verb (used with object), sensed, sens·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM sensehalf-sensed, adjectiveun·sensed, adjectiveun·sens·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for sense
To make sense of the ending of Trust Exercise, stop thinking of the characters as individuals.The mind-boggling end of Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise, explained|Constance Grady|November 20, 2020|Vox
My 2009 brain never was able to make sense of the architecture until last week, when I was able to see the pillars and foundations that hold the whole region together.‘Demon’s Souls’ review: The ideal PlayStation 5 launch game|Gene Park|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
He didn’t tell her about my journalism, or my sense of humor or the fact I was from a teeny tiny town.What ‘The Crown’ got right in portraying Princess Diana’s bulimia: It let her voice be heard|Amanda Long|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
They suggest motion and produce a sense of distance between background and foreground.In the galleries: The Washington colorists and the CIA|Mark Jenkins|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
I discovered their desire, like mine, to help these boys achieve success … the camaraderie and sense of family and friendship across all boundaries … and the incredible focus of power that happened when everyone focused on the same goal.For fans of BTS, the only thing better than the group is each other|Marian Liu|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Sensing his opportunity, Joey Biden pounced: “I walked up behind him and smashed his head next to the counter.”
My two elder brothers, overhearing the story, and I think sensing something exciting, wanted to come along, too.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Crumbs, sensing an opportunity, went public in early 2011, and set about expanding.
Essentially, in a package the size of a sugar cube, you can have the sensing components necessary.Augmented Reality System Goes From Military to Market|Rose Eveleth|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here, more than anywhere else, Sensing Spaces awakens our senses.The Royal Academy Wants You to Finish This Artwork|Chloë Ashby|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Landy, too, sensing the importance of coming events, improved his appearance by buttoning up his shirt-front.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
The questioner, sensing this alteration in the other, made his queries all the quicker and more peremptory.The Winning Clue|James Hay, Jr.
They had hesitated to break in upon my solitude, but now, sensing that I have protection, they speak out.My Wonderful Visit|Charlie Chaplin
"I guess nobody ever is happy so very much," Charlie continued, sensing that Peter was stumped for the moment.The Boy Grew Older|Heywood Broun
If sensation be related868 to the sense-object, why do they not equally relate "sensing" (feeling) to the sense-object?Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
British Dictionary definitions for sense
- the import of an expression as contrasted with its referent. Thus the morning star and the evening star have the same reference, Venus, but different senses
- the property of an expression by virtue of which its referent is determined
- that which one grasps in understanding an expression
- to test or locate the position of (a part of computer hardware)
- to read (data)
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Idioms and Phrases with sense
see come to one's senses; horse sense; in a sense; lull into (a false sense of security); make sense; sixth sense; take leave of (one's senses); talk sense.