Quotes containing word "sense"

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Sell also: feel, gumption, sensation, signified

Definitions and meanings of word "sense"

• Noun: a general conscious awareness; examples: "a sense of security", "a sense of happiness", "a sense of danger", "a sense of self"

• Noun: the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted; examples: "the dictionary gave several senses for the word", "in the best sense charity is really a duty", "the signifier is linked to the signified"

• Noun: the faculty through which the external world is apprehended; example: "in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"

• Noun: sound practical judgment; examples: "Common sense is not so common", "he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples", "fortunately she had the good sense to run away"

• Noun: a natural appreciation or ability; examples: "a keen musical sense", "a good sense of timing"

• Verb: perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles; examples: "He felt the wind", "She felt an object brushing her arm", "He felt his flesh crawl", "She felt the heat when she got out of the car"

• Verb: detect some circumstance or entity automatically; examples: "This robot can sense the presence of people in the room", "particle detectors sense ionization"

• Verb: become aware of not through the senses but instinctively; example: "I sense his hostility"

• Verb: comprehend; example: "I sensed the real meaning of his letter"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "sense"

Robert Anton Wilson
one quote about sense
American Psychologist, Writer, Philosopher, Novelist, Poet, Author, Editor, Playwright
Monday 18 January 1932 - Thursday 11 January 2007
Christopher Lasch
6 quotes about sense
American Critic, Historian
Wednesday 1 June 1932 - Monday 14 February 1994
Walter Pater
6 quotes about sense
English Writer, Critic
Sunday 4 August 1839 - Monday 30 July 1894
Bertrand Russell
6 quotes about sense
British Philosopher, Critic, Historian, Mathematician
Saturday 18 May 1872 - Monday 2 February 1970
William James
2 quotes about sense
American Psychologist, Philosopher, Educator
Tuesday 11 January 1842 - Friday 26 August 1910
Thomas Huxley
5 quotes about sense
English Scientist
Wednesday 4 May 1825 - Saturday 29 June 1895
Derek Jacobi
5 quotes about sense
British Actor, Director
Born Saturday 22 October 1938
Caroline Kennedy
5 quotes about sense
American Author, Celebrity, First Lady
Born Wednesday 27 November 1957
Henry Reed
4 quotes about sense
English Writer
Sunday 22 February 1914 - Monday 8 December 1986
Charles Baudelaire
3 quotes about sense
French Poet
Monday 9 April 1821 - Saturday 31 August 1867
Wentworth Miller
3 quotes about sense
English Writer, Actor, Model
Born Friday 2 June 1972
Simon Pegg
2 quotes about sense
British Writer, Actor, Comedian, Producer, Director
Born Saturday 14 February 1970

All phenomena are real in some sense, unreal in some sense, meaningless in some sense, real and meaningless in some sense, unreal and meaningless in some sense, and real and unreal and meaningless in some sense.

Robert Anton Wilson

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Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

William James

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Once life is finished it acquires a sense; up to that point it has not got a sense; its sense is suspended and therefore ambiguous.

Pier Paolo Pasolini

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And you finally get to a consensus, where you get a sense of what really ought to be done, and then they give it to me and then I draw it. I mean draw it in the sense, the philosophical sense.

Lawrence Halprin

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An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion.

Charles Baudelaire

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All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough.

Angelina Jolie

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The great city can teach something that no university by itself can altogether impart: a vivid sense of the largeness of human brotherhood, a vivid sense of man's increasing obligation to man; a vivid sense of our absolute dependence on one another.

Seth Low

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The way we make sense of a realistic text is through the same broad ideological frame as the way we make sense of our social experience or rather, the way we are made sense of by the discourses of our culture.

John Fiske

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OK, well maybe I have to get back to Judaism. In the sense that if I look at me and my forebears forever stretching back to I don't know, whenever there's no sense of place and therefore no sense of nationality.

Janet Suzman

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We will miss George for his sense of love, his sense of music and his sense of laughter.

Ringo Starr

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I would think a sense of the absurd is more important for a political cartoonist, because that could define things like a sense of hypocrisy or a sense of the things one has to be skeptical about.

Jonathan Shapiro

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Even in the realest American cinema that I see, there's still not that sense that this is reality. There's still that sense that you are watching a movie. And hopefully, if we did get our jobs right, that sense disappears when you watch this movie.

Joshua Leonard

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Our Cuba policy didn't make much sense during the Cold War and makes even less sense now.

Stephen M. Walt

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In a sense, each of us is an island. In another sense, however, we are all one. For though islands appear separate, and may even be situated at great distances from one another, they are only extrusions of the same planet, Earth.

J. Donald Walters

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I think people are sexy when they have a sense of humor, when they are smart, when they have some sense of style, when they are kind, when they express their own opinions, when they are creative, when they have character.

Suzanne Vega

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If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is.

Sam Rayburn

Words: man, common, sense, all
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My dad's sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal - his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends. He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C. Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between.

Tony Visconti

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You know, since the reviews have come out and people have reacted to it, I've realized that is in a sense what has happened. But as I was writing them, I didn't feel a part of any tradition. I think that would have been too overwhelming, in a sense.

Jhumpa Lahiri

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I've inherited a sense of that loss from my parents because it was so palpable all the time while I was growing up, the sense of what my parents had sacrificed in moving to the United States, and yet at the same time, building a life here and all that that entailed.

Jhumpa Lahiri

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Common sense tells us that the government's attempts to solve large problems more often create new ones. Common sense also tells us that a top-down, one-size-fits-all plan will not improve the workings of a nationwide health-care system that accounts for one-sixth of our economy.

Sarah Palin

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