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Their plan exhibits the barbarity of the age and the sensuality of the king.

For most of us the strain of sensuality in our loves is very strong.

An odour of luxury and sensuality floated through the apartment.

Avarice was his master-passion; and, second to this, gross sensuality.

But she had enveloped my whole being in the poison of sensuality.

Glavour stopped and glowered at the new obstacle in the path of his sensuality.

I know that sin and evil come chiefly from selfishness and sensuality.

Eating and drinking too much are largely the outcome of sensuality.

The greatness of Byron's mind made the more alarming Byron's sensuality.

The reaction was favorable to a development of sensuality and materialism; also of art.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "the part of man that is concerned with the senses," from Old French sensualite "the five senses; impression," from Late Latin sensualitatem (nominative sensualitas) "capacity for sensation," from Latin sensualis "endowed with feeling, sensitive," from sensus "feeling" (see sense (n.)). Chiefly "animal instincts and appetites," hence "the lower nature regarded as a source of evil, lusts of the flesh" (1620s).

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