contradictory news coming out of the country.

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  • We like to visit the parallel sound-studio universe with all these mixing boards and XLR patch cables going here and there, independent of the other part of our head, which is the conscious part that has spent a long time sweating the books and trying to make sense of objects and ideas and meanings.

    THE ANTHOLOGIST

  • When the morgue attendant pulled back the sheet she stood frozen, trying to make sense of the coil of red hair and the features so brutally disarranged.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • What matters in this chapter is not whether certain Christian or Christian Science beliefs or practices happen to be true but the factual occurrence and timing of the specific healing events and our sincere efforts to make sense of them.

    The Sacred Promise

  • Even if we continued our dependence on oil, it would not make sense given that this is a global commodity set by the global market and all of AMerica's reserves would not make a significant dent in the price.

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  • All of it seemed to make sense now—it was as if I had been living at the wrong rpm.

    Miss Misery

  • It seemed to happen all at once, in one of those explosions of kick that was inexplicableor at least way too fast for Ayas little eyescreen to make sense of.

    Extras

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