Origin of sensuous
Examples from the Web for sensuous
The dogs have been fried in soybean oil until their exterior skin begins to develop a sensuous crunch.The Jersey Shore’s Biggest Weiners Are at Jimmy Buff’s|Jane & Michael Stern|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pulling bite-size pieces off each slice is an easy task; and the sensuous feel of warm beef juices only adds to the joy of a meal.
But that fun, sensuous persona concealed a history of tragedy.Charles Saatchi: From Saatchi & Saatchi to Allegedly Choking Nigella Lawson|Peter Jukes|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Cromwell actually did declare a War on Christmas, which he deemed to be sensuous paganism.Why Gay Marriage Will Win, and Sexual Freedom Will Lose|Megan McArdle|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Virginia Woolf came next, with her dazzling, sensuous essays and literary criticism.
Was it not the sensuous side of her nature that had been touched, while the rest had been posing in the foreground?The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird
The day had been long, the coffee and cigarettes had been heavy, and we dozed away in the sensuous atmosphere.Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Thus the most sensuous of beauties can be full of sentimental suggestion.The Sense of Beauty|George Santayana
And in this way he remained many months in that city, attracted by the sensuous pleasures and delights that he found there.Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects|Giorgio Vasari
The second point concerns the relations of the sensuous and the super-sensuous.
Word Origin for sensuous
1640s, "pertaining to the senses" apparently coined by Milton to recover the original meaning of sensual and avoid the lascivious connotation that the older word had acquired, but by 1870 sensuous, too, had begun down the same path and come to mean "alive to the pleasures of the senses." Rare before Coleridge popularized it "To express in one word all that appertains to the perception, considered as passive and merely recipient ...." (1814). From Latin sensus (see sense (n.)) + -ous. Related: Sensuously; sensuousness.