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 Meanings and Examples of SENSIBLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
sensible
 a.  able to feel or perceive; perceivable; showing reason or sound judgment
Classic Sentence: (183 in 13 pages)
1  It's all right, dear, and a very pretty idea, quite sensible too, for no one can ever mistake now.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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2  Being sensible girls, they decided to try her advice, and soon were surprised to see how well off they were.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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3  She is not hurt, and won't even take cold, I think, you were so sensible in covering and getting her home quickly, replied her mother cheerfully.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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4  Let's have a sensible game of Authors to refresh our minds, proposed Jo.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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5  Laurie and his grandfather came over to see her off, and Mr. Brooke looked so strong and sensible and kind that the girls christened him 'Mr. Greatheart' on the spot.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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6  Presently he sat down beside her, and said, in his most wheedlesome tone, "Now be a sensible little woman, and do as they say."
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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7  She eats and drinks and sleeps like a sensible creature, she looks straight in my face when I talk about that man, and only blushes a little bit when Teddy jokes about lovers.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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8  If I had taken part in it I'd have done it better than this, and have written a sensible note.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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9  Remember that, and be a sensible girl, said the old lady impressively.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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10  I laughed at him, and said I didn't throw it, but Flo, which seemed to disgust him, for he tossed it out of the window, and turned sensible again.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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11  It's really refreshing to see a sensible, straightforward girl, who can be jolly and kind without making a fool of herself.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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12  "Now do be reasonable, and take a sensible view of the case," implored Jo, almost at her wit's end.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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13  It's not half so sensible to leave legacies when one dies as it is to use the money wisely while alive, and enjoy making one's fellow creatures happy with it.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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14  And I've succeeded beyond my hopes, for here you are, a steady, sensible businessman, doing heaps of good with your money, and laying up the blessings of the poor, instead of dollars.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN
15  You seem to be a sensible person, do then as I bid you; strip, leave your raft to drive before the wind, and swim to the Phaeacian coast where better luck awaits you.
The Odyssey By Homer
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Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  Actually, it would be much more sensible to do it later.
2  This approach seems very sensible to me.
3  There isn't a very sensible difference between a dog and a wolf.
4  That seems to be a sensible idea.
5  This seems eminently sensible, and indeed studies indicate that this approach can work best for some people.
6  Once you reach middle age, you have to be sensible with your health.
7  It might be sensible to get a solicitor.
8  Mrs Blower was the rather stout lady with the glasses and the sensible shoes.
9  The former option would be much more sensible.
10  With a few notable exceptions, doctors are a pretty sensible lot.
11  If you are sensible you will study for another year.
12  To sensible men, every day is a day of reckoning.
13  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.
14  It's fine when you make sensible criticisms, but it really bugs me when you cavil about unimportant details.
15  The sufferings of the Cuban people shocked my sensibility.