Origin of sensible
Synonyms for sensible
Antonyms for sensible
Examples from the Web for sensibly
Contemporary Examples of sensibly
When hardworking people with limited food have the chance, they sensibly sit or lie, which costs much less energy than standing.Is Your Chair Killing You? The Consequences of Comfort
Daniel E. Lieberman
October 14, 2013
The Queen, sensibly, spends all her holidays at Balmoral or Sandringham, where she can truly be assured of total privacy.The Royals' Secret Lives as One Percenters
June 28, 2013
Others, like the ability to get into very narrow specialty products, are “advantages” that you have sensibly eschewed.How to Save it and Where
February 19, 2013
Richard Holbrooke was a proud specimen of our national character—relentless, expansive, and sensibly patriotic.An American in Full
December 14, 2010
“Because we are product designers,” Hannes Koch says, sensibly.My Art Basel Favorites
June 18, 2009
Historical Examples of sensibly
I own to you that my pride and my tenderness are sensibly wounded.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
I was handsome, and my vanity was sensibly tickled by the metamorphosis.Clarimonde
"I am glad to hear you speak so sensibly, my young friend," said the Scotchman, kindly.The Young Miner
Horatio Alger, Jr.
Some progress is sensibly made in it; yet not so much as I had hoped and expected.
It is a sort of expostulation with the Duke, but mildly and sensibly expressed.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745.
Word Origin for sensible
late 14c., "capable of sensation or feeling;" also "capable of being sensed or felt, perceptible to the senses," hence "easily understood; logical, reasonable," from Late Latin sensibilis "having feeling, perceptible by the senses," from sensus, past participle of sentire "perceive, feel" (see sense (n.)). Of persons, "aware, cognizant (of something)" early 15c.; "having good sense, capable of reasoning, discerning, clever," mid-15c. Of clothes, shoes, etc., "practical rather than fashionable" it is attested from 1855.
Other Middle English senses included "susceptible to injury or pain" (early 15c., now gone with sensitive); "worldly, temporal, outward" (c.1400); "carnal, unspiritual" (early 15c., now gone with sensual). Related: Sensibleness.