• WordNet 3.6
    • v sensualize debase through carnal gratification
    • v sensualize ascribe to an origin in sensation
    • v sensualize represent materialistically, as in a painting or a sculpture
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Sensualize To make sensual; to subject to the love of sensual pleasure; to debase by carnal gratifications; to carnalize; as, sensualized by pleasure. "By the neglect of prayer, the thoughts are sensualized ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sensualize To make sensual; debase by carnal gratifications.
    • sensualize To indulge the appetites.
    • sensualize Also spelled sensualise.
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  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    “Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality.”
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    “To have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and the narrow self.”
  • Sir Walter Scott
    “Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim. One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The spiritualization of sensuality is called love: it is a great triumph over Christianity.”
  • Ann Landers
    “Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “It is the only sensual pleasure without vice.”


In literature:

The impulse that led him along this false route was partly ambition, partly sensuality.
"Famous Affinities of History V4" by Lyndon Orr
Napoleon had unrolled before her the drama of sensuality, but her heart had not been given to him.
"Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete" by Lyndon Orr
His face was rounder, and had a gross, sensual expression, that showed itself particularly about the mouth.
"Ten Nights in a Bar Room" by T. S. Arthur
No; bad, heedless, sensual as Doctor Colligan might be, Barry was a thousand fathoms deeper in iniquity than he.
"The Kellys and the O'Kellys" by Anthony Trollope
For the dissipations of the "average sensual man" he had an abiding contempt.
"Chopin: The Man and His Music" by James Huneker
SENSUAL, pertaining to the physical or material.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
Then sensuality, daring all, violated the laws of Nature herself.
"The Satyricon, Volume 7 (Marchena Notes)" by Petronius Arbiter
Then sensuality, daring all, violated the laws of Nature herself.
"The Satyricon, Complete" by Petronius Arbiter
SENSUAL, pertaining to the physical or material.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
At length Michael sated himself with the mere sensual music of the voice of the man in buttons.
"The Ball and The Cross" by G.K. Chesterton

In poetry:

"A life of honor and of worth
Has no eternity on earth,
'T is but a name;
And yet its glory far exceeds
That base and sensual life, which leads
To want and shame.
"Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Be not deceiv'd, thou sensual debauchee!
Christ will to no one a Redeemer be,
But to the man, who, of his own accord,
Shall take his Saviour for his sov'reign Lord.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
How busily each passing hour
Should we exert that magic power,
What ardor show,
To deck the sensual slave of sin,
Yet leave the freeborn soul within,
In weeds of woe!
"Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Earthly desires and sensual lust
Are passions springing from the dust,
They fade and die;
But in the life beyond the tomb,
They seal the immortal spirits doom
"Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
From the perils deep and dire
Of Temptation's sensual mire
Keep thy chasten'd feet;
Dread, and hate, and turn away
From the lure that leads astray,
Satan's pleasure-cheat!
"Aspire" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Permit us not by sin to be ensar'd —
Let no temptation our frail hearts entice —
Our souls from this world's vain delusions guard,
From Satan's toils, and ev'ry sensual vice.
"The Lord's Prayer" by Rees Prichard

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" Black Swan ," the gorgeous new thriller by director Darren Aronofsky, takes us behind the curtain of professional ballet theater and into a dark, sensual and downright disturbing place.
'Stiletto' bottle captures Rihanna's sensuality.
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