Origin of sensation
Examples from the Web for sensation
“The sensation these objects presented receded as their cost increased,” notes Rabinowitz.
Q: What was your sensation when they were pouring water... what did you physically feel?The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lure and addiction of gaming—which went back to pinball, of course—became a sensation with Asteroids.
There was no acid in the bucket, just water mixed with some cleansers, which gave the sensation of burning.
One of the most painful and confusing paradoxes of life today concerns our sensation of scarcity amid plenty.
The sensation that a ship gives a passenger when it dips after a swell returned, but it quickly passed.The Guns of Europe|Joseph A. Altsheler
As the author of that book I was a sensation, almost as much so as if I had won the heavy-weight championship of the world.
I do not see how this could be if the sensation of two is any more complex than that of one.
A hot flush passed over the brow of Lady Isabel; a sensation very like jealousy flew to her heart.East Lynne|Mrs. Henry Wood
He was ravenously hungry now, and if he smoked that would perhaps dull the sensation.Of High Descent|George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for sensation
Word Origin for sensation
Word Origin and History for sensation
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]