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supersensual

[soo-per-sen-shoo-uh l] /ˌsu pərˈsɛn ʃu əl/
adjective
1.
beyond the range of the senses.
2.
3.
extremely sensual.
Origin of supersensual
1675-1685
First recorded in 1675-85; super- + sensual
Related forms
supersensualism, noun
supersensualist, noun
supersensualistic, adjective
supersensuality, noun
supersensually, adverb
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  • If he looked happy, he looked it in his own supersensual way.

    The Creators

    May Sinclair
  • This meditation is the means by which supersensual knowledge is attained.

    The Way of Initiation Rudolf Steiner
  • This, then, was the type of Madonna, of the supersensual and sublimated Virgins of Cologne!

    The Cathedral Joris-Karl Huysmans
  • It also helped him to formulate a theoretic explanation of his own supersensual vision.

    William Blake Charles Gardner
  • Sensual images of various kinds are mixed up in them with supersensual ideas and superstitions.

    The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel
  • In connection with religious belief alone, it is held that they bring the subject into touch with a supersensual world of reality.

    Religion & Sex Chapman Cohen
  • In the new doctrine the world fell into two halves, a supersensual and a sensual.

  • In his supersensual way he had cared for her; and her nature, with all its murkiness, had responded to the supersensual appeal.

    The Creators

    May Sinclair
  • In like manner I raise myself above truths and their power: as I am supersensual, so I am supertrue.

    The Ego and His Own Max Stirner
  • Kant had denied the existence of any faculty that could guarantee the existence of either a sensual or a supersensual world.

    Transcendentalism in New England Octavius Brooks Frothingham

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