See also: Sensation
- A physical feeling or perception from something that comes into contact with the body; something sensed.
- 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314, page 0105:
- Captain Edward Carlisle, soldier as he was, martinet as he was, felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze, her alluring smile; he could not tell what this prisoner might do.
- 1921, Bertrand Russell, The Analysis of Mind:
- Confining ourselves, for the moment, to sensations, we find that there are different degrees of publicity attaching to different sorts of sensations. If you feel a toothache when the other people in the room do not, you are in no way surprised; but if you hear a clap of thunder when they do not, you begin to be alarmed as to your mental condition.
- A widespread reaction of interest or excitement.
- 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 2, in The Tremarn Case:
- “Two or three months more went by ; the public were eagerly awaiting the arrival of this semi-exotic claimant to an English peerage, and sensations, surpassing those of the Tichbourne case, were looked forward to with palpitating interest. […]”
- sensation in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- sensation in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- sensation at OneLook Dictionary Search
sensation f (plural sensations)