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And all the child in Paul, responding so sensitively to his mother's feelings, agreed to this.

Her grandfather; for whom her affection is so sensitively keen, has disappeared.

He seemed to feel the beauty of it sensitively, as she did critically.

She was finely and sensitively organized; considerate and gentle.

The people of England are sensitively alive on this subject.

Temporary embarrassment is sensitively apprehended to be permanent.

Seeing that May sensitively shrank from the subject, she soon desisted.

I wish that we might know the forest intimately and sensitively as a part of our background.

"It was pitiful to see the poor does," said Helen, sensitively.

"You don't think I'd let you do anything like that for me, I hope," he said, sensitively.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., in reference to the body or its parts, "having the function of sensation;" also (early 15c.) "pertaining to the faculty of the soul that receives and analyzes sensory information;" from Old French sensitif "capable of feeling" (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin sensitivus "capable of sensation," from Latin sensus, past participle of sentire "feel perceive" (see sense (n.)).

Meaning "easily affected" (with reference to mental feelings) first recorded 1816; meaning "having intense physical sensation" is from 1849. Original meaning is preserved in sensitive plant (1630s), which is "mechanically irritable in a higher degree than almost any other plant" [Century Dictionary]. Meaning "involving national security" is recorded from 1953. Related: Sensitively; sensitiveness.

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