The ad became a YouTube sensation and was immediately derided by political commentators as sleazy and desperate.
“Art exists so that one may recover the sensation of life,” as literary critic Viktor Shklovsky said.
There was no acid in the bucket, just water mixed with some cleansers, which gave the sensation of burning.
An 18 year-old has become an overnight sensation for his declaration against casual sex.
The franchise that made the singer an overnight sensation has a new unlikely Internet star with some serious pipes.
At Copenhagen, where they called at the court, they created quite a sensation.
The announcement caused a sensation, as usual, though it was an old story.
Let us, however, consider for a moment what can be meant by a sensation of Space.
When the "George Washington" reached Constantinople, she created a sensation.
The fiddle all but spoke, and produced a sensation of dancing in the toes of even those who happened to be seated.
1610s, "a reaction to external stimulation of the sense organs," from French sensation (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin sensationem (nominative sensatio), from Late Latin sensatus "endowed with sense, sensible," from Latin sensus "feeling" (see sense (n.)). Meaning "state of shock, surprise, in a community" first recorded 1779.
The great object of life is sensation -- to feel that we exist, even though in pain. It is this 'craving void' which drives us to gaming -- to battle, to travel -- to intemperate, but keenly felt, pursuits of any description, whose principal attraction is the agitation inseparable from their accomplishment. [Lord Byron, letter, Sept. 6, 1813]
sensation sen·sa·tion (sěn-sā'shən)
A perception associated with stimulation of a sense organ or with a specific body condition.
The faculty to feel or perceive; physical sensibility.
An indefinite, generalized body feeling.