sensation


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There will be enough of them, in all probability, to supply every sort of sensation that declining life can need.
Jennings, but he is old enough to be MY father; and if he were ever animated enough to be in love, must have long outlived every sensation of the kind.
It puzzles me now to remember with what absurd sincerity I doated on this little toy, half fancying it alive and capable of sensation.
I seemed to reel; I felt a nightmare sensation of falling; and, looking round, I saw the laboratory exactly as before.
Morrel, Danglars and Caderousse were despatched in search of the bride-groom to convey to him the intelligence of the arrival of the important personage whose coming had created such a lively sensation, and to beseech him to make haste.
There is no mistaking that sensation, so dismal, so tormenting and so subtle, so full of unhappiness and unrest.
The sensation produced by the presence of the strangers had not in the least subsided at the period of our arrival at the islands.
A most severe and unexpected Blow at once destroyed every sensation of Pleasure.
The whole recollection of that time of my life has such a peculiar quality that the beginning and the end of it are merged in one sensation of profound emotion, continuous and overpowering, containing the extremes of exultation, full of careless joy and of an invincible sadness - like a day-dream.
As with astronomy the difficulty of recognizing the motion of the earth lay in abandoning the immediate sensation of the earth's fixity and of the motion of the planets, so in history the difficulty of recognizing the subjection of personality to the laws of space, time, and cause lies in renouncing the direct feeling of the independence of one's own personality.
Mere sensation is too literal for him, mere feeling too blind and dumb, mere thought too cold.
Therefore the tobacco-box gives us a sensation of blueness.