Origin of insensible
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Insensibly, therefore, her attention became earnest, her mind aroused.Lucretia, Complete
She did not adopt her husband's views, but insensibly she began to live his life.
Then insensibly he had slid into the main theme, and it was—what shall I call it?Caybigan
The idea that his tact was a kind of professional expertness filled her with repugnance, and insensibly she drew away from him.
Charles was insensibly carried away by the charm of his frank, hearty manner, and for a time forgot who was talking to him.Ravenshoe
c.1400, "lacking the power to feel with the senses," from Latin insensibilis "that cannot be felt," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + sensibilis (see sensible). Also sometimes in Middle English "incapable of being felt or perceived by the senses" (early 15c.). Meaning "unconscious" is attested from early 15c. See insensate.