• WordNet 3.6
    • adj sensed detected by instinct or inference rather than by recognized perceptual cues "the felt presence of an intruder","a sensed presence in the room raised goosebumps on her arms","a perceived threat"
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Sense of touch Sense of touch

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When a women is pregnant, her senses are all heightened
    • sensed Considered or chosen as to sense or meaning conveyed or to be conveyed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sharks can sense a drop of blood from a mile away
    • adj Sensed chosen as to sense or meaning
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  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “We may give advice, but not the sense to use it.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    “Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense.”
  • John Berger
    “Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?”
  • Samuel Butler
    “The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is.”
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
    “Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sensussentīre, to feel.


In literature:

Very young was she when intuitively she sensed the inner call that was always so deeply to sway her.
"The Place Beyond the Winds" by Harriet T. Comstock
Because they obviously rest on sense impressions.
"Nature Mysticism" by J. Edward Mercer
There are two senses in which the terminus of sense-awareness is unique.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
She had quite forgotten Madame Lagrande and Robert Meunier, had lost the sense of the special in her love of the general.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Freddie's sense of decency was revolted.
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
The mystery of a Person, indeed, is ever divine to him that has a sense for the God-like.
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
Have you lost your senses?
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Mine was merely a different childhood, and in this sense an original one.
"Adventures in the Arts" by Marsden Hartley
I regard it, in fact, as including much more than the mere sense of beauty.
"The Complex Vision" by John Cowper Powys
Moreover, as he had been in no conscious sense the cause of either tragedy, so in no sense could he be the conscious cure.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray

In poetry:

I love the air, when growing colder
It, clear and high,
The purer sky
Broadens with sense of freedom bolder.
"Frederik Hegel" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
How gladly do I think and say,
When thus it is with me,
Sin to my sense is clean away,
And so shall ever be?
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
I shut my eyes, and a fancy
Fluttered my sense around:
"I lie here dead and buried,
And this is churchyard ground.
"In the Black Forest" by Amy Levy
Not with the eye of mortal sense
By angels round the throne,
Or happy souls departed hence,
Art Thou in glory known.
"Father of light, and life, and love!" by James Montgomery
Is it a sense of something
That to-day still follows me;
That out of my life has vanished,
As a ship goes down at sea?
"Aimless Longings" by Alexander Anderson
A sense of bounty and of grace,
A cool air in my breast,
As if my soul were yet a place
Where peace might one day rest.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald

In news:

Mrs Thatcher's victory was unusually decisive in two senses.
As a kid, I probably would have laughed at this, but it makes sense to me now.
Knowing that mourning takes an unpredictable course provides a sense of relief, researcher says.
But tonight they can sense something is different.
In fact, learning effective argumentation skills can help teenagers learn to "assert themselves and establish a sense of autonomy," she said.
Sometimes it makes sense to borrow - a lot of times it doesn't.
Catharsis , Then Common Sense.
But what about a feeling of authenticity—getting a real sense for the culture of the place you've visited.
Finally, her "Mother Monster" persona and name make a whole lot of sense.
"There was a sense that the system was failing, the centralization was too rigid, the bureaucracy was too distant," Diane Ravitch, an education historian, said of New York City schools yesterday.
The 20-year-old Canadian actor and star of Year One talks about auditioning for The Sixth Sense, wanting to make an Arrested Development movie, and why Deal or No Deal is the best show on TV.
Making sense of the electronic health record.
'Common sense is the knack for seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done'.
Thanks, that makes a lot of sense.
Nutritionists — and parents — are split over whether bans make sense, especially when about 70 percent of milk consumed in schools is flavored, mostly chocolate.

In science:

Einstein’s conservation laws. We have shown in Ref. that Eq.(68) is equivalent to Eq.(66) in mathematical sense, but they are different in physical sense.
The Dynamical Properties Derived from the More Generalized Lagrangian Density for A Gravitational System
The proof of the theorem suggests that stochastic equations in the Itˆo-Skorokhod sense are more suitable for analysis using chaos expansion than the equations in the Stratonovich sense.
From Random Processes to Generalized Fields: A Unified Approach to Stochastic Integration
As the group structures on J and G/G00 coincide, and both J and G/G00 are compact (Hausdorff ) groups, it suffices to show that any open neighbourhood U of the identity e, in the sense of J , contains a neighbourhood of e in the sense of G/G00 .
On NIP and invariant measures
In the second we spell out a precise sense in which the WDW theory approximates sLQC and the sense in which this approximation fails.
Robustness of key features of loop quantum cosmology
It turns out that existence of the limit can be shown in a much stronger sense than in the pointwise one, viz in the sense of convergence in the supremum norm.
Uniform existence of the integrated density of states for combinatorial and metric graphs over Z^d