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 Meanings and Examples of SENSIBILITY
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sensibility
 n.  ability to feel or perceive; keen intellectual perception
Classic Sentence: (183 in 13 pages)
1  There was the same candour, the same vivacity, but it was allied to an expression more full of sensibility and intellect.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
2  His wild and enthusiastic imagination was chastened by the sensibility of his heart.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
3  In Arthur Dimmesdale, thought and imagination were so active, and sensibility so intense, that the bodily infirmity would be likely to have its groundwork there.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
4  In other words, Mr. Dimmesdale, whose sensibility of nerve often produced the effect of spiritual intuition, would become vaguely aware that something inimical to his peace had thrust itself into relation with him.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
5  Elinor saw, with concern, the excess of her sister's sensibility; but by Mrs. Dashwood it was valued and cherished.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
6  But it would have broke MY heart, had I loved him, to hear him read with so little sensibility.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
7  They read, they talked, they sang together; his musical talents were considerable; and he read with all the sensibility and spirit which Edward had unfortunately wanted.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
8  He was recalled from wit to wisdom, not by any reproof of hers, but by his own sensibility.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41
9  For the first time, since their renewed acquaintance, she felt that she was betraying the least sensibility of the two.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 19
10  Glowing and lovely in sensibility and happiness, and more generally admired than she thought about or cared for, she had cheerful or forbearing feelings for every creature around her.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 23
11  At every new attempt to look about him the same morbid sensibility to light was manifested, and excoriating tears ran down his cheeks.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 2 He Is Set upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song
12  His unfinished studies had given form to this sensibility and even in his unhappiest moments field and sky spoke to him with a deep and powerful persuasion.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In I
13  Duncan now turned to explain these proposals to his commander, who heard him with amazement, and a sensibility that was deeply touched by so unusual and unexpected generosity.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
14  She felt that Jane's feelings, though fervent, were little displayed, and that there was a constant complacency in her air and manner not often united with great sensibility.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 36
15  Their gaze began with a defiant note but was confused by what seemed a deliberate swoon of the pupil into the iris, revealing for an instant a temperament of great sensibility.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A PAINFUL CASE
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  The sufferings of the Cuban people shocked my sensibility.
2  Everything he writes demonstrates the depth of his sensibility.
3  Actually, it would be much more sensible to do it later.
4  This approach seems very sensible to me.
5  There isn't a very sensible difference between a dog and a wolf.
6  That seems to be a sensible idea.
7  This seems eminently sensible, and indeed studies indicate that this approach can work best for some people.
8  Once you reach middle age, you have to be sensible with your health.
9  It might be sensible to get a solicitor.
10  Mrs Blower was the rather stout lady with the glasses and the sensible shoes.
11  The former option would be much more sensible.
12  With a few notable exceptions, doctors are a pretty sensible lot.
13  If you are sensible you will study for another year.
14  To sensible men, every day is a day of reckoning.
15  A spokesman for the airline said the passengers were innocent in the issue and she hoped the staff would be more sensible than to take industrial action.