Definition of sense in English:
- Sensory evaluation is analysis of product attributes perceived by the human senses of smell, taste, touch, sight, and hearing.
- The wall will include different pieces of artwork to stimulate various senses including touch, smell, sight and sound.
- It is through our senses - sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch - that we perceive the world around us.
- It suggests a sense of urgency and excitement, as do some of the hand-written articles in here.
- But mention the impending transfer deadline and the banalities are overwhelmed by his sense of urgency.
- There's a sense of urgency on every single point, on every shot, and it's an incredible challenge.
- There is no empathy between them and there is no sense whatsoever of spatial awareness.
- Few things strike closer to a person's sense of well-being than how much he or she earns.
- There are very few who do not feel benefit either on a physical or on an emotional level, with a general overall sense of well-being.
- She has stage presence and a keen sense of the absurd, particularly in the political realm.
- I therefore approach this case with a keen sense of its importance.
- We are looking for a reporter with a keen news sense and a strong awareness of the issues of importance to our readers.
- The journalist claimed he was treated bluntly and said the staff attitude made no business sense and he could have been making a booking.
- They keep insisting every now and then that saner sense prevails, after all.
- I mean it would make as much sense, and realistically is a feeling I'm more familiar with.
- If we suffer for no reason, if we can find no sense, no reason to our suffering, it makes us crazy.
- If the reasons make no sense and are without foundation then I should so rule.
- Ethical living is promoted not because it makes rational sense, but because it offers a guide for personal behaviour.
- So many people today, not least those who blog, claim to be cynics, yet are not, in the strictest sense of the word.
- By default, the relation is one of possession, in the strict sense of the word.
- We were in over our heads - in both senses of the expression.
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- I sensed Jon noticed I wasn't happy about the mention of Michael.
- Concentrations of some compounds of one part per 10,000 can be sensed, recognized, and remembered by the average person.
- She sensed him observing her, again just as he always did.
- Her father sensed her fear and discomfort and drew her to one side.
- His father must have sensed it too, because he pulled away and turned around and left, pretty quickly.
- Growing up in a bad neighborhood in Chicago had made Randy able to sense certain things.
- It seemed to be able to sense when I was feeling vulnerable and alone, and it seemed to prey on me then.
- It is only after the king senses or is aware of his status that a linear process sets in.
- The only explanation is that he was somehow able to sense that I was the kind of man who would throw himself out of a plane.
- The device can also be configured to provide different audible sounds for different movements that are sensed by the device.
- The study by Goodman et al is an example of a study using an objective technique for measuring inhaler skills, a computer sensing device.
- Modern sensing devices detect objects or terrain disturbances even though they are well camouflaged.
late Middle English (as a noun in the sense 'meaning'): from Latin sensus 'faculty of feeling, thought, meaning', from sentire 'feel'. The verb dates from the mid 16th century.
bring someone to their (or come to one's) senses
- 1.1Cause someone to (or start to) think and behave reasonably after a period of folly or irrationality.Example sentences
- There is no reason to believe that they have come to their senses.
- I will go this time, if he does not come to his senses I shall deal with him.
- Will we, as a people, come to our senses and restore the only REAL money there is?
in a (or one) sense
- Used to indicate a particular interpretation of a statement or situation: in a sense, behavior cannot develop independently of the environmentMore example sentences
- But that general statement of principle is in one sense no help.
- It's amusing in one sense that you have to sing in English to become accepted.
- Perhaps it's not fashionable in one sense of the word, but it is devilishly stylish and perhaps rather reassuring to be outside of a box.
in one's senses
- Fully aware and in control of one’s thoughts and words; sane: would any man in his senses invent so absurd a story?More example sentences
- But it did rain a couple of times, and he has arthritis, nobody in their senses would expect him to work in the wet.
- But I was not in my senses… pushing thoughts of him from my mind, I concentrated solely on getting back as fast as I could.
- His sons refused, thinking that their father was not in his senses.
- Be intelligible, justifiable, or practicable.Example sentences
- That makes no sense in some situations, such as when a PI requires information to trace a missing person.
- The problem is that the narrative makes no sense on a realistic level.
- This of course makes medical sense but the situation appears to be less manageable as the weeks go by.
make sense of
- Find meaning or coherence in: she must try to make sense of what was going onMore example sentences
- I had planned to write a review of the piece but it's pretty difficult to make sense of in words.
- He is more concerned with making sense of what is being talked about than with the literal meaning of the words themselves.
- Art is precisely the means by which man makes sense of, and transcends, his own limitations and flaws.
out of one's senses
- In or into a state of insanity.Example sentences
- The child I was back then was shocked out of my senses, only starring disbelievingly at her half opened gaze.
- ‘It's enough to drive a man out of his senses, all this waiting,’ remarked Jim, attempting to bring some normality to the situation.
- He was often dazed and drifted out of his senses while staring emptily into nothingness.
take leave of one's senses
- (In hyperbolic use) go insane.Example sentences
- But five months ago, the Washington Post editors completely took leave of their senses.
- Or was it the telecom bosses and their financiers who took leave of their senses?
- So, from now until Christmas Day, this column will address the delicate subject of how to cook and entertain your way through the festive season without taking leave of your senses.
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