• WordNet 3.6
    • adj sensitizing making susceptible or sensitive to either physical or emotional stimuli
    • n sensitizing rendering an organism sensitive to a serum by a series of injections
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  • Zig Ziglar
    “Are you a SNIOP? Someone who is Sensitive to the Negative Influence Of Others?”
  • Emily Post
    Emily Post
    “Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.”
  • Barbara De Angelis
    “Men are just as sensitive, and in some ways more sensitive, than women are.”
  • Jane Harrison
    Jane Harrison
    “To be womanly is one thing, and one only; it is to be sensitive to man, to be highly endowed with the sex instinct; to be manly is to be sensitive to woman.”
  • Dan Quayle
    “People that are really weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.”
  • James A. Froude
    “Science rests on reason and experiment, and can meet an opponent with calmness; but a belief is always sensitive.”


In literature:

Lack of contact and of elbowing with the world has made his moral skin very tender and sensitive.
"Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete" by Guy de Maupassant
In the raw state of her sensitiveness she felt all this as a terrible and perhaps intended humiliation.
"Their Pilgrimage" by Charles Dudley Warner
If there is anything I am sensitive about, really sensitive about, it is my age!
"Corporal Cameron" by Ralph Connor
The influence your father might have on such a boy as Hector, Mr. Warlock, a boy, sensitive and thoughtful ...
"The Captives" by Hugh Walpole
She is too delicate, too exquisitely sensitive, for the rough world she lives in.
"Jezebel's Daughter" by Wilkie Collins
His youthful temperament was sensitive to atmosphere.
"The Guns of Bull Run" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Besides, you give them credit for a sensitiveness that they don't possess.
"A Far Country, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Shocks are not very beneficial to sensitive natures.
"Coniston, Complete" by Winston Churchill
You are more sensitive than I thought.
"A Romance of Two Worlds" by Marie Corelli
Smiling rigidly, he trusted they would be merciful to a sensitive ear.
"Sandra Belloni, Complete" by George Meredith
Cecilia's happiness or hope was too sensitive to allow of a beloved father's deceiving her in his opposition to it.
"Beauchamp's Career, Complete" by George Meredith
Her sensitiveness, too, was racked by the presentation of so pitiably ugly a figure to the landscape.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
He revelled in benevolent projects of gifts to the nation, which would coat a sensitive name.
"One of Our Conquerors, Complete" by George Meredith
The sensitive, the generous, the honourable, would ever be spared from such painful missions.
"Friends and Neighbors" by Anonymous
He could be very gentle and very clinging, and was certainly sensitive.
"In the Wilderness" by Robert Hichens
When the disease is established, the animal is sensitive to cold.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Were these words, which struck his sensitive spot, intentionally aimed at him?
"The Children of the World" by Paul Heyse
To be sure, his sensitiveness made him sharp-tongued, and he dressed rather too well.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
Life flowed for her like a meadow stream, sensitive to faint impressions from a passing breeze, but calm when the breeze was afar.
"Phases of an Inferior Planet" by Ellen Glasgow
He was a nervous, sensitive man, and the responsibility quite upset his reason.
"The Man from Archangel" by A. Conan Doyle

In poetry:

The rosebud, sign of youthful charms,
We well may give to thee,
And with it join the sweet frail leaves
Of the shrinking sensitive tree.
"To A Beautiful Child On Her Birthday With A Wreath Of Flowers" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
Through terror, through distrust;
The greed to touch, to view, to have, to live:
Through all that makes of him a sensitive
Abhorring dust.
"Earth And Man" by George Meredith
There was light on his swarthy forehead,
As he strode in thought along;
For his sensitive lips were moving
With the tremulous throbbing of song.
"In Selkirk" by Alexander Anderson
Such innocence around her breathed,
And freshness of young nature's play,
The sensitive plant shrank not away,
And cactus' swords were sheathed.
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Within my garden stood a statue fair,
Of marble seeming, yet of flesh and bone;
A gentle spirit was incarnate there
Of sensitive and sentimental tone.
"Portico" by Ruben Dario
And yet—and yet—ah, who understands?
We men and women are complex things!
A hundred tunes Fate's inexorable hands
May play on the sensitive soul-strings.
"In a Minor Key" by Amy Levy

In news:

For those of you who have been waiting for some really big news to come out of the video game industry, Microsoft answered your call Monday with its innovative "Project Natal," a hands-free motion-sensitive controller system.
Lack of stiction or blow-by ensures accuracy, repeatability, and sensitivity.
Most laboratories perform a rapid C. Diff A and B toxin assay with poor sensitivity.
We need to measure the particle size of a moisture-sensitive powder.
Identifying and eliminating these sensitivities allows the gut to heal and helps restore proper digestion .
Since the Sinewave module can be mixed with regular dimmers system designers can choose SST Sinewave modules for house lights and concert lighting and use conventional dimmers backstage and in all less noise-sensitive spaces.
The drone flew over "sensitive sites".
Exposure to low levels of dioxins over long periods, or high level exposures at sensitive times, might result in reproductive or developmental effects, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.
I'm gonna get the things that bugged me about Arkane/Bethesda's Dishonored out of the way up front: The enemies are pretty dumb, the world isn't as open as I'd hoped and the context-sensitive controls can be a hassle.
Tackling a Sensitive Topic at a Sensitive Moment, for Disparate Audiences.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, criticized in a WikiLeaks cable as marginal, avoided sensitive topics in his national address today.
That motion, he said, is not time sensitive.
High-sensitivity accelerometers measure down-tilt and antenna plumb to within +/-.25?
If you're looking to encrypt only a few sensitive documents, we recommend using TrueCrypt, which lets you create virtual encrypted disks where you can protect select files.
Morpheus ' ColorFader3™ is the preferred choice for CYM mixing color changers in sound-sensitive environments.

In science:

This definition allows to separate the hard from the soft component of the UE; while TransMax is sensitive to both the initial/final state radiation and the beam remnants, TransMin is more sensitive to the beam remnants.
QCD, Tevatron results and LHC prospects
In practice, the added technical complexity of a constrained fit with extra free parameters is not justified by the small increase in sensitivity, as long as the external constraints ∆yi are sufficiently precise when compared with the sensitivities σ(yi ) to each yi of the data alone.
Averages of b-hadron and c-hadron Properties at the End of 2007
The sensitivity of Fermi is well matched by the sensitivity of ground-based experiments so that the two instruments will be able to provide detection or constraints on the spectral shape across 6-7 orders of magnitude in energy.
High-(Energy)-Lights -- The Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Sky
Partition sensitive data from non-sensitive data and move it to secure storage.
A Tiered Security System for Mobile Devices
The Sensitivity ToolKit [Sensitivity ToolKit 2007] provides one-parameter sensitivity analysis with multiple outputs, two-parameter sensitivity analysis, and tornado charts along with Solver sensitivity and Crystal Ball sensitivity.
A Primer on Spreadsheet Analytics
Definition 4 f has sensitive dependence on initial conditions if there exists δ > 0 such that, for any x ∈ X and any neighbourhood V of x, there exists y ∈ V and n > 0 such that |f n (x) − f n (y )| > δ . δ is called the constant of sensitivity of f .
Chaotic iterations and topological chaos
Theorem 4 (X , Gf0 ) has sensitive dependence on initial conditions, and its constant of sensitiveness is equal to N.
Chaotic iterations and topological chaos
Thus here we have a simple example where the evolution of the Hawking radiation quanta depends on sensitive details of the geometry while the evolution of a ‘heavy’ infalling observer is not sensitive to the same details.
Fuzzballs and the information paradox: a summary and conjectures
Definition 4 f has sensitive dependence on initial conditions if there exists δ > 0 such that, for any x ∈ X and any neighbourhood V of x, there exists y ∈ V and n > 0 such that |f n (x) − f n (y )| > δ . δ is called the constant of sensitivity of f .
The topology of chaotic iterations
Theorem 8 (X , Gf0 ) has sensitive dependence on initial conditions, and its constant of sensitiveness is equal to N.
The topology of chaotic iterations
However, whereas Fermi sensitivity worsens with energy in the range E > 10 GeV, any sensitivity of future arrays will significantly improve.
Future science issues for Galactic very-high-energy gamma-ray astronomy
The thin-dashed line represents the sensitivity of Whipple, while the long-dashed line depicts the sensitivity of VERITAS.
Section on Prospects for Dark Matter Detection of the White Paper on the Status and Future of Ground-Based TeV Gamma-Ray Astronomy
In the following, we will discuss more clever ways to find observables less sensitive to PDF uncertainties but still sensitive to beyond standard model effects.
Understanding the structure of the proton: From HERA and Tevatron to LHC
Uisng a luminosity of 200 fb−1 , present sensitivities coming from the hadronic colliders can be improved by about a factor 30, while the LEP sensitivity can be improved by a factor 5.
Understanding the structure of the proton: From HERA and Tevatron to LHC
The W W cross section measurements are also sensitive to anomalous quartic couplings [108], and recent studies showed that the sensitivity on quartic couoling is 10000 times better than at LEP with only a luminosity of 10 fb−1 .
Understanding the structure of the proton: From HERA and Tevatron to LHC