Here, more than anywhere else, sensing Spaces awakens our senses.
sensing his end is near, he has planned a final happy summer for himself surrounded by family and friends at his lake home.
Crumbs, sensing an opportunity, went public in early 2011, and set about expanding.
As the U.S. launches a new surge, the Taliban and al Qaeda are sensing victory in the second-longest war in American history.
sensing the mood change, the Afghan asked al-Libi what was wrong.
O'Noonan hung behind, sensing the caution, but not knowing the reason behind it.
The dog whined softly, sensing that all was not exactly right.
Hearing, scenting or sensing pursuit, Ben Akbar swung all the way around.
As if sensing his inspection, she turned toward him, and met his wondering eyes.
She quickly drew them away, sensing a blush beneath the cosmetics, glad that he could not detect it.
c.1400, "faculty of perception," also "meaning, import, interpretation" (especially of Holy Scripture), from Old French sens "one of the five senses; meaning; wit, understanding" (12c.) and directly from Latin sensus "perception, feeling, undertaking, meaning," from sentire "perceive, feel, know," probably a figurative use of a literally meaning "to find one's way," or "to go mentally," from PIE root *sent- "to go" (cf. Old High German sinnan "to go, travel, strive after, have in mind, perceive," German Sinn "sense, mind," Old English sið "way, journey," Old Irish set, Welsh hynt "way"). Application to any one of the external or outward senses (touch, sight, hearing, etc.) in English first recorded 1520s.
A certain negro tribe has a special word for "see;" but only one general word for "hear," "touch," "smell," and "taste." It matters little through which sense I realize that in the dark I have blundered into a pig-sty. In French "sentir" means to smell, to touch, and to feel, all together. [Erich M. von Hornbostel, "Die Einheit der Sinne" ("The Unity of the Senses"), 1927]Meaning "that which is wise" is from c.1600. Meaning "capacity for perception and appreciation" is from c.1600 (e.g. Sense of humor, attested by 1783, sense of shame, 1640s).
"to perceive by the senses," 1590s, from sense (n.). Meaning "be conscious inwardly of (one's state or condition) is from 1680s. Meaning "perceive (a fact or situation) not by direct perception" is from 1872. Related: Sensed; sensing.
Any of the faculties by which stimuli from outside or inside the body are received and felt, as the faculties of hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste, and equilibrium.
A perception or feeling that is produced by a stimulus; sensation, as of hunger.