a. lacking sensibility and understanding; foolish
The shock of the accident left him insensate, but after some time, he was able to tell the officer what had happened.
Sentence in Classic:
The discredited rulers of the world can oppose no reasonable ideal to the insensate Napoleonic ideal of glory and grandeur.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Finally, she laid her insensate grasp upon the bottle that had swift and certain death in it, and, before his eyes, pulled out the cork with her teeth.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
When Jurgis had made himself familiar with the Socialist literature, as he would very quickly, he would get glimpses of the Beef Trust from all sorts of aspects, and he would find it everywhere the same; it was the incarnation of blind and insensate Greed.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
I fainted once more, but again it could only have been for a very few minutes during which I was insensible.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I was in this state of weakness and insensibility, between life and death, when I felt myself pressed by something that moved upon my body.
What I had to do, was, to show my aunt that her past goodness to me had not been thrown away on an insensible, ungrateful object.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
I insensibly fall into a general mention of these journeys as numerous, because it was at once settled that I should return every alternate day at noon for these purposes, and because I am now going to sum up a period of at least eight or ten months.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context