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 a.  lacking sensibility and understanding; foolish
Classic Sentence: (69 in 5 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII
2  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
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER III
3  Mattie blushed to the roots of her hair and pulled her needle rapidly twice or thrice through her work, insensibly drawing the end of it away from him.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In V
4  The words, and the movement which accompanied them, combined to startle Lily out of the state of tranced subservience into which she had insensibly slipped.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
5  But when a man suspects any wrong, it sometimes happens that if he be already involved in the matter, he insensibly strives to cover up his suspicions even from himself.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
6  The charm of Edna Pontellier's physique stole insensibly upon you.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VII
7  Mrs. Corney, with great propriety, turned her head away, and released her hand to get at her pocket-handkerchief; but insensibly replaced it in that of Mr. Bumble.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
8  His steps were insensibly bent towards Mistover by the path that he had followed on that terrible morning when he learnt the strange news from Susan's boy.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 4 Cheerfulness Again Asserts Itself at Blooms-End, and Clym Finds His
9  The fact is that, insensibly, the absolute strangeness of everything, the sickly jarring and swaying of the machine, above all, the feeling of prolonged falling, had absolutely upset my nerve.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In III
10  Tom presently began to drift insensibly back into the concerns of this life again.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
11  However, the vessel and the swimmer insensibly neared one another, and in one of its tacks the tartan bore down within a quarter of a mile of him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
12  As I had grown accustomed to my expectations, I had insensibly begun to notice their effect upon myself and those around me.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIV
13  We insensibly approached the old boat, and entered.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
14  Relieved of their first anxiety about their father, the girls insensibly relaxed their praiseworthy efforts a little, and began to fall back into old ways.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
15  And then insensibly there came the strange change which I had noticed in the night.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
Example Sentence:
1  The shock of the accident left him insensate, but after some time, he was able to tell the officer what had happened.
2  Sherry and I are very different; at times when I would be covered with embarrassment, she seems insensible to shame.