One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Restore someone to (or regain) consciousness.‘for a few minutes I was shell-shocked but I was quickly brought to my senses’
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- ‘It woke me up in a sense, I felt that I came to my senses in many ways and I think my dad could see that and having gone through that incredible ordeal, it created this bond and brought us very close.’
- 1.1 Cause someone to (or start to) think and behave reasonably after a period of folly or irrationality.‘the shock of the deal falling through brought her to her senses and made her realize how serious the situation was’
- ‘Quickly coming to his senses, he reached and grabbed a shirt and pulled it over his head, cursing at himself for creating the already awkward situation more awkward.’
- ‘I will go this time, if he does not come to his senses I shall deal with him.’
- ‘An authoritative voice made me quickly come to my senses.’
- ‘Will we, as a people, come to our senses and restore the only REAL money there is?’
- ‘There is no reason to believe that they have come to their senses.’
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