sentient

[ sen-shuh nt ‐shee-uh nt ‐tee-uh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF sentient
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It was sentient, it was alive and aware and waiting, and it was listening.

As usual he addressed the dog as though he were a sentient being.

It came to me just now like a sentient thing—like something human.

Of all sentient creatures in that deluge he was suffering most.

What if some other awareness did inhabit the universe, sentient—and lonely?

The big fellow could stand what he must with set jaws when he was sentient.

Except as an idea in some sentient mind, it could not be said to exist at all.

Until then he had been existent, sentient, but never until then alive.

He was not probably a sentient being, certainly not a conversational one.

Apprehending not how fare the sentient subjects of Its scheme.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, "capable of feeling," from Latin sentientem (nominative sentiens) "feeling," present participle of sentire "to feel" (see sense (n.)). Meaning "conscious" (of something) is from 1815.

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