insensible

[ in-sen-suh-buhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF insensible
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I was not insensible to the advantages of his proposal, and gladly assured him of my acceptance.

Mr. Hervey could not be insensible to her distress or to her delicacy.

I am not insensible of the need of spiritual renovation in our Society.

He was lying there insensible, blood oozing from a wound in the forehead.

Let then your future life show that you are not insensible of the magnitude of the obligation.

In a moment, he seized the breathless and insensible Imogen, and lifted her to his car.

She has been at death's door since she lost her darling—has been insensible, and I know not what.

I was not insensible to all his powers of attraction; I thought him one of the most amiable of men.

Some threw themselves on the ground, stiff and motionless and insensible as dead men.

And did you not say it was Ray who carried me into their camp—an insensible prisoner?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "lacking the power to feel with the senses," from Latin insensibilis "that cannot be felt," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + sensibilis (see sensible). Also sometimes in Middle English "incapable of being felt or perceived by the senses" (early 15c.). Meaning "unconscious" is attested from early 15c. See insensate.

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