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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SENSATIONS

I grew immoderately fond of that which supplied me with sensations.

He describes his sensations at this time as inconceivably fearful.

As in all his sentiments, as in all his sensations, there were mingled in it diverse elements.

Meanwhile, what do you suppose were the sensations of Mr. Channing?

These were the sensations I experienced during the first act.

May not the sensations of things which we have be a simple phantasmagoria?

The horror of it crowded out all other impressions, sensations fears.

The dramatic version is one of the sensations of the season.

Such were in some measure the sensations of Imogen, upon the re-appearance of her betrayer.

And the command he possessed over the elements of nature was no remedy for sensations like these.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.