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The love of money absorbed or made subservient every other sentiment.

The sentiment in the mind of every citizen is national strength.

It must have been written for the occasion, for the sentiment of it was in accordance with the prayer.

With that sentiment gushing from my soul, might I not leave all the rest to Him?

It's a jolly sight better than sentiment when it comes to marrying.

Burke, however, as usual, paid no heed to the niceties of sentiment.

They approached them only from a sentiment of curiosity to see.

Then we are agreed that it is not a matter of sentiment, it is not a matter of chivalry.

The great man manifested no surprise, no eagerness, no sentiment whatever.

Only he did not understand either the nature or the whole extent of that sentiment.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., sentement, "personal experience, one's own feeling," from Old French sentement (12c.), from Medieval Latin sentimentum "feeling, affection, opinion," from Latin sentire "to feel" (see sense (n.)).

Meaning "what one feels about something" (1630s) and modern spelling seem to be a re-introduction from French (where it was spelled sentiment by 17c.). A vogue word mid-18c. with wide application, commonly "a thought colored by or proceeding from emotion" (1762), especially as expressed in literature or art. The 17c. sense is preserved in phrases such as my sentiments exactly.

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