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And, of course, those people working in animal laboratories, animal research, they don’t want to think animals are sentient.

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In terms of just the number of sentient beings — the sheer number of captive beings — chickens are up there.

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It was as though our party had been teleported onto some far-off planet and we were the only sentient creatures.

I also saw these sentient, highly intelligent animals display other typically human behaviors.

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The scientist you interacted with was probably a very nice person—but just didn’t seem to think that the animals they experimented on were very sentient and probably in enormous distress.

What is the quality of the sentient light they encounter, that “shines not burns”?

Add Jews and Muslims to the mix, and a monotheistic belief in a sentient higher power is practically universal in the U.S.

Professor Smith also makes the case for future droids becoming quasi-sentient—with pre-programmed sentience, that is.

Moreover, taking the life of a sentient being is repugnant, a sin that prevents many devout Buddhists from slaughtering animals.

In the world where we are, we see all sentient beings living and suffering in the midst of dangers.

Thus a sentient and thinking being needs but to feel and to think, in order to discover that which is due to him and to others.

It was not my bosom against which her bosom heaved—it was the nearest sentient resting-place on which she could lay it.

But republican vengeance did not waste itself exclusively upon senseless lime and stone—it sought out sentient victims.

You never so much as thought of her as a human being, a sentient, reasoning personage like yourself.

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On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sentient, such as: able to recognize, alert, apperceptive, attentive, awake, and aware.

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