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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SENSATION

There was no time barren enough of sensation to reason about it.

Cardinal Newman wrote: "Gladstone's book, as you see, is making a sensation."

He marveled dully over the sensation—it was wholly new to him.

And the undercurrent of suppressed excitement, the sensation of Her!

John had a sensation of self-consciousness when he heard the word "wife."

It had not been easy to interview the editor of the Daily Sensation.

He gave an account of his relationship with the Daily Sensation.

You lose your job on the Sensation, and then you get engaged to be married.

The Sensation reviews them six-a-time in three or four hundred words.

It was the sensation of an unprecedented and incredible experience.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "a reaction to external stimulation of the sense organs," from French sensation (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin sensationem (nominative sensatio), from Late Latin sensatus "endowed with sense, sensible," from Latin sensus "feeling" (see sense (n.)). Meaning "state of shock, surprise, in a community" first recorded 1779.

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