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But there is here a chance for the sensational novelist to hang a tale upon.

I was nervous, sensational, and theatrical without intending it.

Well, that's the problem of this sensational, big selling story.

It's your own imagination, Edna,—your sudden and sensational imagination.

Most of the novels and non-scholastic books were of a shoddy, sensational type.

Of this sensational turn of affairs the European public had no inkling.

She told him she had sold a sensational serial for a pound a thousand words.

He defends them from the sensational editor and the unpleasant advertiser.

For the romance of a little child is always incongruous and sensational.

In the evening paper there was quite a sensational account of it.

WORD ORIGIN

"of or pertaining to sensation or the senses," 1840; "aiming at violently excited effects," 1863, from sensation in its secondary sense. Related: Sensationalistic; sensationalistically.

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